Gerdette, Studio Director
I took my first Bikram class around 8 years ago and instantly recognized the benefits of this practice, both physical and mental. Having worked as fitness professional for nearly a decade, I’ve coached and trained in a variety of fitness disciplines. However nothing quite compared to the Bikram series of poses!
In 2011, I became certified as a Bikram yoga teacher and took over as the studio owner in 2012. I feel deeply fortunate to be able to share this yoga with others and to be part of such a great community of teachers and students.
Julie, Studio Manager
Yoga has been a part of Julie’s life for over 15 years, and her practice has helped her grow stronger, more flexible and balanced, both on and off the mat. Yoga encourages her to live each moment more mindfully.
Julie completed her 500 hour Bikram Yoga training in 2009. She is also certified in Yoga Nidra guided meditation.
I began practicing Bikram yoga in 2008. Being a golfer with lower back pain, Bikram Yoga was recommended to me by a friend. Although initially skeptical about another form of exercise, I tried it and was hooked. I found the yoga challenging but a relief to my sore back. My back pain is completely gone and I share my story with anyone that will listen, especially men. Yoga is not just for women!
I took my first yoga class over forty years ago, when I was in my twenties, and even then, I was amazed at how much more flexible I felt after just one class. Though I didn’t stick with it, in the ensuing years, I experimented with many different styles of yoga and enjoyed and benefitted from all of them.
I took my first Bikram Yoga class eighteen years ago and was drawn to it immediately. I can’t say exactly why, but the pacing, the athleticism, the intensity of focus, and the comprehensive, “inside-out, bones-to-skin” workout are some of the factors.
Marisa fell in love with yoga the very first class she took back in 2007 in her hometown in upstate NY and has been a dedicated practitioner ever since. In 2013 she went out to California to get certified. She teaches Bikram, Vinyasa and Power yoga. The physical and mental therapeutic benefits are what bring her back to the mat. Marisa loves the room hot to detox and build mental strength.
I found Bikram Yoga in the mid 90s while studying screenwriting and living in Los Angeles. It was love at first stretch!
Certified by Bikram in the fall of 2000, I have been teaching in the greater Boston area since then and at our Waltham studio since 2005. I love sharing this yoga that allows my students to get centered, to heal, to de-stress, and to energize.
I was a dancer from a young age and always moving but when I went to college I felt I was losing my flexibility. My summer boss had a studio and offered me free Bikram classes as a perk. I was 18 and hooked on Bikram after my first class. It helped me maintain and even increase my flexibility. I was able to gain strength I’d never had before and it was a place I could go for my mind to quiet down. Now it’s where I can go and not worry about anything for 90 minutes.
I went to the spring 2014 training in Los Angeles and regularly attend retreats and workshops.
I started practicing Bikram yoga in my best friend’s apartment while in college in 2008. We turned up the thermostat as high as we could, put on Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class CD and with the help of online pictures of the sequence we started to rock and roll!
I will never forget how after the first night coming back to my own apartment…I seemed to literally float up the three flights of stairs that I usually dreaded walking up. I never even knew what yoga was before and I am so thankful that I found this system first.
At my teacher training it was said, “If you do yoga you never have to go to the chiropractor, chiropractor comes to you.” This caught my attention as I had been seeing chiropractors for a long time at that point for chronic back and joint pain. I continued a home practice here and there and one day decided to go to the torture chamber to see what a real class was like in the studio. In my first 10 days I bought an annual membership and from that point on my life took on a new meaning. I rapidly began healing physically from chronic pain in various areas of my body and about a year later I realized I had not visited the chiropractor in months!
I was born and raised in Colombia S.A. but have made my home in Concord, Massachusetts where I live with my husband, two daughters, a son, and our dog. I was introduced to Bikram yoga by my sister who has been an instructor for many years and inspired me to start to practice three years ago. In December of 2016 I earned a Hatha Yoga Certification by completing 200 hours of yoga instructor training and have been teaching ever since at this studio. I strive to bring a sense of freedom and kindness to my class with strong emphasis on alignment. Yoga has changed me in so many ways! It has guided me to grow into a much more grounded and more positive being. I’m so happy to have found these with yoga and I’m excited to share it with all of you.
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