Posts by Pepper

Stop blaming the yoga.

  I get questions all the time like, “Why do I feel so sleepy after yoga?” or “Why did yoga give me such a bad headache?”   And I’m going to nip that in the bud right now. Sorry not sorry, this post is going to be a lot of tough love from the boss.…

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Why Bikram Yoga is for YOU.

  I had a really cool experience the other day teaching class.  I was looking around the room during Standing Head To Knee and took note of several students.   One student has been dealing with rheumatoid arthritis and started practicing Bikram Yoga, along with implementing dietary changes, to aide in her healing process.  Another…

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Yoga Vs. Spilt Milk

My day started with a bang.  I dropped a quart-sized mason jar filled with homemade, raw, cashew milk.  Literally, crying over spilt milk right now.  Why gravity, why??   I had to leave for class in less than 5 minutes so I cleaned up broken glass and cashew remnants as quickly as I could.  On…

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How I climbed back on the wagon.

I recently took a trip overseas to Shanghai and Taipei.  It was my first time overseas in 6 years!   It was, of course, an amazing trip minus the fact that there was no yoga, no hot yoga, no Bikram Yoga.  No.  Yoga.   I did manage to get to the gym almost every day. …

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Teacher Feature: Marce

Name:  Marcela   Age:  38   Occupation:  Yoga Teacher and Florist   How long have been practicing yoga?  Around 10 years   How often do you practice?  Five to six times a week   What changes have you noticed in your practice?  My concentration and focus has improved.  In addition, I feel at peace with myself…

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Student Update: Joel

If you practiced at BYF at all last year, then you’ve seen Joel around.  Or even more likely, you’ve practiced with him.   He made a huge accomplishment a couple days ago:  365 classes in 365 days.  Actually, I’m positive he did at least one double, so let’s make that 366 classes.  He showed up…

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Student Feature: Fressa

“Bikram yoga can be expensive, but the amount of money being spent at doctor visits and prescriptions is more than going to yoga 3x a week. I stand by that 100%.” I so enjoy having Fressa in class.  She’s always all smiles.  During the October Transformation Challenge she had lost a couple inches, but when…

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Teacher Feature: Michael Harris

 Don’t miss Michael’s workshop September 22nd and 23rd!   Name: Michael Harris   Age: 58   Occupation: Yoga Teacher / Business Coach   How long have been practicing yoga? 30 years – since 1987   How often do you practice? 3 to 5 times a week   What changes have you noticed in your practice?…

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On Bikram Yoga and Injuries

About once a week — ok scratch that.  About once a day, someone will tell me they can’t practice for a couple months because they injured (fill in some body part).   I usually follow up with a sad attempt to tell them that Bikram Yoga will help them bounce back faster than going back…

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Teacher Feature: Inspiration From Michael Fine

  Here’s Michael’s story, shared with permission from Michael:   My name is Michael Fine and I practice this magical 26 & 2 yoga series almost daily and have done so for practically 6 years. This beautiful series figuratively and literally saved my life!   I was rescued by this healing, therapeutic yoga after living…

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