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NEWS FROM OUR YOGA COMMUNITY                               December 2012                 


Happy Holidays! We hope this holiday season finds you happy and healthy.  I must say it is during the holidays that I value my practice even more.  When life "presents" extra demands and stress, it is especially important to come to the mat to maintain a strong sense of self and balance, keeping a healthy perspective on what is important to you and others around you.

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This month Bikram Yoga Sandy celebrates our 9 year anniversary. We are honored to witness your practice, and are grateful that you dedicate your time and energy to create a healthier, more fulfilling life! We celebrate and thank you for being a part of the inspiration that makes our studio such an amazing place of transformation and community.



Jackie, Alex, and the teachers and staff of Bikram Yoga Sandy

Warm (105 degrees!) Blessings to you and yours,

Our Bikram Yoga Sandy Community has the opportunity to GIVE BACK to our local Community!

  • Every Friday at 6:30pm
  • Cost: $10 Drop-in (We now accept all forms of payment.)
  • Your regular class package will not apply to the Give Back Class.
  • 100% of December proceeds will be given to the Road Home Homeless Shelter.
  • Join us in supporting our local community!

road home
The mission of The Road Home is to help people step out of homelessness and back into our community. The Road Home is a private non-profit that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our Wasatch Front Community.



  "The universe operates through dynamic exchange...giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe and in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep abundance of the universe circulating in our life."    -Deepak Chopra
Upcoming Give Back Classes: 
Toni Borg Memorial Classes - January 6th and 13th
Utah Avalanche Center - Last half of January - February  


Bikram Yoga Ogden Presents: 



United States Yoga Federation
United States Yoga Federation


Union Sherperd Bldg. 

The Wildcat Theatre




Adults $5

Children under 12 Free



There are many ways to participate in this community event:


1.  Being a competitor. It is appropriate to compete at any and all stages of practice to compete. It is an opportunity for personal growth and share your practice with others to inspire them to start or continue their practice.  Honestly,  I find the least experienced practitioners the most inspiring! If you are interested in competiting
check the bulletin board at the studio for training times and info OR contact jackie@bikramyogasandy.com 

2. Become a volunteer to help out with the event. If you have a skill or a desire to be an extra hand with the needs of the organizer please contact movingmantra@gmail.com 

3. Donate goods or services to the silent raffle. All the proceeds will go to hosting the event and sending the regional winners to the national championship. If you have an item to donate contact movingmantra@gmail.com 




AnnMarie Rung is a certified Bikram Yoga teacher and has completed more than 500 hours of study with Bikram and Rajashree Choudhury during the 1998 teacher training in Los Angeles, CA. Since then she has consistently attended, and assisted with, seminars with Bikram and Rajashree to continue her education in the therapeutic method of Hatha Yoga, rooted in the tradition of Bishnu Ghosh and Paramahansa Yogananda.


In 2007, AnnMarie was certified in Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Pranayama techniques, rooted in the tradition of Paramahansa Satyananda. In 2010, she attended a YogaKids foundation training and completed an Anatomy and Physiology course at Brookdale Community College. In 2011-2012 AnnMarie completed levels one and two of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner Training. She also maintains receiving sessions with spiritual healer and teacher John W. Cooke.


AnnMarie has taught at several locations over the years, giving her the experience to offer comfort to the beginner as well as challenge to the seasoned practitioner. Through personal and professional study, her teaching style continues to evolve to integrate yoga with other healing philosophies. While trying to maintain the integrity of the traditional Bikram's Basic Yoga System, her approach to teaching incorporates all she has learned about the mind-body-spirit connection and the healer within us all. Her faith in the science of yoga and the desire to help others help themselves are what inspire her to find additional ways to bring this life-changing mind-body connection to others.


AnnMarie received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Marist College in 1990. She lives with her husband and two children in Park City, UT.



In and Around the Studio


Teacher Schedule now posted on Bikramyogasandy.com

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


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 OR Clothes Behind? Wet clothes and towels go back into the laundry room, so if you don't see what you have left behind ask our friendly front desk staff and they'll help you find your lost friend.


In This Issue
Give Back Class
2013 Utah Regional Championship
Give Back Class
In and Around the Studio
It's so easy!
You Choose the amount, send them a gift certificate via e-mail and they can use their gift certificate for yoga and retail!
Holiday Schedule
Christmas Eve
6:00a, 9:15a, 12:00p & 2:30p
Christmas Day
Studio Closed
New Year's Eve
6:00a, 9:15a, 12:00p,
4:30p & 10:30p*
*Special News Year Eve Class with Marc Linton. This class will have no instructions, just music, so please have a regular practice to attend.
New Year's Day
9:15a, 12:00p, 2:30p & 4:30p 


Dear Yogi Santas, 

Please help us assist families in our community who are homeless this holiday season, by bringing the following new or gently used items to the yoga studio:

  • COATS- all sizes

You can pick up a complete list at the studio. We will be collecting these items at the studio throughout December, so please share the WARMTH- We don't want anyone left out in the cold!

Thank you!

Class Schedule


Community class is at 10am Saturday, December 1st.



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: Cost $10
Regular class package will not apply. All proceeds go to charities listed on our website.




We'd love to hear your testimonial, too! Send us an email: info@bikramyogasandy.com or visit our website to view other testimonials. You can submit yours there, too.
Do you know?
~ If you're on a class pass and practice twice in one day the second class is free?
~ If you bike commute to the studio we provide you with a complimentary mat and towel?


~ If you practice on your birthday your class is on us?


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
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.