Michele’s Insights: The Nature of Transformation

Michele’s Insights: The Nature of Transformation

“Transformation can come in many modalities, but few include the physical, like yoga,” states Craig Villani, teacher extraordinaire, at the beginning of our leadership intensive weekend with BYSJ teachers. This comment struck a chord with me. I’ve often wondered why...
Story of a Yogi – Michael Wickler

Story of a Yogi – Michael Wickler

How did you first discover Bikram yoga? I was a marathon runner 20 years ago and took a yoga class at my gym. A friend and I decided we needed more yoga to cross-train, and somehow we happened into a Bikram studio. In San Francisco the word Bikram was floating around,...
Michele’s Insights – Understanding the Dialogue

Michele’s Insights – Understanding the Dialogue

Wow! How blessed we are to live in California with sunshine and warm temperatures. The little things we can take for granted pop up as blessings when we don’t have them. I just came back from a two week trip to Chicago with no sun and temperatures in the 30s. It was...
16 Years of BYSJ – Michele’s Anniversary Message

16 Years of BYSJ – Michele’s Anniversary Message

Congratulations BYSJ! You’ve turned 16 – sweet 16: Two studios and yet one growing thriving community upholding this powerful tradition that is Bikram Yoga. Over this year, winning regionals, nationals and recently internationals, the power of who we are as a...
Becoming World Yoga Champion

Becoming World Yoga Champion

The Day of the World Yoga Championships Here it is Sunday morning and we are up and out to take class and get ready for the big day. Both BYSJ teacher, Lee Dickensen, and Bay Area teacher, Gina Middleton, are in the top 10 of their division from yesterday’s successful...