Save the date for Bikram Yoga San Jose’s 20th anniversary celebration weekend, January 21-22. It’s been a remarkable two decades of transformation for our facility, staff, and members. There’s a lot in store to honor this milestone, so we hope you’ll share this special time with us.
Saturday, January 21, 6:30–9:00 pm
We love the diversity of our membership, and the best way to come together is yoga, then food! The community potluck will feature family and cultural favorites – sign up on the community wall in the studio.
The festivities to follow will feature Michele’s memories & the annual Rise Award, posture contests, Bikram Yoga & competition demos, videos of BYSJ history, anniversary cake & blessings, memories and wishes for our future, and several surprises.
Can’t make it in-person? Join on Zoom. We’ll include our Zoomers in the festivities, projected on the wall. We’d love to see you! Zoom room opens at 7:00 pm. Meeting ID: 844 0328 3203, passcode: 116630
Meet the anniversary teachers who represent the past, present, and future of BYSJ.
Mike Mayle’s passion for this yoga has never waned. He represents a process of discovery, from starting this yoga to choosing to change his life and teach, then manifesting the dream of studio ownership, and resurrection as he reopens after the pandemic. Mike leads a free anniversary class on Saturday, January 21 at 6:00 am.
Dawn Hoppe and Yi-ting Chuang teach with the same devotion they came in with many years ago! They’ve blossomed even more in their careers outside of teaching and set an example of how dreams can come alive and manifest. Dawn and Yi-ting lead a free anniversary class on Saturday, January 21 at 8:00 am.
Matt and Sarah Newman show that “couples that practice together stay together.” As BYSJ staff teachers, they bring intelligence, excellence, and passion to all areas of the business. Matt and Sarah lead a free anniversary class on Saturday, January 21 at 10:00 am, and a Zoom interactive class on Sunday, January 22 at 4:30 pm.
Michele Vennard and Irena Blom represent legacy. Michele, our most senior teacher, and Irena, our newest teacher, represent the ongoing commitment to this yoga, the growth of the teaching, and the growth of the practice, assuring that this yoga will live on! Michele and Irena lead a free anniversary outdoor class on Saturday, January 21 at noon.
Laju and Anurag Choudhury have embraced BYSJ as a trusted home of the practice they grew up with. Practicing since childhood with their father Bikram, they carry on this lineage for new generations. Laju and Anurag lead a free anniversary class on Saturday, January 21 at 4:30 pm. Laju will host a Laced by Laju trunk show before class.
Rewa Kaul and Claire Wright represent how someone takes up this yoga and, through years of practice, realizes that they want to teach it. They committed to this journey later in life and stand here as established teachers to lead you through your practice! Rewa and Claire lead a free anniversary class on Sunday, January 22 at 6:00 am.
Marialena Rousserre and Anna Morey represent the many teachers that came through our first studio and built the foundation of who we are today. As our original morning squad, they awakened us each day with optimism and insight. Marialena and Anna lead a free anniversary class on Sunday, January 22 at 8:00 am.
Chris Gray and Cynthia Wehr represent expertise and high energy. Cynthia is a former world yoga champ and studio owner. Chris is sought after in the corporate world for training and coaching. Both are very involved in Silicon Valley life! Chris and Cynthia lead a free anniversary class on Sunday, January 22 at 10:00 am.
Jessica Guinn and Cynthia Wehr represent the many women who have become moms during their yoga practice and teaching journey. These two are beautiful examples of yoga moms who patiently guide their children into a yogic life! Jessica and Cynthia lead a free anniversary Family Yoga class on Sunday, January 22 at 2:00 pm.
Ryan Martinez and Isadora Marin (Izzy) represent manifesting a vision. Ryan began teaching at BYSJ and shared his passion for opening a studio. Along with Izzy, BYSJ aided in the opening of Bikram Yoga Folsom in 2018, and it’s flourishing to this day. Ryan and Izzy lead a free anniversary class on Sunday, January 22 at 4:30 pm.
Grab a leaf on the community wall and write your memories, testimony, or wishes to add to our Tree of Life. You can also use this form and we’ll be sure to include it.