I started going to Bikram Granite Bay in January, as it's located near my parents' former home. Frankly, I was a little intimidated by the people there. They were serious athletes, the women were beautiful, the practitioners and instructors VERY serious about getting the poses right. But I quickly recognized that Patty and her crew were kind, helpful and also extremely respectful and serious about Bikram yoga and as a result their students (including me-yahoo!) became better and better.
A great big shout out to all the instructors at Granite Bay Bikram: First of all, thanks to Patty, who has been extremely helpful and supportive. When I got back into practice after a significant hiatus, my back seized up, and Patty talked me through the pain and I healed. Several weeks ago, I came out of the toe stand incorrectly and if it weren't for Patty's gentle assistance, I'm certain I would have blown out the knee entirely. Now, actually, it's stronger and more flexible somehow. I won't, but I should do that to the other knee! And more than that, Patty has shown me that it's possible to be a successful yogini, and run a beautiful studio. I aspire to be like Patty some day!
And a great big thanks to Corey, Kory, Michan and Alice. Each in his or her own way has helped me to improve my practice, has shown me how to deliver the dialogue, and has shared a love and enthusiasm for this practice. I hope to have your confidence and grace soon.