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 News from Our Yoga Community                                       July 2012



Brandy's Workshop BreathingHave you ever noticed how easy it is to compare your yoga practice - i.e. your performance - from one day to the next and note that your comparison is not all that positive? And then, set a very high standard for where it will be tomorrow, next week, next month, next year? Or conversely, what you'll never be able to do? To quote Ralph Waldo Emerson:


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.


Isn't this quote great inspiration for your practice? When we focus on where we've been or where we plan to go, we simply loose the gift of being in the present moment. And, with it goes grace, peace, joy, wisdom, compassion, and your practice.


What if, when you stepped into the room it was with an intention of "there is nothing wrong, and no where to get to"? All of a sudden, your focus becomes about what you can do; your practice shifts from a test of your capabilities to an experiment with what may be possible. To quote Emerson again:


All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.


Thanks for listening and Happy Independence Day!


Jackie, Alex, Boone, the teachers and staff

Bikram Yoga Sandy

July Holiday Schedule

red white and blue toes


Independence Day, July 4th:  There will be no 6:30 pm or 8:15 pm classes.


Pioneer Day, July 24th: There will be no 5:30 pm or 7:30 pm classes. 


Make-A-Wish Come True!


Thanks for supporting our Give Back Class! We're very pleased to partner with the local Make-A-Wish chapter to grant a local kid's wish through proceeds from the Friday evening Give Back Class.


Benjamin Make A Wish


14 year-old Benjamin has End Stage Renal Disease, which is the complete or almost complete inability for the kidneys to work. Benjamin is on dialysis and in a wheelchair, and does not have movement of his legs.


He is an enthusiastic middle schooler who has an incredibly positive outlook on life, despite his condition. Benjamin is easy-going and is a joy to be around. He has a deep love for his four brothers and is a great example to his family. Benjamin enjoys basketball and hockey, Harry Potter and legos.


Benjamin had all sorts of ideas for his wish but when it came time to declare one, he wished to go to Legoland.


Come on in and help us make Benjamin's wish come true! Our goal is to raise $2500. Thanks to everyone we've raised $1264 so far. 


The Give Back Class is held each Friday evening, 6:30 pm, $10 suggested donation, pay-as-you-wish. Cash only.


We look forward to receiving a photo of Benjamin at Legoland in San Diego!

Get Inspired & Win a 6-Month Yoga Pass!
Michael Harris
Heads up! On Tuesday July 24th a very special opportunity exists to win a Grand Prize of Six Months Unlimited Bikram Yoga. This prize is being provided by our friend, Bikram Yoga teacher and author Michael Harris and The Getting UP Project. On this day Morgan James Publishing, Amazon and Michael will be launching his new book "Falling Down Getting UP - A Story Overcoming Life to Live."


This book is a true story of Michael defying death and destruction several times over. Much of Michael's physical healing was a result of intense Bikram Yoga practice.This book is Michael's story - but the book is really about you. It is about that place that everyone has experienced. That place where you don't know whether you can go one more step.


On Tuesday, July 24th be sure to check our Facebook page for more information on winning Six Months of Unlimited Bikram Yoga and on how to purchase the book for yourself!


In and Around the Studio


Schedule now posted on BikramYogaSandy.com Check it out! You'll see special holiday schedules, class additions, and which teacher is on the podium.   


30% off all Klean Kanteens.  Get 'em while they last! You'll find them in the sale bins near the front desk.


Cool Yoga Goods! ahhh! Refresh yourself after class with a cold, tasty Dreyer's Fruit Bar. $1 each, yummy tangerine, grape, strawberry, or lemonade.


Check out our new Hydro Flasks vacuum insulated water bottles, they're great for keeping your water chilled - or hot - for 12 hours, and come in a variety of great colors, tastefully engraved with our logo.


We've also changed up our yoga towels, we're now carrying Hugger Mugger Bamboo Yoga Towels. Soft and absorbent, you'll be happy to hit your mat for the floor series. Try before you buy? You can rent one for $2 at the front desk.  


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.


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.  


Leave Your Towel Behind?  We wash them, neatly fold them, and store them for retrieval. Ask our friendly front desk staff and they'll help you find your lost friend.

Bikram Yoga Women's Retreat


Womens Retreat


PURE Bikram Yoga, Austin, Texas, is proud to host the 6th Annual Bikram Yoga Women's Retreat on August 9 to 12, 2012 in Austin, Texas (Thursday to Sunday). This year the Retreat will be a 4-day, 3-night stay at Barton Creek Resort & Spa, providing ample time for yoga, relaxation, and shared time with Rajashree Choudhury and Emmy Cleaves. The weekend will conclude with the 10th Annual Texas Yoga Asana Championships, judged by Rajashree and Emmy!


Want more information?   Contact us at 1(888) 406-9642 or yogawomensretreat@gmail.com

In This Issue
July Holiday Schedule
Make-A-Wish Come True!
Win a 6-Month Yoga Pass!
In and Around the Studio
Women's Retreat
Thank you Brandy!  

brandy's workshop 
And to all of you for joining us on June 9th for the posture clinic/workshop led by our own Brandy Burkman.
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Class Schedule


Community class is at 10am on Saturday, July 7th.



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



Bikram Yoga Class Finder
Headed out of town and want to keep up your Bikram Yoga practice? Check out the class finder at bikramyoga.com
The Largest Bikram Class Ever?
Hands down, our vote goes to Rajashree's Solstice Day class on Times Square.
We here it was 15,000 strong!
Times Square Bikram Class
2012 International Yoga Asana Champions


The 2012 International Yoga Asana Championships were held last month. Once again an awe-inspiring competition, two champions - one male and one female - were selected in each of the Youth and Adult Categories. The International Yoga Asana Championship is sponsored by USA Yoga.


2012 Championship
Gloria Suen, Singapore


Juan Manuel Martin-Busutil, Spain




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.

It's Tofu, and so much more! Healthy, nutritious and delicious Korean cuisine
served in an inviting and friendly environment. Work up an appetite in class and unwind at It's Tofu! Take along a copy of this coupon and receive a 10% discount.
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