1310 Blue Oaks Blvd | Suite 200 | Roseville, CA

916-784-9642 | yogaroseville@gmail.com


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.

Kasandra Satrapa instructs the following:
  • Body Beats
  • 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. Bikram 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.
    We recommend taking the 26&2 class prior to stepping in to a Body Beats class.
    (all level class/ heated room/ 90 min class/ set to music)

1310 Blue Oaks Blvd | Suite 200 |Roseville, CA

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