In Yoga, There’s Something For Everybody

Tonight after work, I unofficially started my yoga teacher training. My yoga teacher training at CorePower Yoga doesn’t technically start until February 24th. Part of the required coursework for the eight-week training program includes taking 60 yoga classes in addition to attending a three-hour training session, three times a week. Those 60 classes are roughly […] Read more…

What Time Should I Show Up For Class?

My motto has always been, “Early is on time and on time is late. If you’re late, don’t even bother coming unless you have a really good excuse.” I apply this motto to all aspects of my life, especially my yoga practice. Bikram Yoga is my ultimate way to release stress from daily life. The […] Read more…

One-Pot Chicken Gumbo Pasta

Bikram Yoga makes me hungry. While everyone is lost in their own open-eyed mediation during class, I’m always thinking about what I want to eat after class. There’s something about good food that really helps motivate me during my hardest Bikram Yoga classes. Hey, whatever gets you through the 90 minutes, right? This morning in […] Read more…

Facing My Fears Of Yoga Teacher Training

I came across an interesting Yoga Journal article today. Fourteen members of Yoga Journal’s editorial, publishing and digital teams started a 200-hour yoga teacher training (YTT) together recently. In the article, the magazine’s editor-in-chief talks about her personal experience with the teacher training so far. Guess what? Even though she’s excited about the project, she’s also […] Read more…

Gear I Can’t Live Without – Breathe Mats

Here’s a valuable piece of advice that took me years to learn: You can make anything fun and comfortable if you have the right gear. When I first started going to Bikram Yoga, I used a rubber mat I bought at a sporting goods store and a towel to cover the mat during class to […] Read more…

Who Is Bikram?

Those who are familiar with the practice know what Bikram Yoga is, but might not know who he is. Here’s a fun fact: Yes, there is an actual man behind the “Bikram” name. Bikram Choudhury is the man who developed the Bikram Yoga Sequence, a form of hot yoga consisting of 26 Hatha Yoga postures and two breathing […] Read more…

New Year Resolutions For 2016

Happy New Year! My resolutions for 2016 are quite simple – to practice as much Bikram Yoga as possible and complete yoga teacher training. I took a total of 123 Bikram Yoga classes in 2015. For 2016, I’d like to double the number of classes I took in 2015. That means taking 246 Bikram Yoga […] Read more…

Sealevel Hot Yoga

For my first studio review, I figured it would be appropriate to review my current, home studio, Sealevel Hot Yoga. According to their website, Sealevel Hot Yoga is Seattle’s original hot yoga studio, operating since 1996 under the name Bikram Yoga Seattle (and prior to that Yoga College of India.) Despite the fact that “Bikram […] Read more…

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