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AZ Asana Championship
Lessons on Love
Referral Program
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New/Old Client Special

$25 for 2 Weeks Unlimited!
Must be an Arizona resident.  Valid for new students and those who have not practiced at our studio since February 1st, 2010!
20% off all other yoga packages during your first two weeks!
Congrats Challengers!
There's nothing easy about the 30 or 60 Day Challenge.  30/60 hot and sweaty 90 minute classes in 30/60 days is tough (we don't call it a challenge for nothing!).  At the end of it though, you have to admit it was worth it!  


Just ask any of these yogis who recently finished their challenges!
 30 Day Medal
30 Day
Cherie Keating
Vanessa Ortega
Char Haase
Josh Dent
Sarah Tracy
Andrea Bevil
Toni Durda
Jena Bunda  
Katy Maty  
Mary Schroeder  
Danielle Stanisic  
Cory Tyszka   
Karla Kay  
Steve Mattfeld  
David Barrios  
Shruti Bagchi  
Christine Luk  
Jennifer Hladick  
Moni In  
Jonathon Blair  
Erica Schifsky  
MaryAnn Graff  

 TShirt Front
60 Day
Monique Murillo
Nikki Dolce
Ashley Tattrie
Samir Patel
Sheila Neil
Tyson Vickers
If you have finished your challenge but have not received your certificate and gifts, please see us at the front desk!



$25 credit!

Would you like to share your Bikram Yoga story?  Can we include you in our next newsletter?  How has Bikram Yoga helped you?  We would love to know and if we publish your testimonial, we will add $25 to your account.

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Free First Friday for Firefighters, Police and Paramedics
As a service to our community, Bikram Yoga Tempe offers FREE yoga to all Phoenix Metropolitan area firefighters, police, and paramedics for the first Friday of ever month.  Please bring a valid ID and choose from the 6 am, 9 am, 12 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm classes.

Friday, March 2nd is the next First Friday!

Firefighters, police and paramedics also receive 10% off our yoga packages.
Lost and Found
Left something behind?  Ask the front desk to check the back.  Items not picked up are donated to Good Will at the end of each month.  For sanitary reasons, we cannot hold onto wet towels or underwear.
Birthday Special
Receive 10% off retail during the week of your birthday!
WellSpring Holistic Health

A Wellness Center affiliated with Bikram Yoga Tempe

Wellspring, a beautiful wellness center created by Dr. Benjamin Zorensky, ND, is located at the northeast corner of Kyrene and Warner at 430 W Warner Rd. Ste 104.  The center hosts the following practitioners:

Anna Lunaria
Licensed Massage Therapist, "Pain Relief Guru", Yoga Teacher

John Schultz
Reflexology, Reiki, Energy Healing, Spiritual Life Coaching, Metaphysical Consultation and Therapeutic Prayer

Karla Kay
Life Rejuvenation, Couples Coaching and Grief Counseling
Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher

Gabi Garrisi
MBS Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher

Two rooms and the lecture/yoga room are currently available for lease to health and wellness practitioners.  For inquiries, email drzorensky@gmail.com or call 480-323-9641.
WellSpring Workshop
with Maya Nahra

10 Week Food, Nutrition and Wellness Course  


Start date: Tuesday, March 6th from 7-8pm for 10 consecutive Tuesdays.
Join us for 10 weeks as you'll gain the knowledge and empowerment with group motivation and accountability you need to move forward successfully with your health goals. We're not just here for weight loss. Join us to learn to eat healthier, change old habits, lower cholesterol or blood pressure, run around with your kids again, sleep better at night, have more energy throughout your day, lower blood sugar, and so much more!

Bikram Yoga Tempe members can receive $100 OFF the class price! For more information, please visit


Photography Exhibition
Blink: An Exhibition of Juried Photographs

Dr. Benjamin Zorensky, ND and Co-Owner of Bikram Yoga Tempe, is a photographer and his photos decorate the walls of BYT.  One of his photographs was recently accepted at a local art gallery showing called Blink: An Exhibition of Juried Photographs.  Location: Chandler Center of the Arts.
You can check out the show through March 10th!  www.bezphotography.com
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Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can improve our facility.  We strive to make Bikram Yoga Tempe a very comfortable, peaceful environment for everyone.
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Need a creative Valentine date idea? Take your loved one on a hot date and bring them to class! Hot Love.

February is most widely recognized as the month of love.   "Let yoga exercise your heart not with a physical workout alone, but by giving you the energy to reach out with kindness and compassion to raise the spirits of everyone around you."- Unknown
2012 Arizona Regional Yoga Asana Championship Recap!
Website: 2012 AZ Yoga Asana Championship

The January 28th event was a huge success!  The competitors demonstrated so gracefully; it was a beautiful celebration of body and mind.  Johnjay from KISS 104.7FM was a great MC and the kid's demonstration was a hit!

Congratulations to the following BYT students: Jena Bunda, Andrea Elikan, Cory Tyszka, Jeanne Ugarte, Audrey Fairley, Emily Glass and Lawrence Fatica!  Lawrence placed 3rd in the Men's Division!  We are so proud of all of you! Your grace and courage inspires many!

5 Lessons on Love that We Learn from Bikram Yoga
Written by: Bikram Yoga Vancouver

We think the challenge of Bikram Yoga parallels the challenge of love in relationships. It's like a marathon - you have to be consistent and committed. Despite your good days and your bad, paired with varying energy levels, you must keep up on your regular routine with a few added extras! Use these 5 yoga lessons in your daily life to keep you and your sweetheart strong!


Put yourself first. One of the most important rules of love and yoga is self-acceptance, compassion, and self-love. You are worthy of love, care, and affection. You can only begin to take care of others once you have taken care of yourself. We do yoga to build a solid foundation in the body and mind that works to reduce stress and relieve suffering. We build strong relationships that will be the foundation of support and encouragement through the varying degrees of life.


Be Committed. In Bikram Yoga, just like in love, it is important that you are ready to put the hours in. Being and staying motivated is essential - having the will power is the secret ingredient to any ongoing relationship. Relationships, like yoga, take work. Hard hard work.


Be Here, Now. Staying focused and present in the current moment are absolutely essential to improving your yoga practice and caring for your relationships. Attending properly your own needs and the needs of your partner are critical to maintaining balance in and out of the yoga room.


Be Realistic. Expectations are our way of predicting an outcome. They can be helpful when it comes to danger or quick decision-making but can be harmful when it comes to yoga and relationships. If we expect too much, we are dissapointed. If we expect too little, we don't improve/change as quickly as we'd like. It is important to dissolve our fantasies about love and yoga that we have gathered from our friends and teachers. Every love relationship and every yoga practice is unique - with its own unique set of problems and needs. 


Be Honest. Sometimes it can be hard to be straight up about how your feeling. Sometimes it's hard to even be honest with yourself. Open communication and honesty are just as important in love as they are in yoga. If you know you are being lazy or lacking in motivation, own up to it, and take responsibility. In yoga, push harder. In love, just take the garbage out. 


There are many more comparisons between love and yoga.  Finding ways to connect the two experiences can be helpful in sustaining a healthy and loving relationship. It might also give you new insight on your journey in class. We hope you have a great Valentine's Day!


By Mary Schroeder


Challenge yourself by attempting the 30-day Challenge!   I've been practicing at BYT for nearly 4 years; the first two years I "dabbled" at yoga and would often have long lapses in attending class.  There were times when my lapses lasted longer than a month, but I kept coming back, kept returning to practice.  I became more of a serious student in May 2010, when I retired from my day job.  In chronological years, I'm nearing the end of my 5th decade; even an old woman like me, can still benefit enormously from practicing Bikram Yoga.   One of my goals in retirement is improving my fitness and nutrition -- I'm feeling happy and optimistic about being in better shape and enjoying the next 40 years of life. 


I successfully completed the 30-day challenge in December.   It was my third attempt at doing the Challenge and I wasn't successful the first two times I tried.  Reba said something in class months ago that inspired me ... she said that you may not complete the Challenge the first or the second or the third or the fourth time you attempt it.  The important thing is to make the effort and try and try again.   


I started the 30-day Challenge the Monday before Thanksgiving and completed the Challenge on the Tuesday before Christmas.  It was such a positive experience, that I'm planning to make it an annual adventure!   Doing the Challenge helped me so much in navigating through the busy holiday season.   Doing the Challenge helped me to say "no" to super-sized portions of my favorite seasonal goodies.  Doing the Challenged helped me to stay focused and make time for myself, rather than getting caught up in the extra thousand activities that occur in November and December.  Doing the Challenge definitely improved the quality of my yoga practice.   I'm still not someone who practices in the front row, but I have most definitely gained muscle and improved my flexibility and balance.


Now I finally understand that practicing the bikram series can be a "moving meditation".  Doing the Challenge helped me to feel more connected to the BYT community - I was at the studio more often and enjoyed chatting with many people.    Doing the Challenge gave me more opportunities to practice with all the instructors and it seemed that in every class I heard and learned something new.  I've always been inspired and motivated when taking classes from Tricia and Gabi; doing the Challenge enabled me to learn all of Ron's jokes; doing the Challenge gave me the courage not to avoid Patrick's classes and not to hide in the back row in Jeremy's classes.  While I was doing the Challenge, Charles nicknamed me "Challenger".  Since completing the Challenge, my new nickname is "Survivor". What a great nickname!


We are so proud of you Mary! ~BYT Staff 

Referral Program

Staff excited! GET YOGA FOR FREE!

The person who refers the most people every month will receive a FREE 30 DAY UNLIMITED ($150 value)!  Please make sure your friends write down your first and last name on the registration sheet.

The free month giveaways will be held on the 3rd day of the next month.  You have a chance to win each month! 



"Love.  It will grow each day you give it away."

Happy Valentine's Day!

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1825 E Guadalupe Rd #103
Tempe, AZ 85283
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