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Bikram 1 Hour


This class is taught by:

Jessie Rodriguez

I was introduced to Bikram Yoga in 2006 by a colleague after a plantar fascia injury. She conveyed her personal BY experience to me, and mentioned that I wouldn’t be able to take a class more than once a week. After recuperating from plantar fasciitis from years of running, I was up for the challenge. During my intro week I made it to class no less than three times. Soon thereafter, I purchased my first of many unlimited monthly package and only took off on Sundays. Needless to say, I was hooked. A few months later I attended the 2007 Bikram Yoga Teacher Spring Training in Hawaii and became a certified BY teacher. Today I enjoy practicing as often as I can, including visiting different studios while traveling for work or on vacation.

Susan Heuckroth


Meet Susan . . .

Certified: Spring 2010 Las Vegas, NV


Originally from Chicago, I moved to the East Coast in the mid-90s. With a degree in Materials Management from Bloomfield College, I worked for 15 years for Pfizer.

 

I started practicing Bikram Yoga in March 2009 and was immediately hooked! Inspired by my discovery of Bikram Yoga, I immediately started and successfully completed a 30-Day Challenge. Suddenly, my life took on a whole new meaning. One year later, I decided to attend Teacher Training and graduated in June 2010. Practicing Bikram Yoga is one of the nicest and most rewarding things you'll ever do for yourself!

 

I continue to practice at least 3-4 days a week, and find that a consistent practice makes me a better teacher, and teaching makes me a better student. I am honored to be a part of the Bikram Yoga Cedar Knolls community.

Stacie Ramsey


Meet Stacie . . .

Certified: 2003
Started Teaching at BYCK: 2007

 

I have been practicing various styles of yoga since 1995 and have been teaching yoga since 2001. In 2002, I discovered Bikram Yoga while in Aspen and knew immediately that I wanted to teach it. I left my corporate job in the telecommunications industry in 2002, and in the spring of 2003, I became a certified Bikram Yoga instructor. I now teach full-time.

 

As a lover of outdoor activities like hiking, sailing and horseback riding and of sports like racquetball, scuba diving, and skiing, I quickly resonated with Bikram’s athletic style of yoga and its therapeutic benefits. I knew this was a style of yoga I could do well into old age and that it would extend my ability to enjoy the activities and sports that I love. In fact, since starting my practice of Bikram Yoga, I have not had any of the painful knee problems I used to continuously experience.

 

I am passionate about yoga and sharing with others its profound effect on mind, body and spirit. I emphasize the fundamentals of breath, body awareness, and emotional balance, as well as being present, quieting the mind, letting go of judgments and overcoming self-imposed limits. One of my most fulfilling moments as a teacher is when eager students come together in a synergistic fashion and discover something new about themselves.

Bikram Yoga is a demanding series of 26 specific postures and 2 breathing exercises suitable for all ages and levels of ability. The series is designed to work the entire body in 90 minutes. The specific sequence of postures works synergistically and cumulatively, each posture preparing the body for the next. This helps undo some of the damage from sedentary lifestyles, high-impact activities such as running and aerobics and the normal deterioration that comes with age, helping return the body to a more balanced state of health.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 18 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Jessie Rodriguez
  • Tue Dec 19 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Susan Heuckroth
  • Fri Dec 22 5:45 am - 6:45 am with Susan Heuckroth
  • Sat Dec 23 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Stacie Ramsey
  • Tue Dec 26 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Susan Heuckroth
  • Thu Dec 28 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Heuckroth
  • Fri Dec 29 5:45 am - 6:45 am with Susan Heuckroth
  • Sat Dec 30 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jennifer DiPrimo
  • Fri Jan 05 5:45 am - 6:45 am with Susan Heuckroth
  • Fri Jan 12 5:45 am - 6:45 am with Susan Heuckroth
  • Fri Jan 19 5:45 am - 6:45 am with Susan Heuckroth