I have been practicing Bikram yoga since 2004, when I took my first class at Bikram Yoga Boston. In 2009, I moved to Toronto and began practicing at Bikram Yoga Bloor. Both are fantastic dialogue-driven studios, and I am lucky to have been taught by every teacher I have encountered.
In early 2010, I completed a 101-day Bikram yoga challenge. After the first 30 days I came to a conclusion: I had to go to Bikram Yoga Teacher Training. And once I made the decision to go, everything fell into place.
- Time off from work.
- Emotional support from husband.
I really do enjoy it. And becoming a teacher has made me enjoy practicing more.
I do not love Bikram yoga. It is something that I need to do to keep my body and mind healthy. For me, it's like breathing... It is something you do to stay alive.
Bikram yoga has helped me heal the wear and tear I did to my lower back in my youth. It has also helped me heal some reproductive issues I was having. In addition to these things, with regular practice I never have to worry about seasonal illnesses.
"Just get to the hot room," I tell myself. And it works.
I teach Bikram yoga because I want to encourage others to begin healing their bodies as well.