Planting Seeds with Bikram Yoga Folsom

“It’s like starting out on the 90th floor,” says Ryan Martinez, owner of Bikram Yoga Folsom.    I’ve known Ryan for a long time as a teacher at BYSJ, but his true itch was to travel. He did the bulk of it in Chile, rock climbing and wilderness guiding, with...

Rajashree Choudhury

Rajashree Choudhury Over my 16 years of teaching, I’ve been blessed to be in the presence and in conversations with Rajashree Choudhury, Bikram’s wife. My first encounter was at Teacher Training, 2001 where she not only taught classes but was the “Mother Teresa” to...

Just Show Up

Teaching today, I noticed so many students owning more of the details of each pose: hands tight; foot placement clean; eyes single-focus; breathing under control at all times. When we first start a practice, we might view the poses as being simple. They aren’t easy,...