Bikram Yoga Falmouth

is a local, independent,

woman owned and operated Hot Yoga Studio.  We are not and never will be franchised.

Yogi of the Month

June 2017

Michael T.

Bikram Yoga Falmouth

180 Teaticket Highway | East Falmouth, Ma | 508-540-0089 | bikramyogafalmouth@gmail.com

I first discovered yoga when I was 16. I practiced a different few styles before realizing that the heat was an element I loved. Besides tapping into mental strength, the physical workout I received was awesome. I love a good sweat and could see improvements in the strength I was gaining. I took a little break in my practice before noticing Bikram Yoga Falmouth. I have been practicing at BYF for almost a year and a half.

What brought you to Bikram Yoga? One day I noticed a sign out front of the plaza where Bikram Yoga Falmouth is located saying “hot yoga” and was immediately curious. I thought it sounded amazing, but wasn't sure what exactly what Bikram Yoga was all about. I decided to start going to yoga again on the regular. I committed to taking the 6am class for my first session because I knew if I could get myself in the door that early, I could get myself in the door at any time and it would make it a lot easier to go. I bought a membership my first day at BYF. Bikram Yoga freaked me out at first honestly; doing the same posture over and over again was strange to me because with the hot yoga I practiced before, every class was different. But I learned that the sequence works out every single muscle and joint in your body. And that’s the main reason I keep coming back. I love the strength Bikram Yoga gives you, both mentally and physically.

My favorite posture in the sequence is Camel. It always opens up my chest and makes me feel refreshed afterwards.

Bikram Yoga has taught me a lot. When I first walked in, it was hotter than any yoga I had done before. I couldn't ever pay attention to what the instructor was saying because I was wondering if I was getting enough air during class. As I kept coming back, I learned to tolerate the heat, increasing my mental discipline.  Which in turn helps me focus more on the instructor, my breath, and the movements, in essence, learing to focus on the present moment. Practicing Bikram Yoga has taught me that even the slightest little adjustment in a posture could stretch a muscle you may have never stretched. It taught me form is much more important than depth and that in doing the posture correctly, you can get so many more benefits.

Outside of the studio, my interests are grounded in creating a better world through our everyday choices. I try and promote as much healthiness as possible. I am raw vegan and enjoy sharing the knowledge that I have with others. I know that purchasing conventional foods promotes the destruction of this world as more GMOs are created and more pesticides are used. If nobody bought GMOs or poisonous foods, these large companies would go out of business! Buying only organic is the first step in creating a better world. The way I see it is simple: what’s more expensive, medical bills or buying organic produce? Not only will you feel better, but you will promote the restoration of this world.

After class, I always have a 2oz shot of wheatgrass juice, a 2oz shot of aloe water, and a protein smoothie. Rehydration is key!


Yogi of the Month May 2017

Marian Lans "Bikram Yoga has taught me that I really can do things that I never dreamed I’d be able to do. During my first months of practicing, I never thought I would be able to do Camel Posture. Now it’s one of my favorites. It’s also taught me that age doesn’t matter if you really want to do something. Right now, I’m trying to apply these realizations to my desire to learn to roller skate. It should be fun!
     Lastly, I learned how healing this yoga can be. When I started practicing, I was seeing a neurologist for injections to my neck. I had frozen shoulder and spinal stenosis. After only a month of Bikram Yoga my doctor could not believe the improvement in my mobility and said that he was there if I ever needed him again. I haven’t needed him again and never had another injection
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Yogi of the Month April 2017

David Connors  "Today, the reasons for continuing this practice are complex and I may not find the right words.  It is related to the quest for a more meaningful existence and how a practice fits into that.  For me, it is learning by a process that starts with thoughts and concepts but, then, has to transcend into direct experience.  Meditation and Bikram are practices that foster that transcendence.  For the first time in my life, I have been able to consciously experience what some people call a higher vibrational energy, or Chi, or the Holy Spirit.  To do something that brings health to your body and aids your emotional and spiritual growth is really cool and special." Read more

Yogi of the Month March  2017
Susan Kelley  "
Suffering brought me to Bikram Yoga.  I had been experiencing debilitating stiffness in all joints. I tried swimming and other styles of yoga. The heat, the simple (not to be confused with easy) 26 poses, and the unchanging sequence of the postures all worked best for me. Then I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Through anti-inflammatory diet and Bikram Yoga, I manage my RA without medication. Flexibility and balance still elude me but I have no pain. I believe this yoga has saved my life." 
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Yogi of the Month February  2017

Bob Crowley  "I have been pretty active my whole life. About five years ago, I started having knee problems and could no longer run. I knew I needed to find a replacement activity, something that would still be a challenge but a little more gentle on my joints. I was driving by one day and happened to notice the studio, and that was it. This is the first type of yoga I ever tried!  Now I practice at least three times a week. I believe this yoga helps me function better day to day."  Read more

Yogi of the Month January 2016
Lisa Kelliher 
"I have found that the path of yoga is so complementary to the path of recovery from addiction. Bikram Yoga has taught me to have less judgement toward myself and others. It has enhanced the "pause" button in situations that happen outside the studio. This discipline has helped me to be present in the moment and to let go of things beyond my control. It is teaching me to be where my feet are. I cannot say enough good things about this practice."
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Yogi of the Month November 2016
Dennis McGillicuddy
"Prior to Bikram Yoga, I had felt the mind/body connection in various forms of exercise, and I had felt the mind/spirit connection in my religious life.  The hot room is the one place where I have felt all three unite, and I cherish that unity."
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