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NEWS FROM OUR YOGA COMMUNITY                              March/April 2013                 


In life and in yoga practice it is always good to maintain a certain level of discernment. As we move through our hectic lives it behooves us to slow down and reflect upon our path. Is the ground below our feet stable and are we open to the expansive possibilities of the future? Allowing for stability and mobility in equal fashion will help make room for growth both in mind and body. Taking the time to connect with the ground as you walk and as you practice, will provide you the necessary stability you need in order to obtain greater mobility. In Sanskrit this relationship is known as sthira (stability) and sukha (mobility). Balancing the two with discernment is the key to a successful practice. When we back bend and feel the compression of our spine we should also maintain awareness between navel and tailbone. In this way the front of the body counter acts the backside of the body. Maintaining this intelligent approach is in essence discernment. In other words it is best not to put all of your eggs in one basket. Constantly reinforcing all of your mobile areas (one basket) and unconsciously avoiding the tight regions of your body (the potential baskets) will lead to an unbalanced practice. 

Take the time in your daily practice and seek out your unconscious patterns of movement.  Move slowly and observe how you recruit certain muscle groups and ignore others in order to perform any one asana. Are you sacrificing your skeletal alignment and ignoring certain muscle groups to achieve a posture?  Take your time to maintain the alignment of your skeletal system, breathe and allow the muscles to balance.....the full expression of the posture will arrive in time. The muscles that are being ignored most often present the greatest opportunities from which to grow your practice.



Wishing you a happy spring!

-Jackie, Alex, and the teachers and staff  

of Bikram Yoga Sandy



Welcoming the newest addition to our yoga family,

Catalina Rose Wheeler. 

YOGI'S GIVE BACK 2013 - Studios From the Entire                                  Wasatch Front
-Saturday April 27th, 2013
-Westminster College Payne Gym
  1840 South 1300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84105


Click on this image to find out more information, buy tickets, and invite your friends!


YOGIS GIVE  BACK is an event when all the yoga studio owners in Utah get together to celebrate our diverse and amazing yoga community. It is also an opportunity for us to raise funds for organizations that need yoga.


This year their fundraising efforts will go toward implementing 5 minute yoga break sessions in 12 (YES 12!) Utah Elementary Schools!


We are inviting YOU to make a difference and join Bikram Yoga Sandy at the fundraising event! Our very own Alex Wheeler will be one of many instructors in the valley leading this yoga celebration. 


The intention is to raise $6,000 for 12 schools with the donation of $500 each going toward implementing and supplying them with what they need for a successful program.

All proceeds will go toward implementing the "GreenTREE Yoga Five Minute Yoga Break Programs" and furnishing volunteers for schools along the Wasatch Front. See The Green Tree Yoga's Website for more details.


 "How to Create Ease On and Off the Yoga Mat-Releasing Judgement of You, Your Body and the Torture You put Yourself Through" 


Nope, this is not a yoga class... This is a class that will give you a handful of pragmatic, juicy tools to apply to your practice and your life, that just make life easier. Julie uses the tools of Access ConsciousnessTM to give you greater awareness, and clear out the judgements, and the points of view from which you create the struggle in your life. That's right, you created it. The brilliant part is, you can "uncreate" it too! Any area of your life that isn't easy or joyful, is an area where you are lacking consciousness or awareness. Would you be willing to have a yoga practice without the struggle? Do you do a litany of judgement on yourself and your body everytime you walk into the yoga room?
What if you didn't have to?
Your point of view creates your reality. What point of view have you taken that creates a dis-ease? Would you be willing to let it go? This will be a light hearted, fun class aimed at giving you a freedom in your life and your practice that you may or may not know is possible, and haven't been able to access yet.
Early Bird registration fee - $30 through April 6th
After April 6th -$40


  • When entering the yoga room, please remember that you are entering a space of practice and meditation.
  • Please refrain from talking in the yoga room.  Please leave your shoes and cell phone outside of the yoga room.
  • Please be courteous to others and always wipe up any spills or puddles around you before you leave the yoga room. If necessary, bring an extra towel. This will ensure the next students coming in for class will have a clean and dry area to set up for their practice. 
  • Always have a yoga mat and large towel covering your entire mat.


Thank you everyone for working together to provide a quiet and peaceful practice space.


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.
  • Join us in supporting our local community!


Visit their website for more information.


March 29th will be our last donation class for the Utah Avalanche Center. Come support them and get your sweat on while you are at it!


The Utah Avalanche Center's mission is to keep people on top of the Greatest Snow on Earth  by giving winter back country travelers the tools they need to stay alive in avalanche terrain. Their efforts include daily avalanche forecasting, know before you go classes, field day avalanche education, community resources & professional support. 



Brook Golling goes south of the mountain. Click here to check it out! 



BYS will donate 100% of proceeds to Semilla Nueva. Click on the image below to visit their website and learn more. Semilla Nueva was started by BYS's very own student Brook Golling. Although Brook loves to play in the mountains he decided years back to travel south to Guatemala and help the people and their land. Jackie and Alex both have great admiration for what he and his co-workers are doing! 

In addition Brook and his mother both started their yoga practice with Jackie's first teacher in Oregon.  It is Amazing to experience all of the connections in life! We hope you all can come to class and support their mission. 




  "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

Do not leave valuables visible in your car during class. Especially early morning and late nights when it is dark outside. Full parking lots are an attraction to those looking.


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
Salt Lake Yogi's Give Back
Access Consciousness Class
Studio Etiquete
Give Back Class
In and Around the Studio

Class Schedule


Community class is at 10am on Saturday, April 6th.



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 opened in 2003 by Jackie & Alex Wheeler. Combined Jackie and Alex have practiced  for 30 years and taught consistently for 23 years. Much more importantly Jackie and Alex continue to grow and learn as practitioners and teachers daily. We welcome all of you to our studio and hope you enjoy your journey to a better you!

Click on the image below to visit the Bell Organic website and sign up for your spring share. Nothing compares to fresh organic greens. 
Get your share before they are gone!