Bikram Hot Yoga San Mateo Instructors
All instructors at Bikram Hot Yoga San Mateo have been certified by Bikram Choudhury after graduating from his intensive Teacher Training Programs. All instructors at Bikram Hot Yoga San Mateo are required to Re-Certify every 3 years, and to maintain the integrity of Bikram’s Hatha Yoga system and teaching methods. We encourage our teachers to continue their study, practice, and development as teachers by returning to the Source, attending Bikram’s seminars, classes, re-visiting the Teacher Trainings, and most importantly — maintaining their own Yoga practice.
This yoga has healed my body from trauma and over-abuse due to sports, car accidents, and multiple surgeries. It has made me physically stronger, more agile, and created balance in my body inside and out. On another level it has allowed me to be a more patient, calm, focused, and understanding person. Going deeper- it has allowed me to identify and have more clarity in who I am as a person and to allow myself to be more of that person- it is a matter of learning how to be true to self. There is more that is going on besides the 26 postures in a heated room. Through the practice of Bikram Yoga, lives are transformed- physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. What I love about being an instructor is that I get to partake and be witness to the transformations taking place in others.
The key to this yoga is to do it regularly; there is a process that the body undergoes to receive the benefits. If you are new to Bikram Yoga- my encouragement for you is to “stick with it”, do as many classes as you can each week… You’ll feel incredible for doing so.”The darkest place in the world is underneath the lamp” -Bikram Choudhury
I attended teacher training in Spring 2006 and have enjoyed teaching around the world since then. My favorite part of teaching is learning the reasons that bring students in the door and onto the mat. Everyone has a story, and I have great respect for everyone who enters the room. As I say often in class: It’s never easy, but always worth it.
The best advice I can give for a Bikram class is: come hydrated, keep an open mind and yes, come back as soon as you can. You’ll be amazed at the changes you see, from the inside out. Whether you’re seeking mental clarity, physical strength, peace of mind, more flexibility, emotional stability… the list goes on… I firmly believe that everything you need, and maybe some things you didn’t even know you needed, is available to you inside the hot room.
I hope to see you in class very soon.
I ended up moving to Marina Del Rey for a job, but was lucky enough to keep with my practice at BY Hermosa Beach. It was Spring 2013, when one of my best friends “decided” it was time for me to become a certified teacher. I attended Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in LA of Spring 2013. I’ve been teaching full time since. I knew I wanted to become a teacher when I was becoming more serious in my practice; when I realized that my practice, the yoga, was such a huge part of me, my life, and I knew it would, and could, open a lot of doors within my own self and my life, and that was exciting! These past 6 years have been an incredible journey; it’s a journey I want keep exploring, growing, and evolving in. Now, as a teacher for almost 2 solid years, I can share my love and growth of the practice, and I hope to help guide others in opening their own doors.
I love that we all come to class at different places in our practice and lives, but all with the same intention: with each posture to try the right way giving our best for that day. I think in life that is what we can ask of ourselves wherever we are: set the intention to try our best for that time and then be aware of and grateful for our progression through the ebb and flow.
“I made myself take class this morning because I knew if I did, I would have a better day.” Well, I would like to offer classes to everyone so that we would all have a better day.
I knew I needed to find something powerful that would work on my mind as well as my body and deliver tangible results. I attended one class – was completely exhausted – but happy – and I knew this was exactly what I needed in my life!
I graduated from the spring 2014 teacher training program in LA. My life has always had an element of teaching/mentoring in it – something that is humbling and rewarding, and having the opportunity to do this in the context of peoples health, wellbeing and lets face it – life – is a huge privilege.
On Feb 9th 2015 I left HP to devote my time to being a full-time Bikram Yoga teacher.
“Oh, Bikram . . . ” I said, disappointed. I had only heard negative things! Except, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. By Tuesday morning 10:00 am I was in my first class. By Saturday 4:00 pm, I had completed my first double. I LOVED IT! More than that, I instantly recognized Bikram Yoga as the key I had been looking for to physical, mental, emotional, spiritual health. The possibility, the reality of total health for everyone! I never looked back! Graduated Fall 2013.
I love to teach Bikram yoga and feel that as co-director of Seacliff and Daly City, that the yoga community creates a life of it’s own. The students themselves, teachers; and first and foremost Bikram Choudary and his Guru Bishnu Gosh, can bask in the joy and recognition for all the amazing healing that takes place from Bikram yoga inside and out of the studio. I appreciate the opportunity to share the path to healing, and the realization of self with you all. With Love, Shelley
and could feel my respiratory system getting stronger. Within 3 years the asthma was gone and I no longer needed an inhaler to breathe. My Kaiser Doctor was amazed. By year 4 we rescued a dog named Diesel! This yoga has changed my life (and my families) in so many ways.
When I started practicing I was a busy executive, leading a large team for a multi-billion dollar corporation and traveling often. In 2013 I traded in my business suit for yoga attire. I wanted to share this powerful yoga with others.
Over time, it’s become clear that what really matters has very little to do with monetary success. The ability to find stillness, to be at peace, and truly connect with others are a few of the gifts that lead to a rich, meaningful life.