I didn’t find Bikram Yoga, it found me. I quite literally knew nothing about it. Nothing. Until one day in 2005 while living in LA, I passed a yoga studio where several people were leaving class, drenched like they just got out of a swimming pool, steam coming off their heads, and to be honest, they looked a little spaced out. I just remembered thinking, ‘What on earth were they doing in there?’ I can’t quite remember how many days later, but curiosity led me right back to that studio, I signed up for a month and I’ve been hooked ever since. Two years later in Spring 2007, I began a new leg of my Bikram Yoga journey and became a certified teacher.
I could go on for days about the benefits and healing it provides, the energy, self-realization and mindfulness that seem to come out of nowhere from this practice, and the all-around feeling of accomplishment and appreciativeness that showers you after a challenging class. But if I had to sum it up in one sentence, I’d say this specific series is so potent and unique and concentrated that it’s practically impossible not to see how incredibly valuable and essential it is to our lives.
I’ve been traveling and teaching for nine and a half years now, have met some of the most interesting, loving and hardworking people all over the world -- and I can’t wait to see what the next nine and a half will bring. PS. I’m so happy that my travels unexpectedly brought me back home to Detroit to share this amazing practice.