Breathe. Prevent. Be Present.

In 2006, I started having bad abdominal pains and drove myself to Stanford ER. I was there most of the day, waiting for test results and routinely talking to a very smart (and very busy) Stanford doctor. She took a liking to my yoga life after discovering that this...
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...

16 Years of BYSJ – Michele’s Special Anniversary Party 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...

Story of a Yogi Special: Mary Starr Carter

How did you first discover Bikram yoga? I had my first taste of Bikram Yoga almost a decade ago prior to having children. One of my patients with mold toxicity had completely regained her health with Bikram Yoga so I wanted to see what it was all about. I loved the...