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 News from Our Yoga Community                                      May 2012



Happy May Day! Our original intention was to speak to the celebratory nature of May - from May Day to Mother's Day to the rites of our local community as we soak in the warmth of the suns rays and languish outdoors in the lingering light. 


We're learning day-by-day that life with a 3 year-old is always entertaining, enlightening, and changing. As with many good intentions, ours was sidetracked, by Super Heroes. On any given day we now find ourselves conversing with Spider Man, the Incredible Hulk, Batman and more [though Wonder Woman is not yet welcome]! 



And sometimes, oh, just when you don't want a sometimes, you simply have to follow the Super Hero way...


KABOOM! That studio door won't get in my way! POW!! Bring it on Triangle Pose! THWACK!!! Camel Pose you're no match for me! 


Come story-time, at the end of our action packed days, we've also come to realize that some super heroes really 'own' their words - and encourage us to act responsibly and be accountable for our actions - in Spidey's own words, "With great power, there must also come - great responsibility." It doesn't get much better than this... 


Thanks for your power, your responsibility.


Jackie, Alex, Boone, the teachers and staff

Bikram Yoga Sandy

In the Words of a Student


We recently received the following email from Ashley, we applaud her for allowing us to share it with you.


First of all, I would just like to say thank you to you, all of the yoga instructors, and studio employees for all that they do. I started taking classes in December and signed up for a membership in January, though recently I have been sick and haven't been as often as I would like. Bikram Yoga has already impacted my life in such a positive way, which is something that my entire 'being' has been missing. I can finally focus and do things that I have not been able to do for a very long time. I have personally been struggling with an Eating Disorder since High School (I say personally because I have never felt more alone). I 'conquered' it for a few years, served a mission for the LDS church, and came home with my ED controlling my life due to the stress and the toll my mission put on me (the most amazing learning experience, but close to the hardest thing I have ever done.)

Silly me, thinking I need to stay as active as possible as to look my best (or to disappear from the world), I decided to start picking up yoga in place of meal time or to fill my life with something besides spending it with the people who care about me. When something in my mind finally switched over, the realization that life is a gift -- and the ability to learn and grow with each and every yoga practice -- gives me a knowledge that I have accomplished something spectacular every single day. Rather than finding an awkward happiness seeing smaller numbers on the scale, or the ability to will myself to not eat when every part of my body is screaming for care and nourishment (which is ironic because I am a nutrition major), yoga has given me the ability to acknowledge the things around me and not the dark things inside of me. As well as show me how much I actually do appreciate time at the studio.

This life is so much about community and being with the other amazing souls on this earth. I had been taking that life for granted, and while I am fairly good at noticing the positive traits of others, I tend to forget to acknowledge my own good traits, and things as little as being able to hold a pose longer, or being more flexible than I have ever been in my life are small accomplishments I can add to my list each day (rather than caloric intake or checking how much weight I have lost).

I can breath again! Air that has been missing from my soul for too long.

Anyways, this is a very therapeutic type of an email for me, I apologize for the splurge of emotion, but thank you for taking the time to read it. The reasoning for my explanation is just so I can relay to you the impact and overall well being, having a part in your Yoga Studio/Community has provided me. I am honestly so grateful for all that you do and the business you run. Thank you thank you.





We'd love to hear how your yoga practice has changed your life, too. Please drop us a line at info@bikramyogasandy.com


Brandy in Splits
Posture Clinic with Brandy Lyn Burkman

Please join us on Saturday, June 9th from 1-3:30 pm for a Posture Clinic with Brandy Lyn. As she leads us through Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class, Brandy will take extra time to review the postures in greater detail with more in-depth information for perfecting your own practice. There will also be plenty of time for Q&A.

$30 Early Bird Registration; before June 1.
$40 Registration after June 1.

Certified Bikram Yoga Instructors Early Bird - $20; after $30.

Register online here.


You can also register at the studio.


If you've been fortunate enough to have one of Brandy's classes, you know this event will sell out quickly! Reserve your spot today!

In and Around the Studio


June 9th 2:30 pm class cancelled for Posture Clinic with Brandy Lyn.


Teacher Training Classes. Join us for 4 special classes in June as we  welcome new teacher trainees to the podium. Classes will be held at 2:30 pm on Tuesdays/Thursdays: June 19th, 21st, 26th and 28th. Classes are free of charge; please, no first-time students. 


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.  


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

In This Issue
In the Words of a Student
Posture Clinic with Brandy Lyn
In and Around the Studio
spring flowers 2012
Thanks to Jen for the beautiful flowers gracing our entry!

Class Schedule


Community class is at 10am on Saturday, May 5th.



6:00am  *  9:15am  *  12:00pm  *  4:30pm  *  6:30pm  *  8:15pm



6:00am  *  9:15am  *  12:00pm  *  5:30pm  *  7:30pm



6:00am  *  9:15am  *  12:00pm  *  4:30pm  *  6:30pm  *  8:15pm



6:00am  *  9:15am  *  12:00pm  *  5:30pm  *  7:30pm



6:00am  *  9:15am  *  12:00pm  *  2:30 pm  * 4:30pm  *  6:30pm**  



6:00am  *  8:00am  *  10:00am  *  2:30pm  *  4:30pm   



8:00am  *  10:00am  *  2:30pm  * 4:30pm  *  6:30pm


** Give Back Class

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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