I started practicing Bikram yoga in March 2001 and loved it from the beginning. I felt the benefits immediately. I found it challenging yet very rewarding at the same time. I felt balance in both my mind and body leaving me feeling energized after I practiced. I noticed my body transform and my skin just glowed. I felt good from the inside out. I loved what the yoga had given me; strength, stamina, confidence, balance in my life and basically an “I can do anything I set my mind to” attitude. The same way I felt after I went through Basic Training for the military. I wanted to learn more about the series, the set sequence of 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises to share with others. Especially, after practicing almost nightly to deal with the stresses during my last year and a half of my mobilization.
So upon completion of my three year stateside mobilization for the Army Reserves at Fort Lewis and Fort Lawton in Washington State ( that ended in March 2007), I decided to attend Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in April of the same year.
I love to see the transformation yoga brings to people physically and emotionally and to be a part of those changes is truly inspiring and fulfilling. I retired from the Army Reserves in March 2010 after 22 years of service just three years after becoming a Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher. I love what yoga has given me. I feel a sense of accomplishment and peacefulness that no one can take away from me after I practice. I am constantly reminded by yoga how amazing the human body really is and that you can do anything you set your mind to.