The first time I tried Bikram Yoga was with my boyfriend back in December 2009. He was interested in it since he was a golfer and he was needing a way to stay flexible in order to help him with his swing and I wanted to try it out of simple curiosity. We signed up for the introductory 1 week unlimited for $20.00 I believe it was. After our first week we both were hooked. We practiced at the Bellevue Studio for a few months as well as one in Green Lake. In April 2010 my boyfriend passed away and I took a break from yoga to get my life back in order. After about a 6 month break (longer than expected) I came back to the Bellevue studio and immediately felt as if I was were I should/ needed to be. The instructors are great! They are kind, friendly, helpful, know you by name and make you feel like they genuinely are interested in being there. The studio is clean and cozy feeling. Unlike some studios Bellevue studio always keeps the room HOT and I mean HOT; just like I expect hot yoga to be. I've noticed improvement in my flexibility, energy levels and sleep habits. Most importantly I've notice change around my mid section. Overall, Birkam Hot Yoga of Bellevue is a great place and I would recommend this studio to anyone and everyone.