I went to my first Bikram Yoga class on January 5, 2002. A physical therapist referred me to it for plantar fasciitis (which is a particularly painful and annoying running injury). I have been practicing pretty much continuously since then; on average 6-days a week.
I became a Bikram Yoga teacher because I wanted to share what I have learned from Bikram with others. This yoga has given me so much – more energy, better sleep, better mood, increased flexibility, less arthritis pain, increased immunity (I rarely get sick ever) – that I want others to experience that overall well-being and an improved quality of life.
I love that Bikram Yoga is for everyone! It literally is for every body. The hot-room is the great equalizer. When we are in the hot-room, we are all the same; we are all working on something. No matter how people come into the studio (tired, stressed, etc.), when they leave the hot-room there is a smile on their face and gratitude in their eyes. Being able to be in the hot-room and personally witness that metamorphosis is truly an honor; and that is really the best part of teaching.