Attending a gym and not finding the workout that would balance my mind, body, and soul, I happened to stumbled upon BYT. Not knowing anything about it, I bought a Groupon pass and committed for an entire month.
High anxiety nailed me in my first class. I kept looking at the clock hands – they didn’t seem to move. Those were the longest 90 minutes of my life… the thought “Why did I get myself into this?” continually raced through my mind. When it was over and driving home I felt renewed…my mind cleared of negative thoughts and all negativity had sweated out of my body. I was hooked, and couldn’t wait to return the next day.
I have been practicing at BYT over two years now. Not practicing, I automatically notice the difference in my mood changes, lower energy, and an increase in anxiety.
I was born in Long Beach, California. It was difficult growing up in an unstable and troubled home life which produced severe depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Luckily, I found my soulmate at a young age, married 18 yrs and with three amazing kids. My oldest, a junior in High School is an artist and bass player. My son 14, a freshman in high school and talented musician plays the trumpet and oboe. My youngest daughter is in choir and learning the bassoon. We’re a close family and are happiest when in nature and traveling.
Bikram Yoga has definitely helped me overcome many obstacles in my life. I’m able to look at myself in the mirror, love what I see and be a better person. My emotional health improves drastically when I practice on a regular basis. I’m grateful for meeting all the teachers at BYT, the beautiful happy faces, and having a little piece of heaven where I can relax, let go, and breathe.