Sara found yoga when a lifetime of contact sports and weight lifting left her debilitated by back pain. She was hooked fifteen minutes into her first class and knew she would practice this yoga for the rest of her life. She teaches each class with her whole heart, with the drive to help others share the transformative power of this yoga that gave her back her life. Sara blends physicality and meditation toward the same goals: healing, health, and self-awareness.
Jaylon spent over a decade in Social Work before making the decision to start taking care of himself in order to better take care of others. Mental clarity and the ability to push his body to its limits keeps him practicing daily. "I’m going to give you everything I have and you’re going to give me everything you have,” sums up Jaylon’s class in a nutshell. His boundless energy and encouragement makes the 90 minutes fly by.
Andie won a month of unlimited yoga at her daughters’ school spaghetti supper. After just one class, she was hooked on how wonderful and peaceful the yoga made her feel. She keeps coming back because the yoga makes her mind, body and spirit feel “Awesome on a stick!” Join Andie in class for a powerful dose of positivity and inspiration.
A friend brought Terry to her “exercise class” in the early 90s. She stuck with it because it was so challenging. In the third decade of her practice, Terry gets on the mat each day because it is the medicine she needs for body and mind. With more than twenty years teaching experience, Terry is most noted for her ability to help each student get the most they can out of every class. Don’t be scared by her nickname, T-Pain. The T stands for Terminates. Come let Terry help you terminate your pain.
Lana walked into her neighborhood Bikram studio in San Francisco in 2000 without knowing what she was getting herself into. She was drawn in for the physical benefits, but soon realized it went way beyond the physical. The transformational power of the practice and the community it creates has been an anchor for her through the ebb and flow of life. Lana taught regularly in Iceland, Netherlands, Atlanta, before moving to the Seacoast in 2014. She is also a teacher with SATYA in the Yoga and Cancer Program, which offers free yoga classes to those affected by cancer. She completed the Barkan Method of Hot Yoga Level I, II and III teacher training, is a 500-RYT and has been teaching since 2009. In addition to her passion for yoga, she is also a visual artist and has her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Erin came to the yoga thinking it would be easy and was quickly proven wrong. She is dedicated to her practice because of the stability it brings her mentally and because of the positive effects it has on her body, particularly the way it helps her Type I diabetes. Erin is a true testament to the healing power of yoga. Her smooth, soothing style on the podium keeps the students calm, even when facing challenging postures. If you’re lucky, she might turn into a little songbird at the end.
A chronically freezing person, the lure of the heat initially drew Nel to try Bikram Yoga. Hooked from her first class, she loved the challenging nature of the class. The undeniable physical and mental results keep her coming back. It was during her second pregnancy that she really experienced the amazing benefits of this yoga and realized she had to share! A huge fan of corny jokes, she loves sprinkling a little humor into this amazing 90-minute workout.
Nick is a smart-mouthed, old-soul yogi who survives on yoga and iced chai, believing in the power of “do whatever you want, all the time.” Bikram Yoga has brought Nick new strength and a fresh love for life. At the start of adulthood, Nick found themself overwhelmed and drowning in depression and alcoholism. The hot room offered them solace from their addiction, a safe space, and a place full of love. Nick is a strong believer in the power of Bikram Yoga and the way it can change lives. Their class is equal parts passionate and sweet.
Kristi took her first class in 2005. Suffering from a chronic hamstring injury, she had heard about the benefits of Bikram yoga. The hardest part was getting in the door. Since then she has never looked back. Initially drawn to the yoga for the physical benefits, she now practices for the mental and emotional benefits. It's not easy but it's the best 90 minutes of her day. An International Crossfit Champion, she calls the yoga her "secret sauce" and knows it is the antidote to her workouts in the gym.
Kat was immediately drawn to the heat, humidity, and the therapy of her first Bikram Yoga class. It was the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual benefits that has allowed her to become the best version of herself. After raising three children alongside a career in marketing, events, and public relations, Kat decided it was time for her mid- life launch and headed to teacher training in the fall of 2016. Kat offers a grounded, supportive, high-energy, therapeutic class.
Todd found his way into the hot room in 2004 as an avid runner and weight lifter. Within three months, the weight lifting fell away and his Bikram practice increased to almost daily and has remained that way ever since. “Walking through the hot room doors signals my mind and body to instantly relax. Everything in my day falls away for those 90 minutes. It’s the most impactful and important gift I have ever given to myself.”