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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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!
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.