The History

The Barkan Method is a style of Hatha Yoga that originated from a lineage in Calcutta, India. Jimmy Barkan, founder/owner was first certified by Ghosh’s College of India from Calcutta, India and was Bikram Yoga’s most senior teacher for over eighteen years! While the Barkan Method finds its roots from this lineage in Calcutta, it also integrates postures from other styles of Yoga to create variations, upper body strength, hip openers, versatility and even greater range of motion.

The yoga classes are practiced in a heated room to stretch and strengthen various areas of the body. The practice brings vital balance and restores all systems to optimal health.  Consistency will create a physical, mental and spiritual harmony that will be felt in all areas of the practitioner’s life.

The Effects


The yoga asanas are designed to work internally and externally. Internally, improvements to the heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, and intestines are realized through consistent practice. Externally, the joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments are all made stronger through The Barkan Method.


As in all forms of yoga, the mind is strengthened through the discipline of The Barkan Method, which helps to eliminate stress, depression, anxiety, and other dysfunctional mental disorders. The Barkan Method helps to create a calming of the mind, quieting of the brain’s chatter, and deep relaxation response.


As we strengthen the body and calm the mind, we open ourselves up for a transformational experience. The Intention behind the Barkan Method is to balance and body, quiet the mind and nourish the soul. Our approach to Hatha Yoga creates an opening of the spine, and central nervous system we call the Sushumna in Sanskrit. This opening helps the practitioner heal, find balance and evolution!!

Our Studios

Fort Lauderdale

Located next door to Whole Foods & Dick’s Sporting Goods in Fort Lauderdale, Florida! Only minutes from Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach, Davie, Hollywood, Pompano Beach, Lauderdale by the Sea, Wilton Manors, Oakland Park, Coral Ridge and more.  Learn more on our Barkan Method Studio Website.

Boca Raton

Conveniently located at the crossroads of Boca Raton, across the street from Town Center Mall. Only minutes from Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, Boynton Beach and more.  Learn more on our Barkan Method Studio Website.

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