March Newsletter


March Madness at BYB!
Free Lunch–time Yoga Classes at BYB
Every Monday–Wednesday–Friday in March!

March Madness

Please pass on to your families, friends and colleagues!

No advance reservations required to hold a place for you in our classes – however, full in-studio registration required.

BYB has ample men's and women's showers and locker room space – and mat and towel rentals!

Please Join Us Friday March 30 for
1st Quarter 2012 Happy Hour
Immediately following the 6:30pm Class

Happy Hour

Bikram Yoga Bethesda is proud to host a special month of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Classes & Posture Instruction
in American Sign Language (ASL)
Every Saturday in March 2012 1:30-3:30pm
(March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)

Deaf and Hard of hearing Yoga Classes

Led by Natalie VanEman,
RID Certified Sign Language Interpreter
and Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor

Bikram's 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises will be demonstrated and discussed in ASL over the course of the 5 weeks.

Students will be given the opportunity to practice the postures presented for that day.

These classes will be offered FREE of charge with
No Advance Reservations necessary
but Full In-studio Registration is required, so please arrive 30 minutes before your first class.

For more information or if you have any questions, email us at:

Yogi of the Month

Every Month, BYB will Feature a Testimonial from One of Our Community about Bikram Yoga’s Impact on their Lives.

Hilary Glassman, BYB Yogi of the Month, March 2012

Yogi of the Month-Hilary Glassman

"I have not yet discovered what draws me day in and day out, but for now the practice is about doing something that makes me happy and feel great. I love the community and practicing with other like- minded yogis. I love the feeling of my heart pounding out of my chest. I love pushing myself to exhaustion. I love how every day is different and how this yoga seeps into my entire existence. I love how my love for my newfound passion grows every day. Finally, I love the heat! After all, I am a Florida girl!"    BYB’s Hilary Glassman

Hilary is also completing BYB’s 60-day Challenge, and we are proud that Hilary will be representing BYB at Bikram Teacher Training this Fall in Los Angeles.

BYB's 30/60 Day Challenge Participants
Completing Their Challenges in February Congratulations!

BYB 30/60 day challenge

Kate Sheeder (30)

Hilary Glassman (60)

Isabelle Edmunson (30)

Lizzy Silard (30)

Sher Anderson (30)

Karla Elie (30)

Katy Smith (30)

BYB Supports Bikram Yoga – Military Stress Study

India Military-related Stress Study

Please pass on to your friends, families and colleagues – including those at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS).

Brenda Mueller is a doctoral student working on her dissertation research project, which will look at the effects of Bikram hot yoga on military-related stress. You are eligible to participate in this study if you are active duty, reserve, or former/retired United States military and you practice Bikram hot yoga. Please note: it does not matter how long ago you separated from the military; as long as you have served in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, you can be a part of this study.

Your participation will be anonymous and confidential; she will not ask for any identifying information. All that will be asked of you is to complete an online questionnaire, which should take about 20 minutes. Your participation may help researchers gain important information regarding effective treatments for military-related stress.

To participate, please click the following link or copy and paste into your browser:

If you have any questions about this research project, please do not hesitate to contact Brenda at:
Brenda Mueller, M.A.

Principal Researcher

Military service members: If you have never tried Bikram hot yoga, you can practice at any Bikram Yoga studio, however Bikram Yoga Bethesda at 7832 Wisconsin Ave. may be a convenient location for you ( / phone: 301.215.7820).

BYB Congratulates the Winners of the Maryland and Mid-Atlantic Yoga Asana Championships as they prepare for the 2012 Nationals from New York City. Mar 2-4.

Visit USA Yoga Site

MD Regional Championship
Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship

Katie Shewbridge, Mary Ricards, Katy Dolan, Edward Garner, Eddie Hall, Luke Macdonald

District of Columbia: Kate Walters and Max Rosenburg
Virginia: Kelly Duncan, Sonja Wyche, Jennifer Vanderhart, Marc Hocking, Sean Walters, Allen Hummell, and Mallory Shipe


Work * Study @ BYB

Work * Study @ BYB

We are still seeking those committed and dependable yogis and yoginis who are interested in exchanging 3 hrs. of work a week for unlimited yoga! Please inquire at the front desk or contact Lee McDonald at

Remember Free Weekend Parking

Weekend Parking

at all Bethesda Public Parking lots. Several within 2 blocks of BYB!Click here for more information.

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