When Upkar Chana took her first Bikram Yoga class in 2002, it was love at first sweat! The intensity with which Bikram Yoga is practiced reminded her of her Division 1 lacrosse play from college.

She was also able to successfully rehabilitate her popped hamstrings, and both of her dislocated shoulders by creating a regular practice.

She attended Teacher Training in the Fall of 2008 in Acapulco, Mexico. Since graduation she has been teaching all over New York City.

Bikram Yoga has touched and inspired Upkar and taught her much about her Indian heritage.

Upkar means ‘an act of selflessness’ in Gurbani and Hindi.