The Amazing Staff and Teachers of Bikram Yoga Rancho Cucamonga
Greg is the owner of Bikram Yoga Rancho Cucamonga. Greg attended Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Spring 2009 in Palm Desert. "I can still remember my first class and how hot it was. I just couldn't understand how so many people were moving so effortlessly in that heat. After class I felt like a new person, had a new energy, and knew my life would be changed forever. It was at that time in my life I made a promise that I would somehow figure out a way that I could share this gift with as many people as I could reach". I hope Bikram Yoga has the same positive influence in your life that it has had on mine.
Alex started teaching yoga July 2009 after practicing for 3 ½ years. She knew she wanted to teach yoga after her first year of practicing because she was so inspired by the teachers, how they motivated people to love themselves and wanted to be up there, teaching as well. Alex has found that Yoga helps you become one with yourself as the practice centers your concentration on the breath to move you through the class. The postures are a tool to help you move into stillness and once you can find peace in a difficult posture the pose can yield a great benefit. Yoga helps you find balance, strength and flexibility as well as quiets the mind. Many people find it is very helpful in relieving stress. Alex enjoys the feeling she gets after completing the class and enjoys the pure serenity and stillness. While she practices yoga she feels balanced, strong and confident. Alex practices all types of yoga, but Bikram Yoga will always be her favorite. The hot room allows for safer stretching and the heat causes profuse sweating which aids in removal of toxins from the body. Alex has been certified by the Bikram Yoga College of India in the spring session 2009, Palm Desert. This intense boot camp style teacher training included twice a day, 90minute classes in the hot room along with lectures on anatomy.
Sharon has been practicing Bikram yoga since 2001 when she accidentally stumbled into her first yoga class in West Seattle. Sharon attended training in Las Vegas and received her certification in 2009. "Discovering the practice was an eye opening experience and over time has given me a clearer understanding of my mind and body. Practicing on a regular basis helps me balance the daily stresses we all experience with work and at home. It is also a vital part of my natural coping mechanism during physically demanding times like pregnancy and labor. Bikram yoga has become my reset button, enabling me to clear my thoughts and give more of myself when I leave the hot room. It has been a true pleasure helping others navigate their own personal yoga experience."
I have been teaching yoga for 3 years. I took my first yoga class in 2000 while being a full time college student, a mom of two young children and a wife. Having a hectic life I found yoga to be my refuge, my “me” time where I was in touch with myself. I liked the challenge of attempting certain postures and it gave me a great sense of achievement being able to perform some of them. But most of all I loved the sense of calm and relaxation I got during and after class and I have been practicing ever since. I chose to become an instructor to share my experience and help students get that sense of achievement, calm and overall feel-good feeling yoga offers. It gives me great joy to see them try, perform and achieve the postures or simply guide them into being ok with whatever is they are feeling at each particular moment thus realizing that power lies within.
Laura realized the limitless benefits of Yoga, and so decided to drop the corporate career and teach Bikram Yoga full time after finishing her certification in Fall 2010-San Diego, California . She currently has over 9 years combined experience as a Bikram Yoga practitioner and a teacher. She walks the walk and talks the talk, so far having taught about 3,000 classes under her belt (averaging 12-14 classes per week). Laura is an amazing, positive, strong teacher and motivator, with her immense passion and dynamic approach to teaching, lives and breathes the yogi lifestyle, always happily giving back to those she comes across. After all, she always says: "A healthy spine is a happy life." If you have not taken her class yet, come & experience for yourself her true love for teaching Bikram Yoga.
My name is Chae and love brought me to Bikram Yoga! Loving myself and being given the opportunity to have a longer, healthier life, and being in a state of mental clarity is why I continued to pursue the journey of Bikram Yoga! The 26&2 series has laid the foundation and I'm so excited to share the experience with you.