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Student Feature: Mary Roberts

Mary Gentry Roberts was born a Midwesterner—in Rockford, Ill., just west of Chicago—but she’s also a bit of a California girl, having lived for a while in Huntington Beach when she was growing up. And throughout her life she’s been a world traveler, both for adventure and for her job with the YMCA. “This organization Read more »

Yogi Feature–Meet Rob and Carrie!!!

Father-Daughter duo, Carrie and Rob are 2 of our regular yoga practitioners who have been coming to BYR for 7 years! Rob Estes was born in Richmond, VA, went to George Wythe High school and then William and Mary College. He is now CEO of Estes Express (we know you’ve all seen those yellow trucks Read more »

Yogi Feature: Meet Jessica!

Photographer Jessica Onderwater sees the big picture. She first became interested in Bikram yoga in 2005 when she was in college and going through a difficult time. “I was extremely out of shape, overweight and just did not have a good outlook on life at all,” Jessica says. “I was on vacation visiting my aunt Read more »

Yogi of the Month–Meet Renee!

If you practice at 5:30 a.m., you might recognize Renee Stramel as the one who smiles during Awkward Pose. She delights in the physical challenges of Bikram yoga. “I am laughing at myself,” says Renee. “It cracks me up how much I wobble! But I look better and feel great.” She also loves the active Read more »

Yogi of the Month–Meet Lucy!

Lucy Homiller describes herself as being in her “third stage” of adult life. These days she is full-time mother to her children, Frances, 7, and George, 5. So what was Stage 1? “Between the ages of 17 and 20, I was a professional ballet dancer with the Nashville Ballet,” Lucy says. And then? In 1997, Read more »