Bikram Choudhury Netflix Documentary

~For Clarity~ and because one of our beloved practitioners asked … Thank you for asking.  You/your question deserve a proper response. The time available before/after class is short and never best utilized talking about these ‘troubles’.  Please read the following articles on our website under the ‘Learn’ section.  They will hopefully answer all and any questions that you may have or that you …

Know Your Unconscious Mind (‘UM’)

My UM has been ‘triggered’ 🙂 and I am researching as I am writing folks and some if this is new to me but very interesting. I share it with you as part of a focus to help all become more discerning practitioners (in the context of marketing we would be called yoga consumers  ~ brrrr shiver!!).  NO DOUBT 🙂 …

WHY I ‘WRITE’

Dear Yogi, I’ve been writing my Yoga essays since about 2 months after we started working with You lovely Yogis! When we were planning to open it never dawned on me that I would feel the need to share Yoga thoughts online; i.e. it wasn’t part of the Yoga school dream.  My first ever blog “How to be a Yoga …

WE DID IT !!!

THE SINGING BOWL WILL BE SINGING AGAIN ~ FRIDAY 21ST JUNE ~ We have been in an interesting position of late; we have had to hand certain things over ‘emotionally’; we’ve had to relax into ‘receiver’ mode for support.  Times past this would have been an extraordinarily uncomfortable position for us to be in but we knew we must just …

You are the driver…

Dear Practitioners Having received a parking ticket at Langford Friday evening for forgetting to display ‘time arrived’ (ouch!) it got me thinking on the whole parking and driving to Yoga practice thing again.  Soon we will be back at our home on Rue De Funchal and we would like to bring your kind attention to a couple of things in …

getting back to that sacred space

Excitement is starting to build… We will be starting back with our FULL SCHEDULE ~ YES! Bikram Yoga EVERYDAY! Sometimes TWICE! Because Bikram practitioners deserve to be able to practice on whatever day of the week suits YOU!  We will post a date as soon as we know ourselves.  Ormer/Aston/BSC have been working so hard to get us back home …

PLEASE HELP US. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN WATER…

There is only one solution to single use plastic: GOVERNMENT PLEASE BAN THEM. wouldn’t that just make all of our lives simpler?  In the meantime waiting for that kind of right action we are all still having to make choices about our consumption habits and/or what to do with the flow of single use plastics into our households.  Always an …

Joists. mmmmm. JOYsts… :)

We mustn’t overlook the JOYsts in our lives!!  Soon we won’t see them but we won’t have to; its enough to know they will always be there! Our new Joysts complete the solid form of our Yogasana practice room and will support our structure for a long time to come. Oh Joy! Aside from that JOY and aside from our …

Light on… YM credits :)

Hello YM Bikram Yogis We realized when one of our super kind practitioners (there are so many) came the other night very generously wanting to pay cash, even though they held credits, that a few might have misunderstood our request in December when we asked practitioners to bear with us and please freeze credits.  They had thought we meant freeze …

Christmas 2018

Hello. It is that time of year again. You know. The pause and reflect.  It has been a ‘bit of a year’ for us personally, spiritually and professionally. I truly know it has been a ‘bit of a year’ ‘cos I wrote it in Darren’s christmas card this year!! (never did before! So it must be true 🙂 ) I …

How we will roll at Langford…

Dear YM Bikram Yogi Family You have been patient and so kind to us at this difficult time and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  But we KNOW how frustrating it is if Bikram Yoga is your medicine, or your way of maintaining balance, to be without it or to have it snatched away without notice. We …

All our ‘real life’ lessons, no matter the guise they come in, when we reflect on them, and we always do, they are Yogic lessons and ultimately they all inform our practice and teaching.  I know it is not always necessary to describe indetail the emotions that one might go through at a time like this becausepeople just KNOW. I …

Without a doubt this week has been up there with one of the worst type of weeks a couple could have.  Until yesterday we thought we had lost everything in relation to the studio.  This little Yoga school, as well as being our WAY of living and actual livelihood, most know (but we realize now not everybody) it is also …

WE ARE SO GRATEFUL nobody was hurt. A number of different scenarios have played out in our heads about how this could have turned out believe us and all of them worse than this. Those scenarios aside (we will continue to envisage them and be so grateful), we are totally devastated right now and are struggling to take this in. …

THIS is the problem with Bikram Yoga

LOL.  ApPARently! There is someone out there subtly trying to undermine Bikram Yoga most likely in the hopes of building their own empire on any ruins they create! Yeah, I know. Old. Isn’t it! LOL. For a personal ‘amuse’, I thought I would randomly pick an ‘undermining’ article and finally just address.every.thing.in.it.  Yeah, I know, surely I have better things …

~ YOGA and the MATTERS of PRICING ~

YM as a business is clearly operating on a micro level.  Set up to propagate Bikram Yoga and ensure a consistent and guaranteed place of practice by 2 lovers of this Yoga for other lovers of this Yoga on a small landmass with limited population with the added hope of providing a ‘living’ for the dedicated proprietors that will enable …

Seriously!!!

1 in every 10 people in Jersey is a Yoga Instructor. OK. I am clearly jesting; but it does feel like that the last couple of years as Darren and I struggle and have an ongoing conversation about how we are going to sustain what we do in the climate we are operating in; But that is OUR worry and …

Good Things Come in 3s !!!

3 THINGS CANNOT BE HIDDEN! Is it THE SUN, THE MOON and NEW BEGINNINGS??? OR is it INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY ~and~ SUMMER SOLSTICE ~and~ FREE YM!   Yes! OF COURSE on the ‘Longest ‘International Yoga’ Day’, as always, YOU will BE OUR GUEST.  The sun will be at its highest in the sky (hopefully it will have its hat on too) and …

Mad Mat Matters II

Meandering through a dept store in London this was sticking out (see pic) from a pile of mats and it drew my attention.  It made me laugh ~ Yes! there are worse mats (no grip/bad quality) and there are thinner/thicker mats (grounding /light /bouncy /cushioning) but I always think the idea of a ‘Beginners’ Yoga ‘mat’ (which I see more …

choosing a Yoga instructor

“so there it is work it out for yourself, BE SELECTIVE, be OBJECTIVE… be an asset to the collective, as you know you gotta get a life” ~ Jazzy B You don’t learn about what it means to be a teacher on one teacher training course.  You come away with LOTS of enthusiasm for the great unknown in front of you …

Driving-Tips-4-Us-Yogis

WE SHOULD BE GRATEFUL if you’d factor this IN When you are next PLANNING your TRIP TO YM So you actually make it to CLASS ON TIME ‘Driving-Tips’ is so Yogis dodge making a crime! YM Yogis PLEASE ~ in your JOURNEY to class On the dark, wetter nights when cars travel en masse LEAVE HOME EARLY ~ no ‘speed …

There BE a dozen ways to practice for FREE at YM

🙂 read on… We have an increase in the number of people presenting in reception believing their first class at YM is free ‘taster session’; this has never been a model we used at YM. Think about it. One would not ask a restaurateur for a free sample/taster meal to see ‘if one likes it’? One would not ask one’s lawyer for a …

Trees for Life

It has long been on our mind that we need to do something to offset any negative imprint the running of our lovely studio may have on the environment.  It is part of our ethos for living; we are acutely aware of those who live around us and the impact we may have on them in the choices we make …

~ WE ARE GLAD & GRATEFUL~

THANK YOU to ALL who have kept us company this year.  Our longer term practitioners hold glad space in our hearts but more have joined that space this year than ever.  When we pause at this time of year to take stock we feel humbled by your contribution to our world and our happiness. WE ARE SO GLAD & GRATEFUL …

~ YOGA and the MATTERS of ETIQUETTE

This is another tricky but necessary post to write because some of the issues highlighted are completely avoidable if one preps for first class by reading the information on the website and observing the etiquettes. WE ARE SO GRATEFUL that the vast majority of practitioners observe them graciously. Aside from its obvious purpose 🙂 please also consider that a Yoga …

~ YOGA and the MATTER of TERMS ~

This is a TRICKY post to write because we know that the idea of ‘TERMS’ attaching to a Yoga practice for some appear to conflict with a fantasy of what a Yoga studio is (Yoga being a spiritual based practice). It is a NECESSARY post to write because the issues highlighted are completely avoidable but can be extremely unpleasant to …

A Purple Violet Magenta Rain

We Love Our New Logo.   We’ve had it a while and we just couldn’t sit on it anymore. It’s the week leading up to St Valentine’s day and we just got so excited with all the Love in the air we wanted to share it with you now. Our old logo has served us well for 4.5 years but it …

The Night Before Yogi Christmas

A’fore the night b’fore Christmas, I have something to say! I’ve been thinking of things that might lighten your day Just now! It has struck me ~ You don’t need a sleuth! Only one thing is needed and that is the TRUTH! Some Yoga, MORE Yoga, YES YOGA (its plain 🙂 ) Bikram Yoga ~ the GIFT for the fit and the sane! …