Gerdette, Studio Director
I took my first Bikram class around 8 years ago and instantly recognized the benefits of this practice, both physical and mental. Having worked as fitness professional for nearly a decade, I’ve coached and trained in a variety of fitness disciplines. However nothing quite compared to the Bikram series of poses!
In 2011, I became certified as a Bikram yoga teacher and took over as the studio owner in 2012. I feel deeply fortunate to be able to share this yoga with others and to be part of such a great community of teachers and students.
I took my first Bikram Yoga class in 2002 and was instantly attracted to the physical and mental challenge of the practice. I’ve been practicing regularly since then and completed Teacher Training in the Spring of 2009 in Palm Desert, CA.
Every day I continue to appreciate the physical and emotional benefits this practice provides. It keeps me healthy, happy and balanced for my family. I believe in this yoga because anyone can benefit from doing it — it just works! BY Waverley is a wonderful community of teachers and students and I’m so happy to be part of it.
I began practicing Bikram yoga in 2008. Being a golfer with lower back pain, Bikram Yoga was recommended to me by a friend. Although initially skeptical about another form of exercise, I tried it and was hooked. I found the yoga challenging but a relief to my sore back. My back pain is completely gone and I share my story with anyone that will listen, especially men. Yoga is not just for women!
I attended the fall 2011 teacher training in Los Angeles. I hope to inspire, lead and share this healing yoga with anyone that walks into the hot room.
Took my first yoga class over forty years ago, when I was in my twenties, and even then, I was amazed at how much more flexible I felt after just one class. Though I didn’t stick with it, in the ensuing years, I experimented with many different styles of yoga and enjoyed and benefitted from all of them.
I took my first Bikram Yoga class eighteen years ago and was drawn to it immediately. I can’t say exactly why, but the pacing, the athleticism, the intensity of focus, and the comprehensive, “inside-out, bones-to-skin” workout are some of the factors.
I have been teaching Bikram Yoga for three years and while I am constantly working to become a better teacher, I must confess that it is easy for me to teach this yoga. It is easy because I am a believer. I believe that if one practices this yoga regularly, one will become fitter, healthier, and develop a deeper sense of calm and a greater clarity of mind. I believe this because I have experienced it in my own life. My goal, as a teacher, is to pass this on as effectively as I can.
I found Bikram Yoga in the mid 90s while studying screenwriting and living in Los Angeles. It was love at first stretch!
Certified by Bikram in the fall of 2000, I have been teaching in the greater Boston area since then and at our Waltham studio since 2005. I love sharing this yoga that allows my students to get centered, to heal, to de-stress, and to energize.
I took my first Bikram yoga class over ten years ago, when my mother introduced me to it. As difficult and challenging as that first class was, I was hooked! While I wasn’t always consistent with it through the years, something about it kept me coming back. It was this realization, that I would always return to the practice, that prompted me to attend the Spring 2013 teacher training in L.A. I feel so happy and fortunate to have this practice in my life, and I believe that anyone can improve their quality of life by practicing this yoga.