Bikram Yoga Zurich

Our Team

Teacher-Team Bikram Yoga Zurich

Beat Urech


Leaving the room after my first Bikram Yoga class I was walking on air and I knew:  this is THE thing I was always searching for. I’m proud to be able to pass on this wonderful “curing device” to other people. I have been a Bikram Yoga teacher since 2004.  As a soap maker I produce the best soap of the Canton Graubünden.
Christine Manger


Bikram Yoga gives me a balance between body, mind and soul and keeps me well-balanced. Both in practice and in teaching I love the exchange of energy  in the room. Since 2012 I have taught Bikram Yoga in Zurich.  I’m also teaching at the Gestaltungsschule GDK Zurich and I’m a freelance art and creative director.
Doris Ritter


Regular practising of Bikram Yoga changes body and perception.  During the 90 minutes in the heat you have no chance of thinking of anything else.  This teaches you to focus mentally, which is a relaxation in daily life at the same time.  This fascinates me. Every hour gives me new energy and is an exciting observation of myself.  Although every exercise is the same, every class feels different.  This is challenging and very motivating at the same time. After every class I feel newborn.
Gina Marinoni


My fascination of Yoga is that I’m working with myself.
It’s a lifelong trip; and that’s what fascinates me.

Timotheus SchläpferTimotheus

You get to the deeper levels only if you dig constantly at the same spot.  With the help of the same Bikram Yoga series, this discovery fascinates me and motivates me over and over again.  I have been a Bikram Yoga teacher since 2005. My main profession is musician (violinist) in the Orchestra.


Bikram Yoga has helped me gain strength, agility and find balance in my body inside and out. It has enabled me to become calmer and more focused, and to be a more patient and understanding person. On a deeper level, my clarity and self awareness have grown, so I’m better able to be true to myself. Practicing Bikram Yoga is transformational, on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual plane. Regular practice is Key. Trust the process and you will receive the benefits.
Manuela Guattini


Since 2004 I have been practising Bikram Yoga,  and it is very exciting to notice changes in your body through the same 26 yoga postures.  More mindfulness and awareness not only during classes but also applied in daily life makes life better.  My main job is as a flight attendant and I can now manage demanding  and difficult situations in a more relaxed and calm way.
Sonia Christina Schäfer


Bikram Yoga gives me power and energy,  it balances me every time.  It helps me to deal better with jet lag and stress-situations.  It is not only defining my body but also my mind and perception.  Being a Maître de Cabine with Swiss International for many years this gives me the opportunity to visit and teach in other studios worldwide.  Bikram Yoga is international but nonetheless a “family”.


Bikram Yoga gives me always the feeling as if I would arrive at home in myself, if I teach or practice.  Next to all the phyisical advantages, it gives me the necessary strength,  focus and balance to work on myself and realize my life.  It helps me to turn off my head in stressful situations and to trust myself.  I can’t describe the unique feeling full of joy and lightness after a Bikram Yoga class. It opens my heart,  what I am thankful for.
Namasté !



“Give me 30 days of your life and I will change your body – give me 60 days of your life and I will change your life“. Bikram Choudhury’s words about the 30-days-challenge exactly apply to me! After two serious life events and my own 60-days-challenge, I knew I wanted to change something in my life. So in Spring 2016 I successfully completed the two-month Teacher Training in India. Since my return, I have been teaching at the studio in Zurich with great pleasure. I would like to pass this enthusiasm to as many people as possible and show how they can bring their body, mind and spirit in harmony.


In my childhood I came into contact with meditation and pranayama. During my education at drama school I became acquainted with the physical aspect of Yoga. With Bikram Yoga, I first experienced a regular disciplined Asana practice. It was ,love at first breath’ and the powerful potential of this sequence inspires me again and again.
After I completed my teacher training at Bikram Yoga College of India my passion for the yoga practice led me to various further educations in different traditions. Beside my study to become a Medical Yoga Coach at the German Medical School in Berlin and attending numerous immersions with my Hatha Yoga teachers Stephen Thomas and Noah McKenna, I completed a Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training as well as advanced teacher training in Pranayama and meditation with Shri O.P. Tiwari. Yoga makes me happy and that’s why I wish to share it.


FrontDesk-Team Bikram Yoga Zurich

m kerstin


Bikram Yoga is the perfect supplement to my running.  Meanwhile it has become my passion and a part of my life to draw power and happiness.  90 Minutes sweating together in positive energy connects and each pose is teaching me again how to stay withing myself.  I do not consider Yoga as a competitive performance, rather it is a path to sense my body, a healthy way of life, to calm down my thoughts and to practice awareness.  I am looking forward to welcome you at our studio and to share a part of this joy of life with you!
Laura Johnes


Bikram Yoga helps me to find my balance, inside and outside the studio. Back in 2004 I have visited Switzerland for 6 months to snowboard. Out of these 6 months became 10 years and I love to live here in Zurich.


Management Bikram Yoga Zurich -


Founder, Owner & Teacher

When I took my first Bikram Yoga class in New York City back in 1999 I had a striking experience. Not only was it the best and most intense workout I ever experience....but I also found myself in the deepest state of meditation at the end of each and every class.....I knew this is it!.. and it became my mission in life to bring this yoga as a pioneer to Switzerland and help as many people as possible. I gave up my dream job as Swissair Flight Attendant and ceritified as a Bikram Yoga teacher in Spring 2003. Then I opened the first studio in Switzerland in January 2004 as number 4 in Europe after Hamburg, Vienna and London.


Studio Manager & Teacher

I am one of those who used to go almost daily to the „muscle-gym“. Stefan has introduced me to Bikram Yoga and he showed me a new way to strengthen my body, build up my concentration and to gain more selfcontrol. I never thought that ONLY 1-2 weekly Bikram Yoga sessions would give me more definition than regular training at the „muscle-gym“. Meanwhile I have picked up my weight training again and realized, that Bikram Yoga and weight training are a great combination, building up my body permanently  without the „jojo“ effect.
Come and try it for yourself.