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Bikram 90 Minute


This class is taught by:

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.

Shelley Some


Meet Shelley . . .

Certified: 2006
Started Teaching at BYCK: 2007

 

After many hamstring injuries, torn calf muscles and weakened knees from years of running, I knew I needed to find an activity that would enable me to get a strong cardio workout without creating high impact on my body.

 

I started my Bikram Yoga journey in Colorado. I took my first class reluctantly, as I hadn’t been very impressed with other yoga classes I had taken, nor did I think of myself as the "yoga type." By the end of my first class, my reluctance had melted away, and I knew immediately that I had found what I had been looking for. After my first week, I knew I was hooked. I recognized immediately that the specific health benefits that would be long lasting. Having done most every form of exercise out there, I knew this was one I would and could continue to do forever." The next six months of practicing, with Grace Tung as my main instructor and true inspiration, led me to the realization that I needed to become a Bikram Yoga Teacher to enable others to find what I had found. It was this realization that brought me to the Bikram Yoga Training in the Spring of 2006. I am thrilled to be able to have the opportunity to teach, as well as witness the transformations in my students that I recognized in myself through the practice of Bikram Yoga.

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.

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.

With a regular practice, you will experience some of these many benefits:

• Increase in strength and muscle tone
• Increase in flexibility of the spine and whole body
• Increase in endurance
• Increase in energy and vitality
• Improved quality of breathing
• Better circulation
• Healthier joints
• Stronger immune system
• Weight loss or weight gain by helping to regulate your metabolic rate
• Reduced blood pressure
• Better posture
• Better balance (in your BODY and in your BRAIN)
• Reduction in stress
• Improved concentration and focus
• Reduction in the symptoms of many chronic diseases

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 17 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Denise Cohen
  • Tue Oct 17 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Susan Heuckroth
  • Wed Oct 18 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Shelley Some
  • Wed Oct 18 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Susan Heuckroth
  • Thu Oct 19 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Denise Cohen
  • Thu Oct 19 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Susan Heuckroth
  • Fri Oct 20 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Jessie Rodriguez
  • Fri Oct 20 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Angelo Delli Santi
  • Sat Oct 21 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Susan Heuckroth
  • Sat Oct 21 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Angelo Delli Santi
  • Sun Oct 22 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Shelley Some
  • Sun Oct 22 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Stacie Ramsey
  • Mon Oct 23 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Denise N Nann
  • Mon Oct 23 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Susan Heuckroth
  • Tue Oct 24 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Stacie Ramsey
  • Tue Oct 24 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Denise Cohen
  • Wed Oct 25 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Stacie Ramsey
  • Wed Oct 25 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Susan Heuckroth
  • Thu Oct 26 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Stacie Ramsey
  • Thu Oct 26 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Denise Cohen