Greetings from BYGVNC in our New Year -- 2016! As a studio we ended 2015 with a bang and have begun 2016 in a strong, authentic, loving and beautiful manner. Our studio room is full and our hallways and lobby have been filled with smiles, hugs, sometimes tears, and the understanding that as a collective group we can better both ourselves and others in the ways we desire.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as I experimented with our schedule at the end of 2015. Through those months I enjoyed the conversations that came from it. I have loved hearing why you love the 26&2, why you fell in love with the practice, why you practice at our studio. I very much enjoyed our conversations about scheduling and support and how a practice changes with us, just as we always change.
At the ROOT of these conversations and the deep gratitude we have for the Traditional Bikram series, many in our community have felt their practice diminishing. You, like me, have enjoyed experimenting with our other classes on the schedule. You, like me, see value in these offerings. At the same time, you, like me, don't feel the way you did when you began. Many of you have been practicing for over 10 years and our bodies are not the same, our commitments are not the same, the time we spend in the hot room is not the same. I believe all of us fight for the hunger for the yoga we once had and when we get that glimpse, it supports our continued practice of dedication and discipline.
At the same time these conversations were taking place I was welcoming a new group of clientele to our studio that have started to flock in our direction with the addition of Inferno Hot Pilates! Welcome to our studio or welcome back for the first time in a long time!
With the addition of a new modality to our studio and an expansion of our Golden Hour Class so much has come up for me. What does change mean?
I can tell you, I believe these statements that are seemingly EVERYWHERE to be wrong:
Lose 10 pounds in 3 days with this revolutionary new drink.
This will melt away your fat and get rid of your appetite for good.
Take this pill and it will block all the carbs you eat from being absorbed.
In just 2.5 hours a week you can make a 7 figure income while you sleep.
8 steps to get the guy of your dreams to do anything you want him to do.
This is where we have come to as a world? The illusions are around every corner. I really do feel the tide changing in many ways of what people will tolerate. At some point the noise begins to get so loud, you have to take a step back to look at what is in front of you. It pulls you back to sensation. Into knowing. Into heart. Into gut. You learn to listen to your body. So you can say with confidence, that doesn't make sense to me. That doesn't feel right to me. You lied. That is not true. Not for me.
That reminds you.
You know what is real and true for you.
As your studio owner and teacher, I have a confession--NOTHING, and I mean nothing, can replace our 90 minute class, made of the 26&2. There is a magic and a therapeutic medicine for your mind, body, and soul in this series, and it cannot be replicated.
I believe in the concept of AND and I believe in supporting your practice with other classes and mindful movements. I cannot tell you what is right for you, but I can provide a space and options in which you can explore what is right for you. I can provide both myself and a knowledgable staff that will help you walk through the steps so you can achieve the goals and dreams you have for this year, YOUR year.
Please take a look at our 2016 schedule that I expect to remain this way thru June. Take advantage of our January specials that have become a tradition and if you fancy, join us in an already started 30 day commitment to your 90 minutes series. If you are unable to make that
commitment, I encourage you to read my words about the Challenge and how I believe that even a concentrated effort of a few will benefit us as a whole.
May 2016 bring YOU everything YOU desire. When things get challenging, and they generally do, lean in. Listen. Listen to the whispering that reminds you, you know what your body needs. The more you listen to your body, the more your body will give back.
I look forward to helping you along the way! Join me in embracing AND!
Kelly Schrader, Owner and Yogini
Bikram Yoga Grass Valley / Nevada City
Annual Annual Sale
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Our 2016 Schedule
Stock up on your yoga essentials!
Down and Dirty -- Back to our Roots
Practice 30, 90 minute classes in January!
As you look at our 2016 schedule you will see that we have more 90 minute classes on our schedule than any other, you will see we offer a morning and evening Bikram Traditional Class EVERY day Monday thru Friday (Please note we have added a 90 minute 6pm class on Friday). Additionally, we are now offering this class at 10am on the weekends due to demand and requests that have come forward.
As we have headed into the new year, Vanessa, some of your fellow students and myself have decided to ROOT ourselves in the yumminess that only the 90 minute series can bring you. It's our first ever, Dirty Thirty yoga challenge. Why have I embarked on this? I want to be grounded. I want to remember why I started this crazy-yoga life. I want to demonstrate how much I believe in this series. I am so glad that a handful of our yogis have joined me. When you believe in something, when you give effort to something, especially when it is sacred, it gives back 10-fold. This I know to be true, watching it and feeling is only a stronger demonstration of this.
I challenge you to take 30, 90 Minute Traditional Bikram Classes in the month of January. ROOT yourself in the dedication and discipline of taking care of yourself so that you support the life you live in a stronger fashion.
We began this Challenge on the first, but you can still join us through the end of the weekend and practice 30 consecutive days! You can sign-up at the front desk today!
Studio Etiquette Reminders
Please be on time to class. Class will begin at the scheduled time and once the teacher enters the studio space we will not be allowing students to enter late. We will be honoring the group environment and the efforts of those that make being on time a priority.
It is important to honor silence once in the studio room. For many of our students it is the only time they are alone all day and they look forward to the mediation time. Thank you for respecting your fellow students!