Posts by Pepper

Student Feature: Corey

  When I first met Corey, I felt like he had quite a bit of hesitation about his yoga practice.  He told me about his back spasms and how he had been in several work-related accidents that really messed up his alignment.  I asked him how many times a week he practiced, and at the…

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Healing a broken pelvis.

  I’m so excited to be hosting Gianna at our upcoming workshop on October 28th.   Gianna has incredible insight on yoga and movement, and healing the body through the two.  You’ve already seen what a consistent practice can do for your biochemistry (if you haven’t, click here).  But yoga can also help to realign your…

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Buenos Dias from Colombia

  Buenos dias from all your BYF friends in Colombia!   Colombia has been the most incredible adventure, which I’m sure all 13 of us can attest to.  In a span of just a few days, we’ve zip-lined the jungle, rode horses along cliff sides, witnessed majestic valleys and rivers, and soaked in mineral-rich hot…

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My Drinking Routine

  Not those kinds of drinks.  Although when I do have drinks, I usually hit the hot room the next day and detox it all out.  If you try it, let me know how it goes.  It’s not easy, and you might hate me for ever giving you this idea, but it’ll make your day-after…

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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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