Meet Our Instructors
Carolyn took her first Bikram class in 2002 at Bikram Yoga Seacliff in San Francisco. She hated it and didn’t go back for a year. She decided to try it one more time. She realized nothing else made her feel as good as this yoga so she started to make it a regular routine. On a whim, in the Spring of 2009, she decided to go to Bikram training. Best decision of her life. It forced her out of ehr shy shell and connected her to a healthy community. She found that yoga killed about a million birds with one stone. Transformative for the mind, body and soul.
Carolyn has a BA in Creative Writing. She is a massage therapist, doula and has studied Ayruvedic medicine and panchakarma techniques for over ten years. She is currently working towards becoming an RN.
Favorite Pose: Hallf Moon
Least Favorite Post: Salabhasana
Best advice for students: “We are all just walking each other home.” -Ram Dass
IMAN & FELIPE
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Sarah discovered Bikram yoga in the summer of 2009 and was hooked instantly. She experience teacher training in San Diego in 2010 and has been teaching ever since. She enjoyed teaching as much as she enjoys taking class. To her, it’s exhilirating to guide students through their Bikram yoga journey.
Favorite Posture: Savasana
Least Favorite Posture: Full Locust Post
Best Student Advice: Be patient with it
Mike grew up in Borneo, Malaysia. He was living with his grandparents in his young age. He rode his bike to school every day when he was in high school. Unfortunately, he fell from his bike one day and his lower back got injured. This injury bothered him for six years until he started doing Bikram yoga in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Bikram yoga helped him to heal his lower back. His teacher at the time, Jakob Schanzer, told Mike that he should become a yoga teacher to help other people.
Since attending teacher training, he has been here teaching Bikram yoga all over the United States from New York City to Montana, Dallas, and Kansas City. Most recently, Mike lived in NYC for five years, but after growing tired of cold weather and crazy city life, he decided to move somewhere warmer and friendlier. Now, he is here in New Orleans, enjoying the seafood, people, the festivals, and of course teaching at Bikram Yoga New Orleans!
Favorite posture: Triangle pose
Best advice for students: “If you can see the positive sides of everything, you’ll be able to live a much richer life than others.” by Celestine Chua
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Kara FeringaKara first discovered Bikram yoga in Manhattan Beach, CA in 1996. Being a Louisiana native, living in California, she missed the beauty of a good sweat! Needless to say, she was hooked. In 2002, she returned to Louisiana where there was no Bikram yoga, and it was then also that she realized it was more than just the sweating she missed. The 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises are KEY! Fortunately, in 2005, New Orleans was graced with Yoga 108 where Kara was able to return to the Bikram yoga practice. She attended and graduated Bikram yoga teacher training in 2009. Kara’s hobbies include teaching yoga and spin classes, practicing yoga, playing tennis, and running.
Favorite posture: Standing bow pulling
Favorite quote: “It’s never too late, it’s never too bad, you’re never too old, you’re never to sick to start from scratch once again, to be born once again.” | Bikram Choudhury
Best advice for new students: “BREATHE & have fun!”