My name is Cynthia Wehr and I opened Bikram Yoga Mountain View in 2011. I have been practicing yoga for over 20 years. I became a Bikram yoga teacher in 2003.
In 2007 I became the USA and World Yoga Champion which enabled to me to travel the world and teach at all different studios. I spent a lot of time teaching yoga in Tokyo, Japan where I spent a good time of my teenage years.
Besides running and teaching at the studio, I also mentor new teachers, lead yoga seminars and yoga retreats. I also teach the advanced 84 yoga sequence.
Bomitra Yoga is a beautiful space that heals, inspires and connects people from all walks of life. I am grateful for the opportunity I have to bring this yoga to you.
I first tried Bikram yoga in 2001, and fell in love with the feeling that comes from a hot, sweaty, 90-minute Bikram yoga class. It was the perfect complement to a busy life working in high tech. After several years, I decided to leave office-life behind and become a Bikram yoga teacher. I was certified in LA in spring 2005, and have enjoyed sharing this practice with others ever since.
I was very excited to join forces with Cynthia in 2017 to transform the studio into Bomitra Yoga Mountain View.
I approach both teaching and practicing Bikram yoga much like I approach the rest of life - with a smile on my face, a sense of humor and a fascination with discovery.
Outside the yoga room, I love exploring the world with my family.
Coming from a dance background, Alyse’s love for somatic movement has been strong throughout her life. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance from UCSB and continues to dance professionally in the Bay Area. Yoga began as a way to cross-train with ballet and explore meditation but, over time, it has morphed into a life practice of developing self-awareness and remaining present with what IS. She has infinite gratitude for her many influential teachers including Diana Oppenheim, Annie Carpenter, Amy Rogg, and Janet Stone whose wisdom and guidance has led her closer to her own truth. She emphasizes physical and energetic alignment in her classes and encourages breath as a method of anchoring to the present moment. It is Alyse’s hope to offer and hold space for students to journey deeply inward and unveil their own inner teachers. She is honored to teach Yin Yoga at Bomitra.
In late 2000, a friend encouraged me to try Bikram yoga with her. I didn’t know what to make of that first class, but I wanted to take full advantage of the new student deal, so I went back. A few more visits and I was hooked. Not only did I became leaner and stronger, but through the Bikram yoga practice I was able to handle all of life’s chaos better. Whenever I am feeling a bit lost or stressed, Bikram yoga helps me reset and reconnect.
I completed teacher training in spring 2006 and have taught at several studios throughout California. I have seen so many wonderful transformations by students and I am grateful to play a part in their journey. I really enjoy hearing about everyone’s story, so if you get a chance, please share yours with me. J
When I’m not at yoga, I’m spending time with my two boys or analyzing the healthcare technology market.
A Bay Area native with a background in High Tech/Software, community work and stints overseas, I love meeting and working with people! I added Bikram Yoga into my regimen initially to help stretch out from running. I quickly found that Bikram Yoga helps tremendously with de-stressing and de-toxing. I *always* feel good after a class! I'm now hooked on the focus and challenge of moving my body just 1/8th inch further in the postures and am an enthusiastic student!
I started teaching Hot Pilates classes in March 2018. I love helping and seeing people get stronger, and it's fun getting the beats together for playlists. My Bikram Yoga practice has improved from the Hot Pilates workouts and the exercise movements are very similar to both my gymnastics (one of my childhood sports) and running training.
I started coaching 8 years ago - helping implement and coach Cardio/5k Run programs at the St. Vincent de Paul Multi-Service Center - the Multi-Service Center provided health programs to all St. Vincent de Paul San Francisco locations -
and 5K/10K Run programs at the Siena Youth Center servicing Youth-Adults in Redwood City. I enjoy volunteering in the community as an Environmental & Sustainability Commissioner for the City of Fremont as well.
Grateful to be a part of the BYMV family, I hope to see you in the hot room soon!
I am constantly amazed, inspired, empowered by what one can achieve with the mastery of the body and mind. I believe that yoga provides us with the tools that will help us access our innate wisdom and limitless potential. However, we should be willing to stand in the fire to discover our own brilliance. We each have the capacity to wake up to the truth of who we are, but first we have to embrace all parts of us, both the light and the shadow.
I am experienced and educated in bikram, vinyasa, yin, hot pilates and currently pursuing my certification in yoga therapy. As a teacher and lifelong student, i am always searching for the lesson in every circumstance, every person and everything. Besides yoga, my hobbies include climbing, dancing and travelling.
I had back pain for a long time, so I decided to try practicing yoga in 2012, hoped that can help relieving my back pain. I tried different kind of yoga, and I fell in love in Bikram Yoga, I practiced almost everyday. A few months later, I noticed that I don't have my back pain anymore. I was so surprised by Bikram yoga's super power, I want to share that power with other people, so I went to the teacher training 2015 fall. I made it, just like what Bikram said,"it is never too late, never too old, never too sick to start from scratch once again"!
Yoga is a great adventure. In February 2002, I found Bikram Yoga. What started as a hobby transformed into a way of life involving a dedicated practice at over 100 studios around the world. I became a teacher in Spring 2014 and since then have taught at over 30 studios around the US and Spain. I have a deep appreciation for yoga as a physical and emotional therapy. From a car accident, knee surgery, life’s stresses to meeting my husband, yoga has enhanced my life. I bring my professional knowledge as a nurse, my enthusiasm and energy as a student, and my love of yoga when I teach. If you’re looking to enhance your practice in a lighthearted environment, take my class.
I first discovered Bikram yoga in 2006. Initially I was looking for something calm my mind and ease my anxiety. It was not at all what I expected, but it was exactly what I needed. When I started, I was out of shape physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Gradually this yoga helped me heal. It wasn't easy and it didn't happen over night, but it did happen. I kept showing up on my mat and my life kept getting better. As I got to know myself, my true Self, there was a newfound feeling of connectedness and purpose.
I went to Bikram Teacher Training in the fall of 2007. In the following years, I’ve taught at various studios throughout the Bay Area. I feel blessed to be a part of this spirited community and to watch others heal and grow through this practice.
After years of punishing long distance running, I took up Bikram Yoga to stay fit and active in a more forgiving way on my body. I instantly fell in love with the heat and intensity of Bikram, which is fundamental to any class. I went to Bikram Teacher Training in the Spring of 2010. In addition to Bikram, I am also certified to teach Yin and Vinyasa styles of yoga. I teach at Stanford University and various studios all over the San Francisco Bay Area. I thrill at sharing my knowledge of yoga with students and seeing the transformative power of the practice in others.After years of punishing long distance running, I took up Bikram Yoga to stay fit and active in a more forgiving way. I loved the heat and intensity of Bikram, which is fundamental to any class. I went to Bikram Teacher Training in the Spring of 2010, and teach at Stanford University and various studios all over the SF Bay Area. I thrill at sharing my knowledge of the yoga with students and seeing the transformative power of the practice in others.
I first practiced Bikram Yoga for fitness reason in August 2013. After 6 months, I got an unexpected benefit: my allergic rhinitis was significant reduced. I don’t have to take medication daily no more. The heat helps a lot. For me, Bikram Yoga is a challenge. Each class has always been a personal struggle against myself. It’s never been easy but every second I stay in the class is worth it. It strengthens not only my body but also my mind. I decided to take it to the next level by taking the Teacher Training Spring 2015 in Thailand. I now enjoy teaching, practising and inspiring people everyday.
Hiren has been practicing Bikram Yoga since 2004. He practiced Boxing for a few years and got hooked on to high intensity interval training. He teaches Hot Pilates with an emphasis on strength and anaerobic exercises. His routine is suitable for all levels and he also attempts to push the students to their limits. He likes exploring different workouts in the bay area. He welcomes suggestions, feedback and updates to his playlist (and his routine).
Teaching the physical practice of Yoga, Asana, I feel is part of why I am here, an expression of how I can contribute, and how I can start to help and encourage changes. For me, teaching is a stepping block to help others find their own Yoga practice, from within and without.
I found my personal Asana practice in Hatha Yoga in 2004. In 2008 I was introduced to the original hot yoga practice, Bikram Yoga. It wasn't until 2013 that I embarked on my career as a yoga teacher. In Spring of 2013, I attended the certified Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles, Ca. In Winter of 2017, I completed my RYT 200 through Yoga Tree San Francisco. I am currently working on my E-RYT 500 through the credentials that Yoga Tree San Francisco offers— this includes a 100 hour advance training in Therapeutic Yoga under the respected Yoga teacher and Physical Therapist Harvey Deutch. Through out my Yoga journey, I have had the privilege to work and learn from many other influential yoga teachers in the bay area— Darren Main, Brenna Geehan, Mark Morford, Pete Guinosso, Jill Abelson, Michele Vennard, and Cynthia Wehr, to name a few.
I believe there is no right or wrong, no better or less than- if we treat one another and ourselves with respect, compassion, and a sense of curiosity, then that is the right way.
I've been practicing Bikram yoga regularly since September 2005 and teaching full time since graduating from teacher training in 2010 (San Diego Fall 2010). I love the practice and I am amazed how even after all these years I still learn something new every day. I teach from my heart and do my best to provide clear, direct instruction every class. New students are always welcome to my class regardless of age, experience or level of fitness. When you practice on a consistent basis you will get better if you are willing to put in the effort. It's not easy, but it IS worth it.
I graduated from teacher training in Spring 2009, and I love teaching!
I have come to love Bikram yoga not only for the physical benefits, but also for the lessons applicable to the rest of life.
I love that we all come to class at different places in our practice and lives, but all with the same intention: with each posture to try the right way giving our best for that day.
I think in life that is what we can ask of ourselves wherever we are: set the intention to try our best for that time and then be aware of and grateful for our progression through the ebb and flow.
Bikram Instructor 2009, Yin & Restorative Therapy Instructor 2016, Hot Pilates 2018. Personal Trainer (ACSM) and Nutrition Counselor, 2005.
Mother of 3 Boys since 1988 and recent Grandmother of a little boy since June 2017.
Your Yoga friend - Forever
I went to my first Bikram class in 2001. It was love at first class. Over the years I have experienced the physical, spiritual and emotional benefits of the practice. I became a teacher in 2014 and have enjoyed introducing these benefits to students and watching their lives and bodies transform class by class. As I continue my yoga journey, I have added Classical and Hot Pilates teacher trainings to my tool box, as well as trainings with Rajashree Choudhury, Teri Almquist and Zeb Homison. I look forward to seeing you in the yoga room.
I discovered Bikram yoga in October of 2013. I did 11 classes during the 10 day intro. at BYMV and was hooked and confused. I grew up dancing (mostly ballet), and I crave the varied choreography of dance because it challenges my brain to connect with my body. I thought the routine of Bikram would bore me, especially since I had found 'yoga' boring in the past. But to my surprise, it was quite the opposite. I found it very satisfying, as it was challenging in a completely different way and I would feel SUPER after every class.
As a dedicated student at BYMV, I recently discovered Hot Pilates in 2017 and began to notice my body changing in a good way. I developed more strength and endurance and noticed significant improvement in my Bikram practice as a result. I did the Hot Pilates teacher training in January of 2018 and began teaching at Bomitra in April. I am absolutely loving it!
As a chiropractor of over 28 years, I am especially focused on good postural, spinal and joint alignment. I feel that a well balanced fitness program is critical for our bodies to maintain optimal health. I am so happy that BYMV has incorporated BIkram, Yin, and Hot Pilates to offer this well rounded program in one location. I recommend Bomitra to all my patients and many have and do take classes regularly. Likewise, I do see many students from Bomitra in my chiropractic practice. I love both communities so much and it makes me so happy to be helping people in both my chiropractic practice and Hot Pilates practice. Feel free to email me at email@example.com if you have any questions. My website is www.lindellchiropractic.com.
Kris Damico is a former fire fighter paramedic who began practicing Bikram yoga in 1998 to relieve stress, heal her body and stretch on a deeper level. Once she started she never stopped. She completed the 500 hour Bikram Yoga Training in June 2001 and has been teaching ever since. She has taught in many cities throughout the United States and makes her home in Cupertino, CA. Kris has a diverse yoga background having studied with many masters in the practice of Bikram, Vinyasa, Yin and Iyengar. Other certifications include Vinyasa Flow from White Lotus Foundation, Baptiste Power yoga and Yin Yoga. Kris continues to learn and grow through her own personal practice, keeping classes fresh and creative. She is a certified Nutritionist and loves to empower and inspire others to be at their best. When she’s not on her yoga mat, she’s out riding bikes or hiking in the forest.
I came to yoga in 2010 to improve my overall health; specifically stress management and weight loss. Not only did yoga help me meet these goals, but I also discovered a practice that I loved and felt passionate about! A year later I attended teacher training, inspired by the opportunity to help others attain their health and wellbeing. I fell in love with the art of yoga performance and proudly represented Maryland at USA Yoga Nationals in 2014, 2016, and in 2017 as the State Champion. I have been fortunate enough to share this message of empowerment with dozens of studios across the country where I have guest taught. Inspired by uniting our community in a fun, positive, and loving atmosphere I founded a yoga festival called The Great Yogi Campout, which just celebrated its inaugural year in Southern California. I’m honored to be a part of the Bomitra Yoga Mountain View family and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in the hot room!
I found Bikram Yoga in the fall of 2015 through a good friend, who brought me after I left my previous job, and had some time to kill. After suffering from ankle, knee, and hip injuries while pursuing a career in soccer, and then having those injuries lead to muscle atrophy and scoliosis, I was willing to try anything. I'd tried swimming, physical therapy, regimented gym workouts, but nothing could correct the internal imbalances. After completing my first 10-day trial, I knew Bikram Yoga would change my life forever. Before I knew it, I was on my way to teacher training, competing, and have been practicing everyday since.
I love teaching hot yoga, and bringing people everywhere a means to take care of themselves and grow as human beings. Every time we enter the room, we can learn something new about ourselves! In my opinion, in addition to the distinct physical benefits, the mental/psychological benefits are second to none. In addition to the traditional 26 and 2 series, I've started to dive deeper into the 84-series as well.
Outside of yoga, I love exploring in nature, reading, cooking, and music in all its forms. I like exploring the unknown, especially if it makes me uncomfortable. Even in the darkest times, I believe laughter is the best medicine. :-)
I had been suffering from back ache since my second child delivery. Sometimes I couldn’t walk due to that pain. After a while, I started to explore anything that might help release my back pain: exercise, some yoga styles and chiropractic etc. In the process, I discovered Bikram Yoga. I felt in better condition physically, mentally and emotionally, and it brought clarity and tranquility in my mind after every class. Later, I realized this yoga practice would have such power to help my transformative process throughout life. Since discovering Bikram yoga, I have been passionate to share the benefits with my friends and family and community.
I graduated teacher training in the fall of 2017.
I am honored to help everyone on their self-realization journey!
Patricia became a certified Hot Pilates Instructor in January 2018. She brings a lot of passion, energy and movement to her classes. Don’t expect a typical class with her, be ready to sweat, dance and laugh a lot. She has been practicing yoga since 2003, plus she is a certified massage therapist that understands and incorporates the alignment of the muscles in the postures. She studied 200 RTY with Paul Dallagan at Centered Yoga in Koh Samui, Thailand. When teaching she hopes for her students to find balance mentally, physically, and spiritually providing them with a practice that they can embody in their daily lives off the mat.
Born and raised in Redwood City I returned to the Bay Area after finishing my undergrad on the East Coast. I worked almost 15 years in the healthcare industry with the latter 8 years focused in Biotech. Yoga has weaved in and out of my life for over 23 years. My first Yoga class was Bikram in 1996 which showed me the beauty of the yoga community!
After completing my 200 hour YTT with Edna Barr and Emily Galvin in 2016 I moved towards specializing in Yin Yoga and studied with Devi Dailey. In July 2017, I studied under Judith Hanson Lasater and received my certification for Rest and Renew® Level 1 followed with assisting two YTT 200 hour trainings in Oahu "passing on the buckets of knowledge" in Yin and Restorative from all of my wonderful and knowledgeable Gurus. I am continuing on my path of living my yoga and am currently working towards my RYT 500 with Yoga Tree in San Francisco.
Loving life and living yoga provides me with the opportunity to connect and experience so many people and places. I am grateful to live my passion for teaching Restorative Yoga , Yin yoga and Meditation.
I was first introduced to Bikram yoga in 2005. I was skeptical when my roommate talked about sweating like hell in an airtight room. But the first class got me addicted. And it is hard to explain why and how until you try it in person. Just few months later I knew this yoga would company me for a long time. So I went to the teacher training in Summer 2007 -- the best decision and experience of my life.
Through teaching I learn more and more about human body. It helps a great deal as I am studying Traditional Chinese Medicine now to become an acupuncturist in the near future. It is amazing how yoga and ancient Chinese wisdom bridge to each other. The more I practice and teach, the more sense this yoga makes based on Chinese channel theories.
I love to discuss with my students about their injuries and health issues. Every time we talk I am cross-referencing my knowledge between these two fields and am surprised by how complicated yet simple our body functions – exactly like Bikram yoga, simple but never easy, and IT WORKS!