21st Anniversary – Message from Michele

21st Anniversary – Message from Michele

The morning of December 14 was one of the most brutal mornings of my life – it just pained me to no end having to tell the 5:30 am class that long-time member Michael O’Connor passed away. I felt compelled to share with that class the truth, and that class to know...
International Day of Yoga – Michele’s Insights

International Day of Yoga – Michele’s Insights

Yoga for every body, every day, everywhere, evermore Sustaining a Yoga Practice, No Matter What, is an abrupt way of saying, “The most important thing in your life is your life.” You get one life, so take care of it, no matter what. This International Day of Yoga,...
Equal and opposite force

Equal and opposite force

Who would have thought Newton’s 3rd Law has anything to do with yoga, Bikram Yoga? And, yet, it does. You can count on every posture relying on this law of motion: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Once you begin to understand it, you’ll have...
Creating community for 20 years

Creating community for 20 years

BYSJ owner and founder Michele Vennard shares her memories and insights on the evolution of BYSJ at the 20th anniversary celebration on January 21, 2023. Bikram Yoga San Jose is this beautiful container of people with so much diversity among us. We believe in this...
Roaming the room to find my practice

Roaming the room to find my practice

I’ve completed over two dozen 60 Day Challenges at this point, but not once did I do this: practice in every spot in the room. In this third location of BYSJ, we installed these cute orange mat markers in the flooring for the 48 spots we have, making it easy to...