When did you start practicing at Bikram Yoga NYC, and why? 

In the summer of 2015. I have knee, hip, shoulder and wrist injuries from accidents and I am on a journey of healing and Bikram Yoga is an important part to getting there. Also to stay focused, get stronger and and my biggest desire, to be flexible.

Who are your favorite teachers and why would you recommend their classes? 

Pamela Herron, Patrick Lynch, Natalia Maldonado and Georgia Balligian.
They are loving and inspirational with their teaching.

What is it about Bikram Yoga that keeps you coming back?  

The relief my body gets from the pain I have from lifting weight and injuries and an accident I had long ago. It helps me feel more energize, present and gives me great strength. It supports my healing journey and self love awareness. And one of my dreams today in life is to be flexible.

image4-1Favorite posture?  

Sit up and savasana.

Least favorite posture?  

Sasangasana/ Rabbit pose.

Has being a regular practioner of yoga helped your work life? 

Yes , I am a massage therapist and it helps by giving me strength and focus I need during my sessions.

What would you say to someone new who’s unsure if Bikram is for them? 

Listen to your body not your mind. Keep coming back until you are one with the class.

Do you live by any inspirational quotes? 

Let go, let God/The Universe in and just show up.

What is one thing you love about Bikram Yoga NYC? 

Is 2 blocks away from my home, the teachers are inspirational when they live by the words they use. Judgment free zone!

Final thoughts? 

At times when I am in class, I notice how what am feeling projects onto my practice. But the moment I focus and let go of my mind, and just breathe, I can do more than I think I can and become present. It’s like pressing a reset button. It’s a hardcore class but so worth it, I referred a few of my friends because I believe the beauty of life is sharing… so sharing such an amazing practice that helps heal people is a total pleasure.