Story of a Yogi – Ines Bibi

Story of a Yogi – Ines Bibi

How did you first discover Bikram yoga? I moved to West San Jose in 2006 just before my wedding and was looking for a local yoga studio. I found Bikram Yoga San Jose online and did the trial offer. After the first class, I was disappointed in myself since I had zero...
Story of a Yogi – Lenora Inez Brown

Story of a Yogi – Lenora Inez Brown

How did you first discover Bikram yoga? I first discovered Bikram Yoga in 2011 at a studio that features many styles. I was regularly attending a body sculpting class. The manager who also teaches the Bikram class said, “Everyone goes into that class, and nothing...
Story of a Yogi – Christina Cielusniak

Story of a Yogi – Christina Cielusniak

How did you first discover Bikram yoga? Thirteen years ago, my friend Katherine told me about this yoga she started doing that was practiced in a hot room and how she was in love with it and thought I would be, too. It turns out she was right! I went with her to...

Story of a Yogi – Khim Sim

Khim at her white baby grand piano. How did you first discover Bikram Yoga? I started Bikram Yoga in 2008. Before this, I heard a lot about it and wanted to do it for weight loss. A friend told me that we had Bikram Yoga 20 minutes away from me. Since then, I continue...

Story of a Yogi – Avinash Deshpande

I was an athlete and very active back in the day, but then life happened: long working hours, kids, a sitting job. I ended up with inflammation of the spine, acute lower back pain, and tight muscles. Fast forward, with little relief from physical therapy, I decided to...

Story of an Online Yogi – Jay Erwin-Preiser

When was the first time you heard about Covid-19, and what was your initial reaction? Did it have any bearing on your yoga practice at the time? I started becoming aware of Covid-19 at the beginning of March 2020. The salon I work at was forced to close. Initially, I...