I started practicing Bikram yoga in Florida in the fall of 2008. It was hot, militaristic, demanding, sweaty, stinky, crowded, and very different from any yoga I’d practiced before. I liked it. In a place with no sense of ground, family, or friends, it gave me community. In an ever changing world, it has been the one near-constant in my life. I graduated in Spring 2019 – BYTT Spain. Thanks to Jaya and the Denver Bikram Yoga community for all the love and support. Also, to all the teachers over the years, who’ve inspired, pushed, believed in, didn’t give up on, made up their mind never to give up – thank you. I am honored to share this practice with you.