• Alex Cuervo
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    Alex started practicing hatha yoga in '97 and stumbled upon Bikram yoga in 2001. After years of back and forth, love and hate with the Bikram series she finally realized that it gave her the structure and discipline she required in her life, mentally, physically, emotionally. After 3 years of a regular Bikram practice she graduated teacher training in Spring 2011 and has been teaching steadily ever since. She has taught in numerous Bikram yoga studios around the country including in NY, CA, TX. Alex has also competed in 4 NY Regional and National Yoga Asana Championships. Alex’s goal as a teacher is to motivate students to push themselves past mental and pre-conceived barriers and be rewarded with newfound abilities. Through consistent practice students can discover the joy of reclaiming one’s own body. When she’s not teaching and sweating it out in her own yoga practice Alex is in Brooklyn cooking with her husband, walking her dog, or making drawings.
  • Karmen Guy
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    Hello everybody! I have been practicing Bikram yoga since 2007. After teacher training in San Diego, 2010, I started teaching in San Diego, CA. I then began my journey as a traveling teacher all over the world, from Mexico, Argentina, Latvia, Finland and Spain. Currently I’m happy to be back home in NYC teaching. For me, yoga is hygiene. It is as necessary as showering or brushing your teeth. It is cleansing inside and out, mind, body & soul. Yoga is everything; it is life. It should be taught in schools. It is preventative medicine/health care. The beauty and magic of yoga is that anyone can do it, any age and any physical body condition. It will enhance your life, give you more energy, inner strength, will power, determination and at the same time fine-tune your body. This is why I continue to practice yoga regularly. It’s also why I teach and why I have such a passion to spread this miraculous practice. It can and will (if you put your mind to it) change your life. ~namaste~
  • Natalie Jones
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    Natalie started practicing yoga a week before her 21st birthday in Burlington, VT. From the moment the sweat dropped onto her mat she was hooked. Prior to that she had struggled to discover a physical activity that bettered her overall health, and at that point in her life she could easily see herself heading down a toxic path. After that first encounter on January 18th, 2006, everything changed. She was determined to unlock the mysteries of her body and her mind, and to lock the knee! It took her three years after starting her practice to realize she wanted to become a yoga teacher. Then almost three more years to make that dream come true. Natalie finished her Bikram yoga training in November, 2011, but her journey as a student and teacher of yoga has only just begun. Yoga continues to inspire her and challenge her to grow in countless ways. Sharing this experience with her students continues to be one of the greatest joys in her life. She believes through movement of the body via yoga we can heal our bodies, minds and spirits, and experience a much more profound level of health and vitality. It is her goal to help people discover the capability and potential of their bodies one breath, one posture, one yoga class at a time.
  • Claire Barrett
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    Claire started a regular practice at BYPS on Flatbush Avenue in 2010, then moved to the South Slope studio. Her entire life changed on the floor of 15th st, looking into those mirrors, and a little part of her always knew she would someday become a teacher. She left her job as a fashion designer and went to the Fall 2013 Teacher Training in LA, and hasn’t looked back. Teaching is the most amazing job on the planet!
  • Mark Farr
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    I began practicing Bikram Yoga eleven years ago in hopes of balancing out the stress, over-stimulation and isolation of life in the big, bad, beautiful City. Also, after several years of desk jobs, my hips were frozen to the point that I couldn’t even go for a run. So: Bikram Yoga. I loved it immediately, because the physically and mentally rigorous practice allowed me to engage in meaningful work, on all levels. One of the hot room’s gifts was the calmness I needed to listen for my inner voice. In those 90-minutes, my surface personality, with its concerns about appearance and worries about daily problems and challenges, stepped aside and my core-self emerged, whispering “I can, I can, I can, I can, I must. I have no choice. I can.” Also, after eleven years of serious practice, all of my joints are flexible, fluid and easy, and my hips work like butter. When not in the hot room I'm a writer of horror stories with several projects in the works, I promise. Thanks for asking!