Bev and I (well mostly Bev) have been searching for some form of activity that we could engage in together. We have both been pursuing different paths in our physical and spiritual development. Bev and our youngest son spent over ten years practicing Tae Kwon Do, rising to the level of second degree Black Belt. Bev is somewhat of a star in Korea after competing in a Breaking Competition in a tournament there. I will let her tell you that story in person, should you ask.
Some fifteen years ago I began my spiritual search for the answer to that question mankind has been asking for eons, “What is the purpose and goal of life”? I believe I have found those answers and am actively pursuing that path. Which brings us to the place where our paths merged last January, Bev was looking for something to replace Tae Kwon Do and I was looking for something to purify and discipline my physical body. What better practice than Yoga - a spiritual practice that has been around since the 2nd century and in particular hatha yoga which came about in the 15th century that is defined as " the purification of the physical body as leading to the purification of the mind ("ha"), and "prana," or vital energy (tha). The heat was just a bonus.
We chose Bikram Langley because it was recommended by my daughters mother-in-law and the schedule worked best for us. We both started in January of 2011 with our one month unlimited trial package (one of Candice’s New Years specials) and probably came fourteen to sixteen times in that first month; well we were hooked and signed for a year’s unlimited membership to officially become “Bikram Groupies”. We are still averaging 3 to 4 times a week Bev has completed two 30 day challenges, my schedule just doesn’t allow me to make that commitment. We both attended Ida Ripley’s seminar, I attended her Master Class and Bev attended the full Saturday seminar. We are still remembering little pearls of wisdom that have helped to improve our practice and after watching Ida’s video performance on youtube. We truly appreciate her mastery and how far one can take this practice. Our practice has improved week after week our bodies are reshaping slowly but surely and we are getting stronger and healthier. Bev’s arthritis in her hands has slowly disappeared and we both feel revitalized and rejuvenated by the surge of the pranic life forces flowing through us after our class.
We love the friendliness and professionalism of the staff and instructors and the community Candice has created that allows us to spend 90 minutes with our fellow yogis practicing something we truly enjoy.