Hot Thoughts From The Hot Room


Student Feature: John

By Pepper | Jan 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Student Feature: John

Many times we go to class and hear an instructor (mostly Kaiyan) tell us that when we feel like we shouldn’t be in class due to illness, injury, or just not feeling right; that those are the days WE NEED to be in class. Last week I experienced this first hand, here is my story.…

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Student Feature: Jean

By Pepper | Jan 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Student Feature: Jean

Name: Jean Occupation: Medical Social Worker How long have you been practicing yoga? Almost 1.5 years How often do you practice? Around 4 times a week, more if I’m fortunate What changes have you noticed in your practice?My breathing, flexibility, endurance, stronger muscles, and most importantly, pain relief! I feel an almost immediate pain relief…

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Student Feature: Alpa

By Pepper | Dec 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Student Feature: Alpa

  I love to watch Alpa practice because she smiles coming out of every posture.  I asked her one time why she smiles so much in class, and she responded with, “it just feels so good.”  She laughed to herself all the way back to her car.   Whenever someone tells me it’s too late…

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Student Feature: Corey

By Pepper | Oct 26, 2018 | Comments Off on 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.

By Pepper | Oct 9, 2018 | Comments Off on 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

By Pepper | Sep 1, 2018 | Comments Off on 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

By Pepper | Jul 31, 2018 | Comments Off on 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.

By Pepper | May 1, 2018 | Comments Off on 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.

By Pepper | Mar 28, 2018 | Comments Off on 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

By Pepper | Mar 22, 2018 | Comments Off on 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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