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Our Students Testimonials..!!
Yogi of the Month
March 2018

Karen Patnude
Compliments Running Routine

How long have you been practicing? I have been an active member of BYF since September 2012.
What brought you through the front door?  I wanted a form of exercise that would complement running.  I always wanted to try yoga and after Googling "running and yoga" and speaking to an acquaintance who was familiar with Bikram Yoga, I decided to give it a try.   

Why did you keep coming back?  Walking through the door for that first class was hard because I did not know what to expect.  Walking through the door for the second class was even harder since I knew what to expect.  I continued that first week simply because I had purchased an introductory package and being frugal, wanted to get my money’s worth.  After the first week, I found that I liked the mental and physical challenge. 

What's your favorite posture? Why? I do not have a favorite pose but my least favorite pose is standing separate leg head to knee pose.  I don’t know why but neither my mind nor body can connect with this pose. Guess I'll have to give it more time! 

Bikram Yoga has taught me...  Bikram Yoga has taught me that I am stronger than I originally thought, both mentally and physically and it really does takes time, patience and practice to accomplish anything worthwhile. 

Outside of the studio, you can find me...what are your hobbies? Interests? Outside the studio, when I am not working, you can find me still running and walking through the woods and trails in Falmouth with my boss's dogs (which makes me think about how it all started me on the path of this running/yoga thing- full circle!). 

After class must have?  After class the first thing I have when I get home is a Kind bar and a hot shower. 

Any tips for new students?  First time students should know that very few people are prepared for that first class.  So be prepared to be overwhelmed and give your mind/body time to acclimate before making a decision of whether Bikram Yoga is right for you.  Listen to the teachers, let them guide you, and accept that it really does take time, patience and practice.

Yogi of the Month
February 2018

Bob Boissonnault
No More Chronic Pain

How long have you been practicing?
I started Bikram Yoga approximately 3 years ago in 2015. I take the summers off to enjoy my warm-weather outdoor activities, but I’m always eager to return to Bikram Yoga Falmouth in the fall.

What brought you in the front door? My friend Sean and I were talking about all our aches and pains and debating who had the most. He came to me and said, “BOB YOU NEED TO GIVE Bikram Yoga A TRY!”. Being in the construction business for over 37 years, I’d been living with a lot of pain & monthly visits to the chiropractor for a tune up. So I decided I would take the next step to improve my well being & join BYF. I remember the first class well. I was a little intimidated, due to the nature of the yoga and that I never practiced yoga of any type- NO WORRIES.  All the teachers are encouraging without any pressure & give practical advice to improve my practice to the best of my ability. Since I have been practicing, my aches & pains have disappeared to my disbelief. Bikram Yoga will always be a part of my life along with my enjoyment. (By the way - I haven’t had to visit my chiropractor since I started.)

Why do you keep coming back? Over the years of my career, I always enjoyed listening to how my clients manage their health for the golden years (so they say) and this yoga practice has been an ideal avenue for me to learn. Let's face it, we all have a hectic schedule with some grueling hours, yet I still look forward to attending class at the end of the day for fulfillment and relief. Some days if we are lucky we’ll get a joke or a story from the instructors that makes us laugh. It’s really addicting once you start.

What’s your favorite posture? I have to say I don’t dislike one posture from the other, but there are some that are much more challenging for me than others. These tough ones give me inspiration that someday I hope to improve upon them as best as I can.

Bikram Yoga has taught me... Bikram Yoga has given me more energy, calmness, and discipline to maintain a healthier life. All my life I always had time to work, but no time to keep my body in shape. I finally have control & balance thanks to this life changing practice.

Outside the studio, you can find me... Bike riding, playing tennis, golfing, attending a car show with my classics, hanging out with friends & family, traveling, and of course, working.

After class must have? Taking my time to cool down, then more hydration and a shower.

Any tips for new students? I encourage anyone that is looking for a path for a healthier lifestyle to come on in and give Bikram Yoga a shot. It’s the best thing that I’ve done for myself. Thank you to the team at BYF.

Yogi of the Month
January 2018

Will Warburton
Feeling Better all Over

How long have you been practicing?  I took my first Bikram Yoga class on November 24, 2014.
What brought you through the front door and why did you keep coming back? I'm always looking for ways to improve my overall health and wanted to try a new discipline on my path of self-improvement. I had taken other yoga classes in various styles, and decided to give Bikram Yoga a shot since I live close by and drove by the studio frequently.  After taking class, the noticeable differences in how I felt kept me coming back- both immediately after class and in general how my body felt. I experience a surge of energy, my mood is lighter, and I walk taller.   

What's your favorite posture? Why? I love the simple yet mentally challenging aspect of Savasana. This posture taught me how to quiet my mind, remain in control of my breath and also of my thoughts. Perhaps most importantly, my focus in Savasana has enabled me to access these tools when I'm outside of the studio.

Bikram Yoga has taught me...that it's never too late to make a change, both mentally and physically. Before committing to practicing Bikram Yoga, I couldn't touch my toes, and I thought that's just how it was for me. I've learned it's possible to change how my body functions, correct muscular imbalances, loosen up my hamstrings, and work towards healing back ailments that I  thought to be the norm. Age is irrelevant if you want to make changes in how you feel!

Outside of the studio, you can find me...Being a Dad, fixing cars, driving fast, enjoying nature, and reading.

After class must have? Any tips for new students? After class I reach for my go-to snack, avocado with salt. My advice to new students is not to fear the heat, and don't get discouraged by how you feel in the beginning of your yoga journey. Let the effects of this powerful practice sink in over time because then there's no going back. This practice isn't a "want" for me, it's a must have. Shout out to this inviting community at BYF, both the teachers and the students- everyone here is warm and supportive and keeps me coming back for more.

Yogi of the Month
December 2017

Sheila Cole
Feeling Accomplished

How long have you been practicing? I started practicing Bikram Yoga in March of 2017.

What brought you through the front door and why did you keep coming back?
 In June of 2016, I decided to get healthy. Since then I have lost over 70lbs through a combination of diet and exercise. I started walking 4 miles a day, but when winter came I needed to find something to do inside. I am not a fan of going to the gym and watching TV while on a stair master or other machine, so I started taking a yoga class. My instructor at the time kept talking about Bikram Yoga and started weaving some of the postures into her class. At the same time, my sisters were also talking about Bikram Yoga and what an amazing workout it was. I kept looking at the BYF website and trying to psych myself up. I honestly didn't believe I could actually do Bikram Yoga. Finally one Sunday I just said, “I am going to do it!”. I survived my first class and felt such a sense of accomplishment that I wanted to come back immediately and do it all over again. I have been consistently practicing ever since, aiming to take five classes per week.

What's your favorite posture and why? I’ll choose Rabbit Pose because it stretches parts of my shoulders and my back which have been so problematic to me over the years (and when I get to Rabbit, I think the hard part of the class is over!). When I had my annual physical exam this past October, I grew ½ an inch, so I’d like to give the spine strengthening series some credit too.

Bikram Yoga has taught me... To truly be comfortable being uncomfortable!
 I enjoy the challenge of going outside of my comfort zone and making the time to try and clear my mind of all of the chatter that comes from day to day life. Focusing purely on myself for 90 minutes is a gift. I love that I can find a studio wherever I travel and you always know what to expect when you take a Bikram Yoga class.

Outside of the studio, you can find me...Having coffee with friends, needlepointing, cooking, hanging with my family and my dog Kona who is sometimes waiting for me in the car while I am practicing.

After class must have? 
I drink a lot of water before and during class. After class I can't wait to get my sweaty clothes off and take a nice cool shower!

Yogi of the Month
November 2017

Mary Grauerholz
Supportive Community

How long have you been practicing? I flirted briefly with Bikram Yoga about 10 years ago and thought “I’ll never do this again.” Then I surprised myself by starting a steady practice several years ago (usually two classes a week) at Bikram Yoga Falmouth.

What brought you through the front door?Why did you keep coming back? Good questions! I walked through the front door on what I thought was a whim, thinking “I’ll give it one more chance.” I tend to be a creature of habit, and fell into a routine fairly quickly, though not always with a lot of enthusiasm for the postures. I was, however, drawn to the experience of stillness, and also the staff. The Bikram teachers are a big part of my consistency. The studio feels like a friendly, healthy, supportive community for me – that is big! The opportunity for reflection, focus, and calming is a big draw.

What's your favorite posture?  My favorite is one some people seem to hate: Triangle. The effect it has on my back is astonishing, including a disc injury that I got in 1999, when I did a memorial backpack climb across the Pyrenees, to honor my father and other World War II forces who worked with the French Resistance to fight the Nazis. I told myself I would finish the hike if I had to crawl the final few feet, and I almost did have to crawl. But I walked to the end, a village in Spain, and the evidence is two destroyed discs in my lower back. During Triangle, in every single class, my spine pops so loudly I’m amazed I don’t draw stares! While the posture continues to be challenging, I love the feeling of suppleness afterwards. (The endorphin flood helps too.)

Bikram Yoga has taught me... How to be a better, more transparent version of myself, not always so easy. It puts me in touch with a deep part of myself that I could easily ignore. Bikram Yoga (and Pilates) have been a big part of my lifelong journey to heal my spine and also to handle and heal a depression/anxiety syndrome that started in childhood. I am 67, and Bikram helps me feel more fluid and graceful in the aging process, both physically and mentally.

Outside of the studio, you can find me... You can find me teaching Pilates or at my main work: writing feature stories for home, architecture, and lifestyle magazines.  (check out her amazing work at marygrauerholz.com) I love music, food, humor, and language, and read a lot. I will always make time to sit around a table of good food, friends, and family to discuss whatever is on our minds: social issues, books, life, you name it. My husband and I have five grandkids, an incredibly happy event for us.

After class must have? Any tips for new students?  The first thing I reach for post-class is (more) coconut water and very often, a slice or two of cheese pizza from Steve’s. For new students, I would say drinks lots of water before and after class, and don’t worry too much. Life has a way of shaping the person we want to be.

Yogi of the Month
October 2017

Matt Loomis
De-stress life

How long have you been practicing?
I've been practicing Bikram Yoga for about six years now. If I've counted correctly it's around 975 classes and not one of those classes has ever been the same for me. In retrospect, it seems like a lot but in  looking forward, I'm hoping to practice for another forty years or so.

What brought you through the front door? Why did you keep coming back? I initially went to my first Bikram class to help with recovery from back injuries sustained in a car crash. A friend made the recommendation after everything else I tried didn't work. I quickly gravitated towards Bikram Yoga. I loved the energy and flexibility I've gained from my classes but more importantly I was surprised at how class helped me de-stress. I really enjoy the Bikram community  - the teachers and fellow yogis are amazing. I like that everyone I've met is there for the same reason: to heal, improve, and strengthen themselves both physically and mentally.  

What’s your favorite posture? It changes every month. I think about the posture that I need to improve the most and I try to figure out a way to make it my favorite.  (Ask me about Triangle  sometime and I promise to tell you a funny story about how it became my favorite...) This month's favorite posture however is Half Moon. I find it very helpful in creating much needed space in my spine.   

Bikram Yoga has taught me… So many things...how to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations, how to hold still when I really don't want to, how to be patient with myself, how to listen, how to focus (ask anyone what happens when you lose focus in Standing Bow), but I think most importantly how to breathe and stay calm in just about any situation.

Outside of the studio, you can find me… When not practicing yoga I can be found spending just about every free minute with my family. We have a four year-old so there's lots of time spent with stuffed animal parades, nature walks, books, building forts from couch cushions and blankets. Thankfully my Bikram Yoga practice has given me the flexibility and health to be able to keep up with her. Other than that, I have a great job that I'm pretty passionate about. If there's any time left after that, there is always my guitar hanging on the wall and the crazy idea of playing open-mic night at Club Passim.

After class must have? Water!  (In various forms.) Salt seems like a close second

Yogi of the Month
September 2017

Rosemary Soutter
Patience & Determination = Results

How long have you been practicing?
I have been practicing Bikram Yoga consistently for about 6 months.  However "hot yoga" is something I have done inconsistently over the years.

What brought you through the front door? My good friend and fellow Falmouth Bikram yogi, Suzanne Hickey, brought me through the front door after we had a conversation about working out. I explained to her how I felt that I had hit a plateau in my efforts to get in shape both physically and mentally. She suggested I give Bikram Yoga a try given her positive experience with the practice. I went to the studio, gave it a shot, and I became hooked! Now I try to get to class as often as I can, usually 5 times a week. 

What's your favorite posture? My favorite posture is Bow Pose because I feel I have mastered it pretty well after working on my alignment and paying close attention to my form. Patience and practice add up nicely.

Bikram Yoga has taught me... Bikram Yoga has taught me how to become in tune with my body by slowing down, listening, and enabling me to make a total body, mind and spirit connection.  Most importantly, my dedicated Bikram Yoga practice has taught me how to breathe!! I feel I'm better equipped to remain calm in stressful situations. 

Outside of the studio, you can find me... Outside of the studio you can find me at my spa...Rosemary Skin Spa, a business which I recently opened in downtown Falmouth. I love working with my clients to offer them advanced skin facials and hair removal at a reasonable cost.  Besides Bikram Yoga, my hobbies are the simple things in life: spending quality time with family and friends, particularly my three adult children, my boyfriend, my mom, siblings, and my dog Gigi. 

After class must have? My after class must have is a shower first and then my favorite smoothie made with fresh fruit and Nerium Youth Factor which is a superfood and antioxidant boost powder that gives me so much energy and makes me feel great all day long!

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