About Us

Bikram Yoga Nairobi is Kenya’s first hot yoga studio, offering 26 classes a week, led by professional yoga instructors, all of whom have undertaken intensive training with Bikram himself.

Bikram Yoga Nairobi has a beautiful yoga room which can accommodate up to 70 students in any one class.  The studio also boasts large changing rooms, and a juice bar serving fresh juices and smoothies in tour lounge area.

Our boutique will be stocked with the latest in yoga fashion for both women and men, and we will also sell yoga accessories such as mats, towels, water bottles, and yoga gifts.

Karim Nathoo, Studio Owner, qualified from Bikram’s Teacher Training in Las Vegas in Spring 2010 with his partner and co-owner, Emma Day.  In his early twenties Karim used to lift weights and play ice hockey, and yoga was the furthest thing from his mind.  But, after contracting Hepatitis A from dirty water in 2001, Karim turned to Bikram Yoga to deal with his health problems and found tremendous relief from daily practise of the 26 postures in the hot room.  Born in Kenya, Karim grew up between Nairobi and Vancouver, where there are three Bikram Yoga studios in the downtown area alone, and he taught yoga in Vancouver before deciding to settle in Kenya.

Emma Day, Studio Owner, qualified from Bikram’s Teacher Training in Las Vegas in Spring 2010 with her partner and co-owner, Karim Nathoo.  Originally from the UK, Emma first began practising yoga at the age of 19, and tried a variety of forms.  In 2002 she started practising Bikram Yoga in London, England, and soon became addicted to the intensity of the practise derived from the heat and the powerful reduction in stress she experienced after each class.  After spending four years living in Vancouver, where yoga is something of a way of life, Emma began to practise several times a week and the natural progression was to train as a teacher in order to share the benefits of Bikram Yoga with others.  Before moving to Kenya Emma taught yoga in Vancouver, Canada.  Emma is also a human rights lawyer and now finds Bikram Yoga to be a necessary counterbalance to the pressures of her working life.