I attended my first Bikram yoga class to stretch out and give therapy to my sore muscles and back pain. I immediately became hooked. I had never experienced a total body workout that gave me so much energy and such a complete sense of well-being. I became convinced this style of yoga was the key to superior health and wellness. An unanticipated but important bonus was how much this yoga was helping my sleep, moods, blood pressure, stress level, cholesterol levels, and countless other things I couldn’t see or feel. Through all my trials and tribulations, yoga has always been a source of solace for me. My goal is to bring the healing of yoga to anyone who wants to be part of our community. I hope you find Purely Hot Yoga to be a friendly and supportive place. I hope you discover the healing, sense of peace and well-being that so many others have found through this practice.
I found my yoga practice in 2009, and 6 months later decided to go to yoga training. I received my Bikram Yoga certification in 2010, and I my yin yoga certification in 2015. I am also currently enrolled in the College of Ayurveda, which is the sister science of yoga. I look forward to continuing to grow with my practice, studying the knowledge behind yoga and Ayurveda, and sharing this knowledge along the way.
I took by first Bikram yoga class in 2003 on the recommendation of an old teammate, and what I remember most was how much I hated it. I even made a deal with myself that if I finished the class I’d never go back. I had been an athlete and was now an overweight, overstressed, depressed law student. The day after the first class, something inside me said to go back and I have - for the past 13 years. Over that time, almost everything about my life has changed: physically, mentally, emotionally. I went to Bikram's teacher training in 2012 because I wanted to share this amazing tool with others and teaching is my happiest place on earth. Watching students struggle, succeed, and find power they didn't know they had is so inspiring!