Isi has practiced Bikram Yoga for more than nine years. She believes that this practice brings maximum peace and tranquility into her life, and hopes to bring this into the lives of the students she teaches. What attracted her to the practice was the high level of personal discipline she began to develop as a result of beginning Bikram Yoga, as well as the mental clarity it provided her. Since finishing Bikram Yoga Teacher Training, she has taught in Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, United States, and Chile.
Ryan began practicing Bikram Yoga after moving to California for a rock climbing instructor certification. He found that many of the spiritual and physical practices he was engaging in were all interwoven into the practice of Bikram Yoga, and began practicing daily. He hopes to help students understand the benefits Bikram Yoga has on the sense of purpose and wellbeing in our daily lives. When he’s not in the hot room, he is heading into the mountains to climb, hike and photograph the adventure.
Melissa found her yoga practice in 2009, and six months later decided to go to Bikram Yoga Teacher Training. She received her Bikram Yoga certification in 2010. She has also enrolled in the College of Ayurveda, which is the sister science of yoga. Her teaching style is very precise, disciplined, detailed and she always has an amazing smile and good vibes to share with her students.
Alice began her practice 18 years ago after hearing about Bikram Yoga’s ability to increase flexibility and maintain lean muscle mass. She fell in love with the practice immediately, and after five years of practice she decided to become a teacher. Her teaching style reflects her strong personality and fitness training background – strong, motivating, and supporting.
Guillermo began his practice in 2010 because he was fascinated by the Bikram Yoga series – 26 postures and two breathing exercises in a heated room where you had to focus on yourself for 90 minutes as the teacher gave the dialogue. If he had to describe his teaching style in one word: inclusive. He believes that all people with any level of fitness, balance and flexibility can begin this practice of healing. He describes the experience as being inclusive of mind, body, and spirit.
I first discovered Bikram yoga in 2006. Initially I was looking for something calm my mind and ease my anxiety. It was not at all what I expected, but it was exactly what I needed. When I started, I was out of shape physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Gradually this yoga helped me heal mind, body, and soul. I kept showing up on my mat and I got to know myself. There was a feeling of connectedness and purpose that I hadn’t known before. I’ve now been teaching this yoga since 2007, and it continues to amaze me how powerful and transformative this practice is and how much I love sharing it with others.