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Full Circle is nearly done! So much accomplished — so much to come

This is the third generation of Full Circle. 30 students are nearing the end of their 60-day journey into re-development of body, mind, and soul.     They've diligently come to class every day and followed their ever-evolving nutrition guidelines (customized for each individual, of course). Combined, they've dropped a whopping 291 lbs and donated several bins of now-too-big clothing to charity. They have also grown stronger through Pulse and boxing classes that have challenged their mental and physical stamina.     Now they're in the final stretch. Their bodies are primed, and their minds are open. These final two weeks of breathing, meditation, and fitness will put them over the top and prepare them for a year of mindful living in a city that can at times feel insane. In the words...

Full Circle Gen 3 Students Speak Up

The first half of our latest iteration of Full Circle is in the books, and our students aren't keeping their opinions to themselves. This generation of 30 students has participants who are brand new to Bikram yoga, as well as a few who are familiar with the program. (One or two were original participants in our Pilot program last spring!) We caught up with a few of them before this generation of Full Circle started (Day Zero), and we'll be with them along the way to see their progress as the program continues. Check it out below and then click through to see what this is all about! [embed]https://vimeo.com/201906626[/embed]   ...

Student Stories: Rebuilding Eloise

This is an excerpt from a Full Circle student in a story series we call "Rebuilding." I recently read a quote by Michelangelo: "I am still learning." That's what Full Circle means to me. I've found that I am making better use of time. I am making fewer mistakes and more sensible decisions in my daily life. I have more patience. And when I feel myself going over the edge, I can bring myself back to sanity and laugh. I also notice that I feel so much calmer and would just rather listen and observe the people and the world around me. It's like I can actually hear better -- or maybe I'm just paying better attention. Whatever is going, on I am loving the shift in my life. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woEiwXIhq74[/embed]   ...

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Student Stories: Rebuilding Mia

This is an excerpt from a Full Circle student in a story series we call "Rebuilding." I am a 61-year-old divorced mother who works full-time in a demanding non-profit environment. I have three kids, two of whom have autism and one of whom has emotional challenges as a result of living in an orphanage early in her life. When I first considered the possibility of joining the Full Circle group, I came up with every possible reason to believe and argue that it was simply "impossible". I was about to lose my job and "have no money” I had two special needs young adults at home who "needed" me every -- or at least most -- evenings I couldn't possibly join the morning group and wake up...

THE YOGI LIFESTYLE by Alejandra Calatayud

Before Yoga got to western shores as a new-age commodity to counter the hectic society we have created, it was an ancient tradition dating as far back as the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. Inevitably across time and space, Yoga’s real meaning and objectives have been lost in translation to many of the practitioners of the last century. The traditional yoga practice is about searching for a union between body, mind and soul --- by no means a simple task. Certainly not something that can be achieved by stopping by the gym’s weekly yoga class and saying ‘namaste’ to the tattoo covered, pony tailed, attractive man in front of the class. Being a yogi is a lifestyle. It is not achieved on the last...