Bikram



Bikram is away on business trips around the world. I really miss him. Before he left, he gave us some amazing lectures on the different forms of yoga and Indian mythology. It reminded me when dad used to read mythology tales to my sister and I.
Bikram should be back next week for the rest of the training and his wife will come back on week 6.

Torture chamber

I don't know why it's called the torture chambre... it's true that it's very intense but with 300 other people in the room the energy is really high and the teachers are amaizing so it is a real honnor to practice there twice a day. Plus, it's the yoga that gives us the energy and the concentration we need to go through the days.

Here are a couple of short movies I hope you can watch.

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Hobbies

Well, we don’t have much time for hobbies but on Sunday, I needed a break between Anatomy and dialogue study, so I went to the ocean for a quick swim. A surfer approached me in the water, asking me if I wanted to have a go with his board! I was surprised but delighted. It was really cool because he happens to be a lifeguard so he could help me with the rips and his board was nice and thick. Believe it or not, I managed to catch a few waves and that was the best feeling!

Other than that:

  • Jessica has been playing violon for me – she is so talented
  • We celebrated Beth’s birthday with 4 others at a very nice restaurant – yuhm
  • After Bikram’s lectures, we can watch Indian movies in the lecture room (from midnight to 3am)I have done it once, it was really fun… but not so fun to wake up a few hours later for a hard study day..
  • There was an earthquake yesterday. The room was moving sideways for about 10 seconds – nothing serious, it’s pretty common here...but freecky when you are not used to it!

Busy studying

Another two weeks have passed... we have mostly been busy studying with 3 hours of anatomy lectures each day and posture clinics (which is where we study postures and dialogue). The funny part is that you see 300 yogies, scatted around the hotel, stuying and practicing....


At the pool


At another pool

At the beach


In the main lobby


In another lobby


In the auditorium in front of 300 students and teachers


Here is the little spot where I study at the weekends and during lunch time breaks. I like it there because it's nice and quite with a mix of shade and sun and it's located between the swiming pool and the ocean...

So far, so good: I scored A+ in speech, 95% at the Anatomy exam and I am doing pretty well with posture clinics so far... it is the result of hard work but I am very passionate about it all so it's well worth it and I hope I can keep it up :)

Turtles



On Sunday, we released fifty turtles to the ocean. They were so cute… only one day old.
The turtles were born in the hotel but they needed to be released to the ocean straight away. It is important to make them walk on the sand so they come back to it to lay their eggs.

Rajashree



'You meet Bikram, and then you meet Rajashree' - Bikram's wife...five-time winner of the All-India Yoga Championship...




Rajashree's smile is incredible... what a soul! She has meldoy in the mind and harmony in the heart... what an honnor to meet her...

Bikram



Bikram used to look like Elvis...


He lost his hair in San Francisco... but not his six pack!



He still is a rock star though! Definetely my rock star...

Bikram has it all: intuition, energy, love, sense of humour and I don't know how to explain it, everytime he looks at me in the eyes I feel transcended... what a blessing to meet him