Bikram Yoga Savannah grew out of two passions: one for Bikram Yoga and the other for Savannah. Leslie Tucker Carey attended the Savannah College of Art and Design in the mid-90s and became very fond of the city. After receiving a master’s degree in historic preservation, Leslie worked at Historic Savannah Foundation for a few years before moving to Washington, DC.
Several years later, she relocated to Northern California where she was introduced to Bikram Yoga. Initially practicing Bikram as a way to heal her knees which were damaged from running, Leslie soon gave up all other forms of exercise and focused entirely on Bikram Yoga. After practicing for two years, she attended Bikram’s Teacher Training Certification program with the hopes of one day opening her own Bikram Yoga studio–ideally in Savannah. Those hopes came to fruition in late 2008 when Leslie and her husband moved to Savannah.
Soon after she made her plans become a reality and opened Bikram Yoga Savannah in April 2010.