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"If you follow my unique yoga sequence to the best of your ability, you will live a better, healthier, and more peaceful life. A life that's in balance, and most likely a longer life as well. Your attitude--your entire outlook--will improve radically along with your body and mind. That's what happens when you tap into the incredible potential of yoga."
~ Bikram Choudhury ~

October Newsletter




Hello from Kelly

In this Newsletter:
Back to Yoga-School Specials!
Craig Villani Special Classes and Weekend Schedule
We are having a Fall Group Cleanse! Nov 3 - Nov 23
Halloween at BYGVNC -- A studio tradition!
Karma Class -- Barbara Schmidt Millar Fund
Shiny Happy Yogi -- Cynthia McCoy

Over the past couple of weeks I have written to you about specials and our upcoming Craig Villani seminar. This week is our traditional newsletter, PACKED with Back-to-Yoga-School specials, our upcoming weekend schedule, the start of our Fall Group cleanse, and much more! Check it out. Stay informed!

With everything our studio has to offer, let BYGVNC be your health sanctuary, where you come to take care of YOU!

As a studio owner and integrative nutritionist, I have grown to understand and see that the seasons also bring personal cycles. October is often 'get back on track' month, after we've taken September to recover from our spirited summer adventures. We start to prepare for both the joy and responsibilities of the holidays, just around the corner. Suddenly the social festivities, family commitments, abundant foods, and all the to-do lists can distract us from our health goals and general routine. Very often, we decide we'll just indulge for the time being and start over in January.

Kelly SchraderAs someone who has taken this attitude in the past and watched countless others do so as well, I can tell you it is only self-defeating. YOU are going to be a different person at the end of the next three months, and ONLY YOU can decide whether that will be a better or worse version of your present self. YOU can be someone who has taken care of yourself, with energy and optimism for the holidays, starting the new year's goals with a strong foundation - or you can be someone who falls farther from your goals, trying to start over but with even farther to go. We've all taken the latter road enough years to know it's the harder one.

My intention is that you be true to yourself over the next three months. Ask yourself, "Who and what do I want to be at the end of the year?" Stand firm. Do not postpone your dreams for YOU or YOUR wishes - start today! Both myself and our staff are here for you every step of the way.

Lots of hugs and namastes,

Kelly Schrader, Owner and Yogini
Bikram Yoga Grass Valley / Nevada City

Back to Yoga-School Specials!
There is something for everyone! THREE specials! Awesome deals! Supplies are limited! Take advantage of these deals while they are available!

WELCOME BACK, an unlimited month of yoga for $59: If you have not been to our studio within a calendar year and have already taken advantage of our Introductory offer, you are eligible to take advantage of this! Basically we miss you, you miss us, together we will practice again! Yeah!

Click here to take advantage of the Welcome Back offer!

AUTO-BILL LUV, join our auto-bill membership and your first month is only $59: It's a great time to commit to our BYGVNC membership! $59 for your first month and $99 a month for the remainder of the 6 month commitment. Your package includes unlimited yoga and 20% off all retail and events. Join in the auto-bill LUV today!

Click here to take advantage of the Auto-bill LUV offer!

OCTOBER FLASH CARD SALE, only 10 available of each, no exceptions, we always play fair:

  • Buy 30 classes for $510 and get 20 classes FREE ($10 a class) Click Here!
  • Buy 20 classes for $340 and get 10 classes FREE ($11 a class) Click Here!
  • Buy 15 classes for $255 and get 5 classes FREE ($12 a class) Click Here!


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Craig Villani is coming to BYGVNC!
For the past month we have been announcing Craig Villani's Master Class for students as well as an amended schedule the weekend of October 17-19. Craig is coming to conduct a teachers seminar (Yes, we as a staff and teachers need bonding time to learn and stuff, so we can share it with all of your beautiful, shining, happy, faces!). Please see below for the schedule changes as well as opportunities to take Craig's class while he is visiting us.


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Fall Group Cleanse

Life is always better when you feel and look good! Join your fellow yogis and nourish yourself this fall season!

Email me and I will answer any and all questions you might have about this cleanse and whether it's the right time and method for your personal health and goals.  

You can sign-up at the front desk or by clicking here.

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Halloween at BYGVNC

Join us in one of our oldest BYGVNC traditions!

Please join us in your suitable getup and have a blast! We will have spooky (and healthy) treats for all!

October Karma Class

Barbara Schmidt Millar Fund, EVERY Tuesday evening at 6pm

We all come to the yoga mat for different reasons, and we all get so much more from the experience than we intend to receive. Some of us come to heal injuries we have endured or seek relief from pain, and for some it is a quiet sanctuary where we can focus on ourselves. For some it is the community, and for everyone it is connection and acceptance.

I came to the yoga mat on a friend's suggestion when I moved home from the East Coast to spend time with my mother while she battled breast cancer. I am forever grateful for her life-changing suggestion. At the time it was a place where I could let go of the sadness and negativity of my family's situation - even for only 90 minutes - and focus on my health and the strength to get through. Every single day I watched my mother fight for her life and every single day I brought myself to the yoga room for better or worse. Coming to Bikram, day in and day out, I learned that by taking care of myself I am much more equipped to take care of others.

In honor of my mother and the inspiration and support she has given me, we are raising funds for the Barbara Schmidt Millar Fund that supports local breast cancer research and services. Additionally, if you are a currently undergoing treatment for cancer or if you are a cancer survivor of any kind, yoga is on me this month! Let us know at the front desk and we can discuss details. I am inspired by your dedication to your yoga, especially in either the face or wake of cancer.

Shiny Happy Yogi
Our Student of the Month: Cynthia McCoy

We're all about celebrating our students here at BYGVNC, and what better way than to feature one of you each month. Many of you have inspiring stories about how you found Bikram Yoga and the positive changes it has brought to your life, and we're excited to share them here as motivation for all.

Q: How long have you been practicing?
C: Close to 5 years.

Q: How often do you practice a week?
C: just finished the challenge and was able to stay on track to get 4 classes in per week...I'm hoping to maintain that discipline.

Q: What is your favorite pose?
C: My favorite pose  is Dandayamana-Dhanurasana or Standing Bow Pulling pose...it's so pretty!

Q: Where do you spend your time when you are not at the studio?
C: I spend most of my time with 2 awesome little ladies who know me as Mommy.

Q: What do you love?
C: I love my husband, family, friends, good food, good times, yoga, music, anything outdoors, especially if it's near a large body of water...the list is endless

Q: What advice would you give a first-timer?
C: Come back...don't quit after the first class.

Q: Who's someone in your life you'd love to see join you in the room and why?
C: I have way too many people in my life that I'd love to see join me in the hot room. I think they would all benefit from 60-90 minutes of personal time where nothing outside the room matters...I think we all need to check out from our crazy busy lives for a little bit each day.

Q: What is your favorite quote?
C: "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough" -Mae West

Q: Say one nice thing about the person who first told you about Bikram Yoga.
C: Nolan, you are an amazing friend for telling me to check out Bikram! I can't thank you enough!

Q: Do you have any yoga goals for the future?
C: Maintain a consistent practice...no more sporadic visits to the studio!

I don't think I can find the words to express just how much I enjoy Bikram and all of the benefits I've received. It's definitely something I love and one of my top 5 favorite things to do. I know that my family appreciates it too...apparently I can get pretty grouchy when I don't practice consistently. I love the fact that I get 60-90 minutes of uninterrupted "me time" the minute I walk in the room and close the door behind me. I really feel that it helps balance my crazy busy life and that it helps ground me.



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