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  • "For the young, the physicality of Bikram Yoga alone should bring you enjoyment, for the rest of us, contentment with our lives and ourselves is the joy.  The challenge of practicing Bikram Yoga is gratifying to me"
    – Steve Trent
  • "I shuffled into Bikram OKC and two weeks later I called my orthopedic surgeon and canceled my surgery.  My plans are to practice Bikram for the rest of my life. A long and happy life, with no hip replacement."
    – Victoria Sealy-Gillen
Lisa Arthur began practicing yoga in 1981 in college. She completed her RYT200 in 1999 at the Yoga School of Nichols Hills with Valerie Kit Love.

A friend told her about Bikram Yoga to help relieve the severe knee pain she was experiencing. The only Bikram studio at that time was in Tulsa. She immediately fell in love with the heat and the meditative quality of Bikram Yoga. She attended Bikram Teacher Training Fall 2002. Lisa notes, "If I hadn't taken those classes and gone to training, I was heading surgery."

She knew she needed to bring this healing yoga series to OKC. As the owner of BYOKC she loves creating a space where everyone feels welcome and a community for all.

Tina Hilbert E-RYT 500 began practicing yoga in 1998. She attended yoga classes to improve her flexibility and relieve chronic low back, neck and shoulder pain. During the first class, she could tell  the yoga practice was going to help her body relax and release tension. It put her mind at ease. In that moment, she knew that teaching yoga was the path for her. Tina has continued to pursue her dream of teaching yoga by attending yoga teacher training programs and workshops. Her passion for teaching and practicing yoga has only deepened over the years. One of her greatest joys is to witness student's lives become more enriched with the practice of  yoga.

 

Tina went to Bikram's Yoga Teacher Training in the fall of 2000 in Los Angeles, CA. She also completed yoga teacher trainings at: Yoga Institute for Yoga Teachers (B.K.S. Iyengar Method) RYT 500 in Nashville, TN., 100 hours of B.K.S. Iyengar workshops with Senior/Junior Certified Iyengar Teachers., Kashi Ashram RYT 200 in Atlanta, GA., and White Lotus Thai Yoga Training with Saul David Raye in Santa Barbara, CA. Attended ONEFIRE Hot Yoga Conference (2017) in Bethesda, MD. Locally, she completed a Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 - RYT 200 at 3rd Street Yoga and audited RYT 200 Yoga Teaching Training program at Spirit House Yoga.

 
Matt Hull completed his Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in the Fall of 2017 in Acapulco, Mexico. He knew without a doubt that teaching Bikram Yoga was the path for him. The Bikram method of yoga changed his life and it is his heart's quest to share it with others.
 
Matt took his first class in April of 2016.  His passion and love for yoga is purely and wholeheartedly apparent by his steadfast daily practice and unwavering determination.
 
 
Sherry’s yoga journey began more than a decade ago, though it wasn’t until she left the corporate world that she realized a calling to teach. A former competitive athlete, Sherry found great healing in cultivating a softer, lunar yoga practice combining pranayama, asana, and energy medicine techniques. Being able to surrender to the moment helps her cultivate a deeper connection to her body while letting go of her mind’s need to push.


Sherry is a 200 hour RYT. She enjoys communing with nature in her garden, expressing creativity as a painter and gemstone jewelry maker, and sharing health and wellness through her offering of wellness coaching, essential oils, and gemstone therapy as Holistic Zen Wellness.

In September of 2013 I took my very first yoga class. Immediately after class I cried the rest of the day in happiness for I knew that this is what I was called to do for the rest of my life! I played college soccer for four years at Oklahoma City University where I received a Bachelors of Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing. I was tired of running & being forced to workout my whole life; I longed for something more that I enjoyed. Yoga has transformed my whole life -- eating habits, physical fitness, skin, mental stillness, & everyday activities simply feel better. Yoga is a lifelong practice that never reaches perfection & at the same time is welcoming for everyone in all walks of life.


RYT 200 hour teacher training through YogaWorks.

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