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 News from Our Yoga Community                                        January 2012



The onset of a new year often lends itself to a time of reflection. It is always positive to clarify and take action towards a personal goal, but it is important to develop a compassionate intention without expectations and attachment. What if we mindfully maintain focus upon our intention of sustaining a healthier way of being? In other words, it is not what we do but it is how we do it that is ultimately healthier.


Sustaining a hatha yoga practice has everything to do with our approach to asana and pranayama. Our daily 90-minute practice is a microcosm of our life practice. Intensity is important in daily practice, but it must be understood in order to finish practice invigorated and full of life. Intensity is not straining. As BKS Iyengar states "Intensity is a mental attitude more than a physical attitude. Intensity is to get totally involved, fully immersed and absorbed in what one is doing. Intense practice means a fast and keen mode of adjusting, correcting, and progressing proceedingly." In addition to the intensity there should intelligence and steadiness of breath that permeates all actions and sensations. When the breath is slow and consistent it calms the nervous system and energizes the body and helps to control emotion. Again, it is not what you do, but how you do it!


Many of you may have just begun your hatha yoga practice and are wondering how it is possible to be 'intelligent' while suffering in class. I encourage you to compassionately maintain your intention throughout your practice and to recognize that the postures are simply the path to a better you. Every day practice will be different, some more challenging then others. It is the your approach that allows you to practice without suffering. Practicing with the right balance of intensity, steadiness, compassion, and curiosity will lead you to success as a consistent yoga practitioner.


Boone Winter 2012Longevity is not what you can do for yourself in a few months, but what can you do for yourself in a lifetime. The longer and more consistent you practice hatha yoga, the greater the benefit. It is the process of experiencing our physical bodies in asana and pranayama that leads us on a path of internal understanding, or self-realization, of our true human nature of happiness, love and joy.


Jackie, Alex, Boone and the Bikram Yoga Sandy team




Synergy Workshop in February


On February 25th we're happy to welcome back to the studio, Francisco Morales-Bermudez for a Synergy workshop.


synergy 1What is Synergy? Synergy is a healing art that incorporates Thai massage, flying, and partner stretching. The workshops are designed to emphasize the interconnection between people with the themes of trust, playfulness, and communication. This creates a playful atmosphere in which one can not only explore their courage through intrepid movement but also receive and give stretches that are very healing to the body and in the process break down barriers with others and establish more trust and connection.  The room will not be hot!


Date:  Saturday, February 25
Time:  5:30 - 7:30 pm [we will cancel the 4:30 pm class that afternoon]
Fee:    $45 per person
No. of Participants:  40; partner not required.



Click here for more information about Synergy. 


Welcome Matt Mulholland!


As we bid a fond farewell to Massage Therapist Jocelyn Bowers and wish her the best of luck with her new endeavors, we are happy to welcome to Bikram Yoga Sandy Massage Therapist Matt Mulholland.  

MulhollandMatthew Mulholland has more than 12 years experience, specializing in Thai Yoga Bodywork and Deep Tissue Massage. As a Bikram student while living in Miami Beach, he provided his healing arts at two studios in the area, helping to augment and deepen the practice of many fellow students. He looks forward to doing the same here in Sandy. Matthew believes, as does Bikram, that regular bodywork is an excellent complement to the practice of Yoga. He recently moved to UT from NY State and is hoping we get a lot more snow soon.


Want Flexibility? Try Auto-Pay Membership

Which asana is most effective for improving your flexibility? Doorasana. It's not one of the 26 in the Bikram Series, but simply getting through the door is perhaps the most common challenge to deepening one's mindfulness, strength and flexibility through yoga.


Our Auto-Pay Membership is designed for convenience. Auto-Pay Membership is the most versatile and convenient yoga package at Bikram Yoga Sandy. 

  • No set-up fee
  • No cancellation fee
  • Flexible billing date - you decide which day of the month works best with your budget.
  • Only a 3 month commitment  (Auto-pay will continue past 3 months unless we receive written cancellation from you at autopay@bikramyogasandy.com 15 days prior to your billing date)
  • You can even suspend your Auto-Pay Membership anytime after your 3 month commitment for 1 month increments provided you give us a re-activation date.
  • If you pay for 12 months you will automatically get the 13th month free!

Please contact memberships@bikramyogasandy.com if you have any purchasing questions.


In and Around the Studio


Account Purchases  Are you looking for an easier way to make small purchases? We have a new 'money on account' program. Give us a credit and/or debit card to keep on file and we charge your account in $25 increments. When your account reaches $0, your card will automatically be charged $25 without bringing in your card! With your email address on file you'll automatically receive a receipt for the transaction.  


New Classes! Two new classes were added to the schedule on January 1st - we now have 2:30 pm classes on Fridays and Sundays.


Our Lost and Found Overfloweth Chances are, if you lost your favorite water bottle, yoga mat, or yoga clothing, we found it! Lost items can be retrieved from the ottomans in the lobby. If you don't find what you're looking for, just ask. Lost and found items are kept for 2-3 weeks and then items are donated to local charities.


10% Off on Towels/Mats for Groupon & Local Intro Students Purchase a towel or mat during your first month of practice and you'll receive 10% off retail.


New Retail Products New women's and men's yoga clothing from Pushpa is currently adorning our retails racks. More clothing will be arriving soon. On the shelves you'll now find Ultima Replenisher, a zero sugar, no caffeine, and gluten free, all food source, all 8 electrolytes drink powder.

In This Issue
Synergy Workshop
Welcome Matt Mulholland
The Flexibility of Auto-Pay
In and Around the Studio

Upcoming Events


 Utah Regional Comp 2012

This Saturday! January 21
Utah Yoga Assana Championship, 12 noon to 4 pm at the Holladay City Hall, Big Cottonwood Room.
January 27
Bikram in Utah tickets go on sale!  $52 per person plus additional fees.
Tickets available online at ArtTix.org, at all ArtTix Ticket Office locations, or by calling 801-355-ARTS or 888-451-ARTS.
April 14

Bikram in Utah

Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Jeanne Wagner Theater.

Join us to hear more from the world-renouned innovator of the Bikram Yoga method of Hatha Yoga.  

Jackie & Alex

Bikram Yoga Sandy was founded in 2003 by Jackie & Alex Wheeler. Jackie began her Bikram Yoga practice in 1996  and graduated from Bikram's Yoga College of India Teacher Training program in 2000.  Alex began his practice in Oregon in 2000 and graduated from teacher training in 2003.

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