Student Testimonials


Of course a bunch of yoga teachers are going to tell you that yoga is totally awesome and life-changing. But you don’t have to take our word for it! Check out these testimonials that we’ve collected from our members. Every student has their own story of how they started yoga and how it’s affected their life. Come practice with us and help us write your yoga story!


Carol G. (September 2017)

“Since I’m closer to 70 than I am to 60, and I’ve only practiced hot yoga for less than half a year, NONE of my poses look the way the pose is suppose to look. (Except lying down on the mat -I’ve nailed that position!) However I AM doing them properly for me and, yep, my back doesn’t hurt. Yup, sleep is improved. Yup, my blood pressure is great. And yup, my practice is, very slowly, improving!” Read more…


Dan B. (July 2017)

“Following a very serious leg injury requiring three operations and years of physical therapy, I still needed something to help both my body and my mind to heal. The changes have been amazing and the work, while hard, somehow keeps drawing me back to the hot room. I used to describe my trying to get into bow pose as an octopus having a seizure. Having recently seen a picture of myself in bow, I keep wondering who exactly that person is.” Read more…


Jen C. (May 2017)

“Before my diagnosis/complications with Lyme, I took part in half-ironman and ultra running races and attribute yoga to my successful 7 year run without injury. Post-Lyme, I attribute consistent yoga (Bikram especially for the heat benefits) as being an important part of keeping my disease in a state of remission.” Read more…


Corey (April 2017)

“Every winter I have some time off as a commercial fisherman and fish dealer. Staying healthy and fit is crucial, not only in preparing for next fishing season, but also as I get older. I tend to try something new every winter, but I always felt like something was missing, like I still hadn’t found “my thing” outside of work.” Read more…


Shirley (February 2017)

“I used to spin 2-3 times a week and lifted weights in between. Ironically my joints started aching most of the time. Despite all of the cardio, I was still feeling stressed out and the election had only intensified my angst! After an unpleasant exchange at the gym I felt less inclined to go, and I figured that I had nothing to lose in experimenting with Bikram yoga.” Read more…


Kathy (January 2017)

“ I had done yoga before and heard good things about Bikram yoga so I was excited to give it a try. Unfortunately, I had a setback with my health and couldn’t attend the class. I have periods where I experience peripheral neuropathy caused by an auto immune disorder, and I was on crutches and a cane for about six weeks. After I received the o.k. from my doctor, I decided to give Bikram yoga another chance and started on January 1, 2016!” Read more…


Sandy (October 2016)

“During my first class, I walked in with an acute foot problem called plantar fasciitis. I had just come off of a 30 day medication series that helped a little. I was told that the next step would be injections or surgery. Because of yoga I no longer need surgery or injections and am very thankful for that..” Read more…


Satomi (September 2016)

“When I first walked into the yoga studio, I had braces around my back and was feeling miserable. I had herniated disc surgery about 2 years ago which stopped me from being active and playing sports, and my back had gotten even tighter and more painful after a long flight earlier this year. I was using a heating pad every day to loosen my back muscles. In January I drove by East Bay Bikram Yoga and saw the “HOT YOGA” letters on the window. That gave me an idea for loosening up my back and I decided to give it a try.” Read more…


Stacy (July 2016)

“A few months ago before starting yoga, I was out of shape, battling depression and anxiety, was dealing with the death of my cousin who passed away at a very young age, and was dealing with a shoulder problem that I had for nine years. I couldn’t lift my arm above my head, or even hold a can of soup in my hand, and was weeks away from scheduled surgery. I was going to school for Psychology, but because I was depressed and with the pain in my shoulder everyday, it was easier for me to do nothing then to motivate myself to work hard.” Read more…


Mary (June 2016)

“On the day I walked into East Bay Bikram Yoga, I was feeling pretty hopeless. I had been out of work for two weeks, was at my highest weight since my pregnancies with my two daughters (who are now 5 and 6), and was facing a long fight to reclaim my life. I was exhausted, confused, and in pain due to Chronic Lyme Disease.

“Through research, I learned that the bacteria that causes Lyme hates heat and oxygen, and that Lyme patients need to detoxify their bodies often. With this information, I decided to give Bikram a try.” Read more…