Beginning in 2016 we are going to take our monthly donations in a new direction. We have decided that one of the ways we can support the larger Missoula community is by supporting the people in the BYM community. We are always excited to thank and recognize the fantastic things accomplished by the members of our yoga family.
......Shhhh, it's a SECRET
This month we will have the special pleasure of putting together a gift basket for Jess and her new baby who will be arriving this month. We know that many of you are eager to show Jess and her family some love and we think that this might be the perfect way. You can donate via cash, check, gift card, or specific gift - anything you want! - but remember that it's a secret. Simply come up to the desk and say that you have something for the February donation we'll make sure it gets to her.
(Or, Let's Dump the Plastic)
Here at BYM we try to be conscientious about how our actions affect the world outside the studio. In an effort to align our beliefs with our actions, we're going to begin to cut down on the amount of plastic being sold by cutting back on selling
Smart Water. Our plan is to rent out reusable water bottles for $2.50 and we're hoping that some of you might donate your extra water bottles.
Also, we have a lot of water bottles in the lost and found. If you've been looking for one, come and check in with us sooner than later. At the end of the month we will be taking the unclaimed water bottles to use for rent.
Notice a New Hum?
If you notice a new hum when you enter the hot room, look around and check out the new humidifiers. These new, fancy humidifiers are stronger and smarter than the old ones; they even allow us to turn them on long before class so that we can
ensure that the room is up to par when you get there - even at 6:30 am!
This month we will have two visiting teachers at the studio. Don will be back from February 15-22 and Montana will be with us from February 10 through the end of the month. Let's show them the BYM love!
Don is back!
Don was born in Missoula and graduated from Columbia Falls HS a long time ago. :) He went through his yoga teacher training in 2007 in Hawaii. He has been fortunate to teach yoga around the world, but of course he loves teaching in Missoula the BEST!!
Meet Montana Umbel!
Here's a word from Montana:
In summer of 2012, I started practicing Bikram. I had never done yoga before, not ever. Touching my toes seemed harder than running 10 miles. My first class was in Fort Worth, TX and I will never forget that class . . . something changed for me. Despite struggling through every posture, I knew I had found something that felt so right.
It was never my plan to go to teacher training. I felt like I just awoke and said, "Ok, this is what I am going to do! Now!" At the time, I was pursuing a second degree in Nursing. I decided to leave nursing school and go to Spring Teacher Training, 2013. One of the BEST decisions of my life! I love teaching and if, in any way, I am helping make someone's life better, I am happy. I hope Bikram yoga moves people the same way it moved me. My practice has helped me connect with my body, both physically and emotionally.
You do not have to be the most flexible or the strongest person in the room. Every class is a success as long as you try, accept who you are in mirror, and do what you came in that room to do for 90 minutes. It is hot, it is hard but the physical and emotional benefits will show in unique and amazing ways that maybe one never thought possible.
The practice of yoga is a journey not a destination. Be grateful to yourself and your body. All you have to do is try the right way.
Core 40 Workshop
On Saturday, February 28, we will offer a 2 ½ - 3 hour workshop class that will explore the details of the postures and movements in the Core 40 class. Although it shares the same postures as the 26 +2 series, there are important (and obvious!) differences. Come learn the reasons for the differences. The cost is $25. Sign up at the front desk.
Yoga and Reiki for Charity
Bikram Yoga Missoula and the Inner Peace Reiki community invite you to join us for a fusion of Reiki and Yoga on
Saturday March 5
. This will be a donation class and your generous donations will go to
Watson Children's Shelter
Through our Bikram Yoga practice, we aim to bring balance and wellness by harmonizing the body, mind and breath. This is facilitated through a series of 26 body postures, breathing techniques and meditation. We hope to enhance your practice by integrating a slightly modified version of the 26 postures with a 'hands on' Reiki experience to further harmonize your body, mind, and life force energy.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by channeling energy through the "laying on of hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy." Reiki has been described as an "energy massage" because it aims to restore an unimpeded flow of life energy.
Please join us in conjunction with the Inner Peace Reiki community who will be donating their time to this charitable event. We look forward to providing this fusion of Yoga and Reiki for an enjoyable and beneficial experience! Registration and class size will be limited; please sign up at the front desk. We will provide further details upon registration.
Foundation Training Workshop
Saturday, April 23rd, 12-5pm
Stay posted for more details as we get closer, but if you want to know more about chronic pain and the Foundation philosophy, check out the Foundation website
. Or, you can listen to their TED talk