Elizabeth took her first Bikram yoga class in August of 2000 then signed up for teacher training after her 5th class. She has practiced yoga 5+ days a week since 2000 & has been teaching enthusiastically in Corvallis since 2002. Whether on her mat, or at the front of the room, Elizabeth always finds the yoga practice to be enlightening, intriguing, and powerful.
Magnetize Elizabeth’s passion for yoga by a quantum leap and you’ll find yourself blissfully relaxed in her hypnosis chair – easing your life in the direction of your dreams. The levels of healing that can be found within the body are mirrored in the unconscious mind. Hypnosis, a powerful tool, similar to yoga, can help to instill or nourish the resources for the true expression of your authentic self.
Find out more about Elizabeth and her hypnosis and healing work at http://elizabethweberhealingarts.com
Jeannie ~ I started my Bikram Yoga practice in February of 2002 and completed teacher training in the Fall of 2003. I love the yoga and am a regular teacher in the Corvallis Bikram studio.
Carol ~ I went to Teacher Training in spring of 2007 in Hawaii. I am honored to be a part of Bikram Yoga of Corvallis. I am a Mother of 6 children, and a Grandmother of 9. My biggest addiction is BIKRAM YOGA! My one wish is that we change the world one yogi at a time, and that as we age we always use “Integrity” in our life, to do what we do when someone is looking and when they are not. I love what this yoga does for me and the yoga community.
Erika believes strongly in a daily practice, and using the yoga to mindfully find and challenge one’s edge. Pushing through and beyond perceived limitations became more tangible during Training as trainees were instructed by Craig Villani to “Break Through the Boundary Line.” In so doing, Bikram’s words ring true: “The worst crime in human life is that, because of lack of Self Realization, we always underestimate ourselves.”
Heidi ~ I attended a yoga class on the very first day Elizabeth opened her studio. I’ve been coming ever since. For years, it’s been on the back of my mind that I wanted to attend teacher training after I retired from my career. After a dear friend died, I realized I shouldn’t put my dreams on hold. I attended teacher training in Thailand in the fall of 2014. I now have the opportunity to teach in Corvallis and absolutely love it.
Colin ~ As a teacher and a practitioner of Bikram yoga, I encourage a strong connection to the awareness of breath. It took me many years of practice before I had the “Aha” moment and realized that if I could control my breathing I could exert influence over my body and eventually over my mind, as well. I have devoted myself to regular practice for many years and every time I step into the room I am grateful for the chance to do so. I first encountered Bikram yoga in 2007 after a running friend challenged me to get through one single class. That first class was really tough and life-changing because I quickly sensed that this yoga, this specific set of postures in this specific environment, would help me heal and keep my body healthy for the rest of my life. So I went back and have been going back regularly since that time and love the yoga journey that has unfolded over the years. As a teacher now, I draw inspiration from the focus and dedication that I see from our students every day in the room.
“I wish I knew who I am, or how to introduce myself… but I am still discovering. Every now and then something, someone moves me, and it is then when I am able to glimpse bits and pieces of my truth. An instinct of freedom and life guides me and I portray in every dimension elements of my being. Gradually, I create myself.”
Marty took her first Bikram Yoga class in 2005 and was instantly hooked! Soon after, she moved to a town that had a Bikram studio in order to complete the 60 Day Challenge. If you can do Bikram Yoga for 60 days in a row, you can do anything! Marty attended Teacher Training in 2006 and has been passionately teaching the 26 and 2 ever since. Marty holds a deep respect for the yogic principles that Bikram Yoga is based on. She has taught thousands of classes, and feels blessed to witness the healing and transformation that all dedicated Bikram Yoga students experience. Marty teaches from a place of knowing that Bikram Yoga in its purest form works, for every student, every time.
My name is Kathleen. I’m a Taurus. My favorite color is Oregon. My favorite potato dish is french fries. I took my first Bikram style yoga class in December of 2003 in Corvallis. Since that time the hot room has always been there for me. As a student, this yoga helped me concentrate, as a runner it was simply cross training. As a new mom the practice gave me time for myself, and as an Emergency Room nurse it was a cathartic post shift sweat. When my shoulder was plagued by pain and injury the hot room was my physical therapy. Finally, when my heart was so heavy with grief that I felt I couldn’t go on, this moving meditation has brought me peace. Mostly, I find resolution in coming to know myself more fully through this practice. I went to training in Portsmouth NH in summer of 2018. Whether I am standing on the podium or shaking alongside my peers in Awkward Part 2, I love the adventures in the community of the hot room.
A Celebration of Life: Steve Hutzler
It is with heavy hearts we convey the news of the passing of our beloved Steve Hutzler. A husband, father, and former motorcycle cop, Steve became a Yoga instructor after he retired. Who’d a thunk it? But it suited him. Steve shared his story in small parts, as he taught, and in doing so balanced the tenderness and rough edges of the masculine in a graceful and humorous manner for us to witness and draw strength from.
The memorials are over, but we can continue to celebrate his life. Steve told Elizabeth: “If people want to honor me, tell them to come into the room and stand on the line.” There might have been a explicative within the statement.
Come, stand on the line with us.
October 3, 1955 – September 22, 2018
Badge #465 SFPD
Yesterday is History,
Tomorrow is a Mystery,
but Today is a Gift.