Bikram Teacher Training Fall 2010

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

About "The Missus"...

My name is Heather Molina.  I am your yoga teacher.

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.
  • Money.
  • Time off from work. 
  • Emotional support from husband.
In September 2010, I packed up my yoga kit and headed to San Diego for nine weeks to study with the Bikram Choudhury and his senior staff.  I went in a student and came out the other side a teacher, a little weary of whether or not I actually wanted to teach. But I pushed myself to teach the first class, and have been teaching a few times every week since.

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.