Bikram Yoga Falmouth

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

October 2017

Matt Loomis

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

Bikram Yoga Works!

"It's never too late,
It's never too bad, 
And you are never too old, or too sick to start from scratch and begin again."

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 "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." Read more

Yogi of the Month August 2017
Bill Kulis"After six months of consistently practicing Bikram Yoga, I can unequivocally state that this has been one the best forms of physical therapy I have tried. The stretching in the heat combined with the sequence of postures has relieved the pain and stiffness in my lower back and legs. Additionally, this yoga practice has allowed me to regain my normal gait." Read more

Yogi of the Month July 2017

Sarah Peters"I starting going because my body was quickly falling apart from bad genes and too many hours at a drafting table.  For about a year it would take nearly an hour for my neck and ankles to revive in the morning.  My mother has severe arthritis.  She lives in constant pain and in a hobbled state.  I knew I had to be proactive, or I’d end up just like her.  In the first class, I could barely turn my head to the side.  Lying flat on the floor was an accomplishment.  By the end of the class, which was miserable, I knew I had to keep going because I was completely loose and pain-free.  After two weeks I felt like a new person." Read more

Yogi of the Month June 2017
Michael T."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."
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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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Testimonials
Dennis McGillicuddy
My first Bikram Yoga class on January 3, 2015 was a watershed moment in my life. Bikram Yoga Falmouth (BYF) had been recommended to me by some friends, and after putting it off for about six months, I finally decided to give it a try as part of a New Year's resolution to get in better shape. As my practice has unfolded, it has indeed produced the desired effect: I feel better physically than I have in more than 20 years! However, my biggest surprise was the influence this practice has had on me beyond just physical aspects. In particular, it has opened up new interconnections between mind, body, and spirit. In the past, I had experienced such connections in pairs of two among the three: mind/body in physical exercise, and mind/spirit in my religious life. Before entering the BYF studio, my expectation was that over time the practice would begin to stimulate my ability to connect all three together – something akin to a water faucet being slowly opened up over time. I did not expect even a trickle in my first class, only that I would begin to get oriented with the faucet itself. In fact, what I experienced was that the faucet opened freely, with the mind/body/spirit connection flowing naturally and in abundance! Ever since then, the seemingly boundless opportunity for personal growth that this Yoga presents has kept me coming back as often as I can, enriching my life outside the studio in ways I never could have imagined.
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Patti Gardiner
Never in a million years would I have even thought of doing yoga! "Stretching" didn't sound like a real workout to me! But ever since my aunt Susan walked me through your doors, my perception has changed in many ways...including a more positive outlook on life!  Can't thank you all enough for helping me to "stretch" my possibilities!  You are all AMAZING and an inspiration to continue the "yoga journey."
I love every sweaty moment!    Sincerely, Patti Gardiner
Mary Grauerholz
When I herniated two spinal discs on a very difficult mountain climb about 15 years ago, I realized how critically important it was for me to maintain a strong, healthy core and upper body. While Pilates was my first step in healing my injury, Bikram Yoga Falmouth (BYF) has come to play a very large, hand-in-hand role. I had tried Bikram Yoga years ago in two other locations (Virginia and Florida) and didn’t like the intense teaching style. When BYF came to town, I reluctantly gave it one more try. It took awhile for me to acclimate to the classes, but I stuck with it. Before long, I found that the unique combination of stretching, strengthening, and – yes! – the sweating, did amazing things for my physical, mental, and spiritual health (especially in these long, dark Cape Cod winters). It also synchs perfectly with my Pilates practice and other types of training. Every BYF instructor I’ve had has been kind, encouraging, and wonderfully instructive and wise. BYF is an important part of my life and a wonderful addition to our town! – Mary G.