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 never had to 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. Bikram yoga is so simple - all I have to do is show up and try with whatever body and mind I bring in the room and the series takes care of the rest, keeping me healthy and ready to take on the rest of my busy life. 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!
Stacey Wittorff instructs the following: