I found Bikram Yoga in 2007 after driving by the local studio and seeing a sign asking, “Are you ready to change your life?” I realized I wasn’t going to get where I wanted to be standing still and repeating old patterns.
I’ve been teaching Bikram Yoga and managing Bikram Yoga studios since 2011. I like to think I balance my teaching classes with a healthy dose of motivation, love, compassion and help to inspire my students to move beyond their comfort zones into a new, more accurate reality of, “I can do this!”
Bikram Yoga is not a hobby, it’s a way of life. It’s a freeing practice.
Easy? No. Simple? YES.
I have been practicing Inferno Hot Pilates since June of 2017.
I love IHP because it is a full body workout with little to no impact on my joints. Coming from an athletic background I desperately needed that if I wanted to stay in shape without any pain.
When I teach Inferno I really enjoy motivating people and watching them get stronger psychically and mentally.
My advice for the person that is on the fence about trying IHP is to just come and try it. Do what you can and if you need to take a knee, then do that, without any judgment.
I discovered Bikram Yoga in September 2002. I had driven by a local studio and was very intrigued. I made the decision to give it a try and after my first class I knew I had just found something that would change my life.
I have been practicing Bikram Yoga 5-7 days a week for 17 years. Teaching brings me so much joy. I love watching the students change both physically and mentally. When they walk out of the Hot Room and look me in the eye and say "Thank You" I know I have done my job.
I encourage everyone to give Bikram Yoga a try. And for the new students, I always say, come as many times as you can in your first month and enjoy what happens. And for the long time practitioners, now you get it!
I took my first Bikram yoga class 15 years ago with my sister. Her chiropractor had recommended the yoga to help with her mild scoliosis. I loved it from the start and have been practicing regularly for 10 years and teaching for over 5 now.
I encourage beginner students to keep coming as often as possible. Change happens quickly and the more they come the better they will feel. For the veteran practitioners, myself included, we should remember that we are all really just beginners in this practice. Listen to the dialogue and find things that you may not be incorporating in your practice or change it up a little. Something as small as setting up in a different part of the room can give you a much different perspective on your practice.
I've been doing Bikram yoga/Inferno Hot Pilates since 2012. A friend suggested I try it. I was like, yoga? No way. But after it kicked my ass in the first class, I had to go back for more. The rest is history!
The transformation for me was after my first 30 day challenge I saw how my body changed. Something big was happening outside and in; a huge shift in perspective of myself and the world.
My best advice for Bikram/Inferno/HVF beginners: Take care of yourself as if you were someone you really cared about. Just breathe.
“The Right way is the hard way.”— Boss!
I've been practicing Bikram yoga for 8 years after a co-worker recommended it to me.
I was looking for something to balance out the stress and pressure of my job and to find healing for a knee injury and digestive problems. I found that and much more in Bikram Yoga. I found 90 minutes of meditation. I found a supportive community. I found a challenging exercise. I found compassion for others and myself.
My best advice for Bikram beginners: Listen carefully word-by-word and just do your best, strive for progress, not perfection.
"The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not." —Mark Twain
My first Bikram class was in July 2008. I was looking for yoga classes on the internet and found Bikram. I had no idea it was heated or what anything meant. My first class blew me away and I was immediately hooked. It was therapeutic for my body and mind and satisfied my need for intensity after not being able to run anymore from injury. My back felt so much better.
My advice for beginners: Work hard. Take breaths if necessary. Be still and listen to your body. You’ll be amazed by what you can do. Come hydrated.
My advice for veterans: Eliminate distractions. Be totally absorbed. Be still and focus on yourself and fall in love. Allow yoga to heal your total being! Come hydrated.