I have been practicing about five years. I have been teaching about 2.5 years.
I was in constant pain for about two years from a very irritated sciatic nerve. When I went to my first class, I had no idea what I was getting into. What I learned was that my chronic pain was gone after just six classes. I was inspired and amazed by every instructor, and I still am. I am not sure if any one thing made me want to teach, but I have never regretted becoming an instructor as I see amazing things happen to people in every single class. I still love teaching; every single class.
I have been practicing Bikram yoga since 2002. I attended Teacher Training in 2004. The teachers at the Bikram Yoga studios have inspired me since the beginning. I saw that after a couple of short months of practicing, the chronic joint pain I had disappeared, and I felt like I understood myself so much better. I knew I was committed to this practice for a lifetime and becoming a teacher was the next step.
I am originally from Los Angeles but have lived all over the world. I started Bikram at age 52 at Radha’s studio (September 2008). I went to the spring Training in Palm Desert in 2009. I have taught many forms of exercise and dance since I was 17 (39 years of teaching in all). I LOVE to teach and help people reach their optimal health. However, due to injuries and having to demonstrate when teaching ballet, aerobics, etc., I had stopped teaching for a short time. When I stepped into the Boulder studio I felt like I had “come home” and decided to go to training within two weeks. I love the yoga and I love to teach. Bikram is one of a kind…
I took my first Bikram class at Radha’s studio in November 1999 and was hooked immediately. I graduated from Bikram’s spring 2001 Teacher Training in L.A.
I love Bikram yoga because it keeps a person so vital! Within my first few classes, I knew I had embarked on a lifetime transformative journey with this practice. Of course I had to share it! Bikram quotes his guru, Bishnu Ghosh: “You’re never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch,” and has delivered to us an amazing series of yoga postures available to heal the masses, not just the elite. This is revolutionary, and I am proud to be a part of the movement! Long live Bikram yoga!