1310 Blue Oaks Blvd | Suite 200 | Roseville, CA

916-784-9642 | yogaroseville@gmail.com

 

Body Beats


This class is taught by:

Kathryn Body

I took my first Bikram yoga class in San Carlos, CA in 1996.
I was hooked from the very first class. I found the practice enjoyable and very challenging. I continued to practice through my first pregnancy in 1998. The breathing exercises helped me through both of my high risk pregnancies.
I worked as a textile designer in San Francisco and the surrounding areas for many years. As a busy working mom, I continued to make time for my practice, commuting in the early hours to San Francisco for yoga, then work. The yoga practice has benefitted me tremendously over the years, allowing me to stay calm in stressful situations. Physically I have enjoyed good health as a result.

At the age of 22yrs, I was told by my then arthroscopic surgeon that I would not be able to resume my usual physical activities as a result of a broken patella, with loss of all cartilage in my right knee resulting from a car accident. What I consider one of my “wake up calls”. Through dedication to my yoga practice I was pleasantly surprised to find I had strengthened the muscles around my knee and would no longer need to have knee replacement surgery.

When you hear the instructors say “Lock the knee” embrace it, trust it, do it!
I have received so much from this practice that in Spring of 2006 I decided it was time to give back. I have been teaching Bikram yoga ever since and have found even more joy and passion through the sharing of this amazing yoga practice with others.

Kasandra Satrapa

In the Spring of 2012, I took my second Bikram yoga class, and appreciated the first challenge it offered me to stay in the room for the full 90 minutes. I hadn’t yet discovered the magical healing benefits of the backbends of the 26+2 sequence, but was privileged to enjoy the other countless benefits once I had the opportunity to pursue it as a second form of physical therapy.

I had just battled and conquered a rare life threatening illness, a type of Encephalitis which can attack the brain and/or spinal cord causing rapid physical and/or mental digression interrupting my studies of American Sign Language (ASL) in 2011. I was temporarily unable to walk without assistance, operate one side of my body or see and hear the world around me accurately. After extensive therapies, included but not limited to heavy steroid treatment, the Encephalitis I fought was resolved within a few months hospital stay. After restarting my yoga practice with some private lessons, and smaller sized tradition non-heated yoga classes, I was ready to step inside the hot room again. I observed that the more I came to class, the more quickly my central nervous system seemed to allow my senses of sound, sight and touch to normalize, my pre-existing anxiety became manageable, the strength lost on one side of my body returned, and my pharmacy was eventually completely replaced by practicing this sequence regularly.

Now, I use this practice to give myself daily peace of mind that the body is functioning, and I get to discover how with acceptance each day. The Bikram yoga method systematically allows the opportunity to work every part of the body. That fact inspired me to spread the countless healing benefits to others by completing RYS 200 Yoga Alliance teacher training in the spring of 2016, and I began instructing during the summer of that year. Mostly because of Bikram yoga, I was able to return to Sac State, to pick where I’d left off. I completed the coursework to earn a BA in Deaf Studies in December of 2016. I had indeed worked a bit throughout my recovery teaching piano lessons, however, now I have the career goal of improving Deaf access to yoga by joining a company which provides yoga instruction to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. However, for the time being I’m just taking life day by day, discovering the blessings the hot room can bring to me and others as a student and instructor.

Laurel Hanson

Laurel has been a Bikram Yoga practitioner for over 7 years.  She was first drawn to the practice because of job stress and stress-related injuries, like neck strain, migraines, and insomnia.  With a regular practice she found lasting relief from such issues along with renewed energy.
 
After being laid off in the economic downturn she took some time off from yoga and began her new journey, Women's flat Track Roller Derby.  After participating in a full-contact sport it didn't take long for her to see the benefits a Bikram Yoga practice could provide.  Not only did a regular Bikram practice alleviate pain and muscle fatigue but, after a few months of consistent practice, gave her an athletic edge her teammates could easily notice.  Better flexibility, more endurance, mental focus and clarity, balance, and muscle control made her a stronger more agile skater and took her to the next level.  "At first the other girls called me crazy for going to Bikram then coming to practice.  After a few months however, they were always asking 'What's that yoga you're doing?"
 
She completed teacher training in January of 2015 and is more dedicated than ever to spreading knowledge of the power of a strong practice.  "Yoga helps with every facet of life, whether you struggle with depression, mood, lethargy, chronic pain, or are an athlete looking to up your game, yoga is the answer."  - Laurel

Matt Guyton

I started Bikram Yoga because of a repetitive strain injury due to computer use. I was, at one time, in 24 hours of pain and not only questioning my ability to function in my career but questioning my ability to function on a day to day basis. I remember one morning that was really bad; it was extremely painful to cut a banana…with a sharp knife and it took me 5 minutes to put my shoes and socks on. When I found Bikram Yoga I immediately loved it. It was just me, no weights, no props, just me…and the heat of course. I couldn’t wait to be five years into the practice. That was at the beginning of 2004 and now I’m a teacher and competing in the yoga asana championships. I believed 100%, at one time, that I would be suffering from my injury for the rest of my life. No more. The fact is that with this yoga you can do anything.
This class is designed for those who love the 26&2 class, as well as a good beat.  This is a Bikram method class which consists of a challenging series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises, suitable for all ages and all levels of ability. Each posture stretches, strengthens, and prepares specific muscles, ligaments, and joints needed for the next posture. This yoga class also stimulates organs, glands, and nerves, moving fresh oxygenated blood to 100% of the body, restoring all systems to a healthy working order. Bikam Choudhury scientifically designed this 90 minute program to deliver total health through the balancing and
strengthening of every system in the body. To prevent illness and injury, promote weight loss and limit the effects of aging. This series of postures also improves concentration, patience, determination, and self-control to
increase mental clarity and reduce stress. This yoga class is done in a heated room to warm your muscles, prevent injury, allow a deeper workout and cleanse the body by flushing toxins.
(all level class/ heated room/ 90 min class/ set to music)

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Nov 17 5:30 am - 7:00 am with Kathryn Body
  • Sat Nov 18 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Kasandra Satrapa
  • Wed Nov 29 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Laurel Hanson
  • Thu Nov 30 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Kasandra Satrapa
  • Fri Dec 01 5:30 am - 7:00 am with Kathryn Body
  • Sat Dec 02 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Kasandra Satrapa
  • Wed Dec 06 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Laurel Hanson
  • Thu Dec 07 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Matt Guyton
  • Fri Dec 08 5:30 am - 7:00 am with Kathryn Body
  • Sat Dec 09 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Kasandra Satrapa
  • Wed Dec 13 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Laurel Hanson
  • Thu Dec 14 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Matt Guyton
  • Fri Dec 15 5:30 am - 7:00 am with Kathryn Body
  • Sat Dec 16 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Kasandra Satrapa
  • Wed Dec 20 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Laurel Hanson
  • Thu Dec 21 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Kasandra Satrapa


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