Hot Thoughts From The Hot Room


Student Feature: Joel

By Pepper | Mar 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Student Feature: Joel

  When I first met Joel, he told me he was dealing with arthritis.  Really nonchalant about the whole thing.  After I got to know him a bit more, and had the pleasure of leading him through class a few times, he let me in on his condition.   Joel has lived with arthritis, gout,…

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3 Must Do’s For A Successful Yoga Class

By Pepper | Mar 26, 2017 | Comments Off on 3 Must Do’s For A Successful Yoga Class

  Well, first off, to have a successful yoga class means you need to show up.  But, godddd that’s like THE hardest part.  Getting in the car, sitting through rush hour traffic after a long day, and waltzing into that hot, really hot, torture chamber of miracles.   It is hard to get to yoga…

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By Pepper | Mar 6, 2017 | Comments Off on #yogaeverywhere

  These days, it’s rare that I get to take a vacation.  And even when I do, it’s hard to completely let go mentally.   There is always something to worry about, or plan for at the studio that it seems like my brain never really turns off.  The only time I’ve found that I…

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7 Reasons To Practice Yoga

By Pepper | Feb 26, 2017 | Comments Off on 7 Reasons To Practice Yoga

One time during a class, the teacher asked me, “Kai, why do you practice yoga?”   There was a long silence.  Followed by a bit more silence.  And then everyone just started laughing.  I was hoping that people weren’t thinking I didn’t know why I practiced.  Especially as the studio director.  What was really going on…

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Student Feature: Mario

By Pepper | Feb 25, 2017 | Comments Off on Student Feature: Mario

Mario was one of BYF’s first students back in 2014.  I started seeing Mario at the studio pretty frequently a few months ago near the end of 2016.    Then I started seeing him A LOT so decided to check out his profile to see just how often he was practicing.  Turns out he had…

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Why You Don’t Want To Miss The Next Workshop

By Pepper | Feb 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Why You Don’t Want To Miss The Next Workshop

  There’s something about the coming of spring that makes me want to hear and learn new information.  To grow and get better.  All the new plant life and sunshine.  I know you get that feeling too.   So this month, I will be holding two semi-private group workshops that will give you a whole…

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Three Tools For Getting Unstuck

By Pepper | Feb 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Three Tools For Getting Unstuck

  “People often say motivation doesn’t last, well, neither does bathing.”  -Zig Ziglar   My alarm went off this morning and I almost went off on it.   It happens a couple times a week.  Where I wake up feeling sluggish and unmotivated.  But that is not the way to “get sh** done,”  as that…

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Do This One Thing For Back Pain

By Pepper | Feb 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Do This One Thing For Back Pain

Spinal traction is a form of decompression therapy that relieves pressure on the spine.   Spinal traction is used to treat herniated discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, and many other back conditions.  It can cost $100-$200 per visit, and an average of 20 visits to achieve your desired treatment goals, which may not…

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Groundhog Day The Bikram Way

By Pepper | Feb 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Groundhog Day The Bikram Way

  Here you are again.  Going to your Bikram class, your 4th one this week.   You walk in and set up your mat, 2nd row, two mirror panels in from the left, Hydroflask (with exactly 9 cubes of ice) on the bottom right corner of your mat. You lay your towel down, one pat…

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Teacher Feature: Jennifer

By Pepper | Jan 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Teacher Feature: Jennifer

  I’ve always known Jennifer to be extremely dedicated to the Bikram Yoga practice.  But what I also admire about her is her ability to find balance in her life. Jennifer is so multi-faceted and I feel there’s always something new to learn about her.  She’s got a regular yoga practice, a full teaching schedule, two…

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