Story of a Yogi – Donna Gardner

Story of a Yogi – Donna Gardner

How did you first discover Bikram Yoga? I was looking for ways to relieve overwhelming stress when I noticed a Bikram Yoga studio on my way home from work. I didn’t know much about yoga and nothing about Bikram Yoga. I decided to give it a try. In one of my first...
Story of a Yogi – Ashutosh Jumde

Story of a Yogi – Ashutosh Jumde

How did you first discover Bikram yoga? I like running as an exercise and was a regular long-distance runner with one full and multiple half marathons under my belt over about 12 years. I never realized how running affects the body if you do not do the necessary...
Story of a Yogi – Tere Zacher

Story of a Yogi – Tere Zacher

How did you first discover Bikram yoga? I have always loved the idea of yoga since I was little. It sounded like something mystical and spiritual. When I was a professional swimmer, I started going to Kundalini Yoga, and I liked how it helped me be still. When I moved...
Story of a Yogi – Juni Sanoyca

Story of a Yogi – Juni Sanoyca

How did I first discover Bikram yoga? Full-body aches. Numbness in my right hand. Sharp, shooting pains. I was turning 40, and I could feel my body giving up on me like an old car. After looking at my MRI scan, my doctor told me I had an “80-year-old spine.” I was...
Story of a Yogi – Bernice Buntaran

Story of a Yogi – Bernice Buntaran

I have known about Bikram Yoga San Jose for a while. In 2005 I went to visit Michele’s first yoga studio to inquire about the practice. Several years later, I checked out her second studio not once but twice. More years passed, and I found three friends who practiced...
Story of a Yogi – Kim Jackman

Story of a Yogi – Kim Jackman

I was introduced to Bikram Yoga 22 years ago by my sister-in-law in Encino after my son was born. Living in the South, she knew that heat didn’t bother me. In fact, I loved the heat and humidity. While visiting family, she said, “I’m taking you to a Bikram yoga...