Bikram Teacher Training Fall 2010

A Yogini's Journey to Become a Bikram Yoga Teacher...

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Hello. (Pause) My Name Is Heather. (Pause) I Am Your Yoga Teacher.

We are done!!!!!

Well, we still have graduation tomorrow afternoon... But we are officially Bikram yoga teachers now!

I never thought this day would come. And it seems like that first Saturday that I got here and was running around town in a taxi to get my room stocked with food and the essentials was so long ago.


I am very excited and not at all sad to be leaving training. I'm not the sentimental-sappy type though. I was ready to go home and was hanging on by mere threads by the end of week seven. Overall, training is an amazing experience. And I 100% recommend someone go if they love the yoga and want to broaden their knowledge of it. Even if they never intend to teach the yoga... There is tremendous value in going to training just for the hell of it.

Here's the breakdown of all that I have accomplished while here:
  • Strong dialogue delivery for all 26 postures
  • 97 yoga classes
  • Never yelled at by Bikram
  • Never once left the tent
  • Never cried out of frustration
  • Swore a whole lot... Even invented some new swear word combinations
  • Basic CPR certified
  • Passed anatomy
  • Still like 98% of the people here
  • Only dislike 2%
I will be doing my final video blog update when I get home on Sunday night. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below!


  1. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) CONGRATS

  2. Congratulations!!!!! Thank u so much for taking the time to share your experience, it has really inspired me to hopefully one day (in the future ;-) go to TT, better start saving it's a long way from Australia! All best & good luck with teaching back in the real world. Kat.
    (P.S My home studio BY Joondalup always has spots for guest oversea's instructors if u or any of the new instructors fancy a trip down under)

  3. Heather, I just tried to imagine the last 9 weeks without you in the same camp, and couldn't. You're one of the brightest threads in the tapestry. Everything I want to say would take far too long, so I'll just condense it to one word: thanks.

  4. YAY! YAY! YAY! how exciting!!! can't WAIT for my turn next fall. super congrats!

  5. Aww! Thanks Jane! Thanks everyone!!

  6. Hi Heather, thank you for sharing your experience!!!! I followed you through the whole TR. Congrats for this achievement. and any advice for the ones that are going this sprint? :)

  7. Congratulations Heather! I feel like I experienced the Bikram TT through your blog. Hope to take one of your classes soon.

  8. Congratulations Heather!! I am *SO* proud of you and so excited for you to be a teacher!! You *MUST* come back to Boston to teach a class SOON!! You will be an amazing teacher, I just know it!! Good luck on Thursday!!

  9. Congratulations Heather! Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Looking forward to your final video blog.

    -Brian Keith

  10. Congratulations, Heather, and thanks so much for sharing your journey with us. Following you these last nine weeks has really made me wish I'd wandered over to your side of the office back in Boston more often to get to know you better. In lieu of that, I'm glad to have your blogs and FB, and I'm really looking forward to following you on the next stage of your teaching adventure. Thanks for sharing.

  11. CONGRATULATIONS, Heather!!!!!!!!!!!

    When are you coming to Boston to teach a class??

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