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July Sale
Linda Olson
Karla Kay's Book Signing
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
6/9 Andy Perez!
6/11 Ann Adams!
6/12 Millie Stamey!
6/13 Angela Mahony!
6/14 Tara Morgan!
6/27 Kara Smith!
6/30 Ann-Margaret Howard!
6/30 Christina Burkhart!
6/30 Patrick Waller!
7/2 Andi Moreno!
7/5 Stephanie Lamb!
7/6 Cindy Bernath!
7/9 Brian Bergeron!
7/18 Robyn Levey!
7/25 Maren Devers!

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60 Day    
6/1 Melissa Kremiller!
7/12 Millie Stamey!
7/30 Christina Burkhart!

150 Days
7/16 Suzanne Anderson!

Six Months Straight (202 Classes in 182 days)
7/31 Jane Langenfeld!
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.

Please email:
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, August 4th 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!
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Questions? Comments? Suggestions?

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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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

The lecture/yoga room is currently available for lease.  For inquiries, email drzorensky@gmail.com or call 480-323-9641.
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TOP 6 Reasons to Practice Bikram Yoga in the Summer...

1.  When you first walk into the yoga room, it actually feels cooler than outside!  Piece of cake!

2. When you leave the yoga room, the outside feels cooler than inside! So you are getting best of both worlds!  Bikram Yoga makes the summer more manageable!

3.  The relentless heat of AZ summers can leave you feeling sluggish.  Every time you take class you fill your "gas tank" by hyper-oxygenating the nerves and blood vessels in your body.

4. Your body is more warmed up before class.  Muscles are more relaxed in the heat.  In the afternoon classes especially, you may find that you are more flexible and go deeper in the postures since your body had all day to warm up.

5.  Cool off and wash your yoga mat in the pool after class!  Yoga mats should be cleaned after every class. Use mild soap and water and/ or spray down with water and tea tree oil, a natural disinfectant.

6.  You will look and feel more confident in your skin, and of course your swimsuit!

Don't forget to go with the flow: replenish your body with water and electrolytes (details below)

We have had a lot going on in July.  Our July Sale and Bingo game will be wrapping up next Tuesday.  It is not too late to play or finish up your card!  5 prizes and winners will be announced on August 1st.   Our first 'Yoga Talk' was a great success! Thank you to those who participated on July 15th and for the great feedback.  The next free 'Yoga Talk' will take place in August (more details soon).   


And...we are really, really excited to announce that we will be celebrating 10 Years in business this November.  Watch out for fun emails, events, games and parties until then! 
~July Sale~
SAVE BIG!  Only a few more days to save!

The Magical Year Unlimited is only $999 ($396 off)!
That breaks down to only $83/month!
This pass offers you the most economical way to do the yoga.  It's like buying 7 months and receiving 5 months free.  Commit to your practice, improve your health, and sign up for this motivator today! 

Or...purchase the Auto-Renewal Monthly Unlimited for $120 and we will waive the $49 set up fee.


Both offers expire Tuesday, July 31st, 2012.  No further discounts apply.  If you just purchased a pass, you can upgrade if you like!   Or, you can begin your year on a later date. 

Sign up online HERE (click on upper right hand tab 'online store') , or at the studio, over the phone, or by replying to this email and we can charge your card on file.

Testimonial- Celebrating a Milestone!
By Linda Olson

Linda O


A few weeks ago, I celebrated an important anniversary.  No, it wasn't a marriage anniversary.  As of June 29th, I having been practicing Bikram Yoga for 5 years!  


I started going 5 years ago because it was the closest yoga studio to my home.  There was a problem though.   Bikram is the craziest yoga; it is hot yoga.  I already lived in a desert, and I wasn't sure I wanted to spend an hour and a half in a sweaty yoga studio stretching in 105 degree heat! 

One day, before a shopping trip at the grocery store, I decided to walk in and see how hot it was.  It was about 15 minutes before a class started, so they let me go in.  As I stood in the room, a couple of students told me I HAD to come.  So I did.  I rushed home, put on shorts and a t-shirt and went back.  I've NEVER sweated like that in my life!  I struggled with balance.  I struggled to bend and stretch my body into the posses.  I struggled to breathe!  But I never left the room, which was the only goal the instructor gave me that day.  I waddled out of that room exhausted and sore, but changed.  My life took a new direction that day.


Bikram is now an important part my life.  I practice 2-3 times a week.  It has given me several physical gifts over the last 5 years:

  • blessed relief from arthritis pain
  • increased range of motion
  • muscle strength
  • better posture
  • balance
  • improved lung capacity

These gifts didn't surprise me.  I worked for them!  What did surprise me were the emotional and spiritual gifts that this practice gives:

  • improved balance with my emotions
  • an ability to let go of what is not so important more often
  • increased focus on what is important
  • a new understanding of energy and where it comes from
  • appreciation for breath, life
  • an expanding understanding of God
  • being able to notice and live in the present more often

I'm a woman who is a daughter, sister, wife, mom, teacher, friend, Christian.  Adding yoga to my life has been the best blessing in the last 5 years because it has impacted all these different aspects of my life.  It has helped me feel better about myself-physically, mentally, spiritually.

Happy anniversary to me!

-Linda Olson


We are so proud and happy for you Linda! Thank you for sharing!


We are already starting to celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary!  The official date is Saturday, November, 17th 2012.  In honor of our 10 years, we will be sending out fun emails, offering fun events and games now through the end of the year.  We'd like to have our wonderful BYT community come up with a design for our 10 Year T-Shirt.  Please email your print-ready PDF design to elaina@bikramyogatempe.com by August 31st.  We are looking for 1-2 designs; therefore, there will be 1-2 winners.  Prizes: $100 BYT credit and two of the new t-shirt(s). Please email your entries by 8/31/12.   
These key words or ideas can be (but don't have to be) included:

10 Years, Bikram Yoga Tempe, ~16,744 classes, ~25,116 hours, photos, drawings, funky 70s font 

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Karla Kay's Book Signing

Karla book
Please join BYT teacher Karla Kay at Changing Hands this Friday, July 27th from 7 PM- 9 PM.  Karla is a Grief Specialist, Bikram Yoga Tempe Teacher, and Life Coach and we are proud that her book, Grief: The Universal Emotion of Loss, will be featured at Changing Hands the end of this month.  Join her for a talk and a book signing!


You can view her website at www.karlakay.us.  Her book is for sale at Bikram Yoga Tempe, Changing Hands, Amazon, and Borders.  

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
Go with the flow: replenish your body with water and electrolytes!

Where should you start?  As a baseline, you should be drinking half your body weight in ounces.  That means, if you weigh 150 lbs you should be drinking at least 75 ounces (or 2.2 liters).  The more time you spend outside and the more exercise you do, the more water you need to drink. During the summer here in this arid climate of ours, you may need to drink as much as your total body weight in ounces per day. That means a 150 lbs person may need to drink 150 ounces or 4.5 liters of water. 

Water is not the only important element to hydration.  When you sweat you lose not only water, but also salts.  When you sweat as much as we sweat, getting the proper balance of salts through diet alone becomes tricky.  Thankfully, there are many different products to suit your taste and life style that will replenish your body's electrolytes. Coconut water, such as VitaCoco, is a fantastic (and tasty) post yoga drink.  Other options include ReCharge and Vitamin Water as well as SmartWater, which supplements electrolytes without the sugar boost.  For a more economical approach, try PowerPak or EmergenC packets or Nuun tablets.  For extra heavy sweaters, you may consider taking electrolyte supplements in pill form. 

If you are on any medication, check the literature for information on how it may affect your hydration and electrolyte imbalance.  Some medications, such as many of those prescribed for mood disorders, elevate the salt content in your urine .  Others, such as some birth control pills, may cause you to retain certain salts such as potassium.  In this case you should be aware not to overdose on that particular supplement.  Always be conscious of the way any medication is affecting your body so that you can anticipate and account for the effects. 

To clarify, be sure you are drinking water and not just sports drinks, sodas, tea and coffee.  Anything with caffeine will dehydrate your body, so you must drink extra water to account for this.  For example, if you drink 8 oz of coffee a day, you should drink 24 oz of water to rehydrate yourself.
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.

Congratulations to Heidi Graham who referred 4 people in June!

Please note:  A minimum of 4 referrals is needed to win.

Best of Health, 

Elaina and Dr. Benjamin Zorensky, ND, Co-Owners
and Staff of Bikram Yoga Tempe, est. 2002
Celebrating 10 Years! 
1825 E Guadalupe Rd #103
Tempe, AZ 85283
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