Steve's Hot YogaYoga Studio in Bend, Oregon
When I took my first class over a year ago, Steve gave me enough instructio
Steve himself is not for the faint of heart; he has no filters and he can be abrasive, BUT he is dead honest, kind, and so very knowledgea
That's my $.02.
“How I got kicked out of Yoga”
In this chapter I want to share a video I recorded while on the road teaching Bikram Yoga. This is the summer of 2012, I was traveling back and forth from Napa to here in the video, Santa Barbara. I rarely went to the beach because the hippie hide out up here in the SB mountains was way nicer, I’d roll up a big joint and lay outside on that deck till the ✨ 🌟 ⭐️ ✨ surrounded me. Can you imagine the life? Work was going down to Santa Barbara Bikr...am Yoga to teach the likes of Billy Baldwin and the local hobnobs. Sometimes I wouldn’t have a place to stay and I would sneak into the yoga studio storage room after the Amtrak would drop me off. I would pile up old yoga mats on the floor, one time I was awoken by the Mission Linen delivery guy dropping a hundred clean towels.
I try not to think about the dirty sweat soaked ones he was hauling out of that little room, at my feet.
Shit I look hung over. . .
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HOW I GOT KICKED OUT OF YOGA
If you are here you are lucky, you won’t have to go back... far
Before I became a “Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher I had to go to Teacher Training....
Unlike my teachers and directors, I attended the second largest BYTT, ever.
In the year 2011 Bikram drew nearly 900 people at $11,000 to LA to become “certified “ my class was the smaller of two, about 400 people from 40 countries, some did not speak nor understand English but after nine intensive weeks they too would have a diploma, and “certified to teach in English”??? What. Well since EVERYONE had to memorize the Dialogue in English it worked, they still did not know what they were saying but because we all did exactly the same fucking thing every time it works. They go back to Japan and teach in Japanese and all is good.
So it’s legendary. All Bikram teachers have been there at least once to participate and many return to observe.
One at a time, with Bikram perched on his little orange throne surrounded tightly by the four hundred we sat and watched all forms of pain, joy, laughter, tears, disgust, frustration and love love love.
Bikram has a magic power of being able to draw out what ever one needs made public. It works both ways unfortunately for him. He spent most of our lectures telling us how he was going to help the California Prison System, I think he is running from that system today, but he wanted to take yoga to hard time criminals and help to rebuild lives, because “a healthy spine equals a healthy life” Sweetheart can you rub your gurus neck?
We HAD to walk up introduce ourselves, state to who our studio director was, basically pay some homage to your mighty Master Director back home, he kicked me out remember?
My birthday day was to be during HELL WEEK, so I strategically planned how to deliver my on stage demonstration before Bikram of the first pose “half moon pose” one side, English everybody. And classically denied, I was next to go up and do the thing we do, give my thought about a thousand times in two days pre-statement and say the pose when Bikram called it for the afternoon.
A break to go do Bikram Yoga in the worlds largest hot room and the worlds hottest hot room, I had one more chance to do this on my birthday but all knowing Bman cancels the evening performance of to “kill yourselves” denied.
There are many reasons why I was kicked of my home studio. Most centered around the close friendships with teachers in the studio the 17 months I practiced there.
Understand I was in that hot room more than once a day, everyday for 17 straight months. There are not 600 days in that time but I was booted out on class number 601.
You can be addicted to anything.
Wait till you hear about the day I showed up to the $11,000 TEACHER TRAINING with 2g, how do you think that turned out?
HOW I GOT KICKED OUT OF YOGA, a true story, by Steven Landry
“Good morning everyone, my name is Steven Landry and I’m going to be your yoga teacher “
There was a time I could not say that. I wasn’t a yoga teacher, yet....
We are a private, limited membership hot yoga studio for Bend area locals only and their guests.
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The Saturday morning class is now Sunday at 4:20pm
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Please come ready to take class, a mat,towel and water....
Lots of free parking near the studio, then mosey on up to the hot room where we will let the crazy little Indian lead our cosmic adventure
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