December 31, 2018

The end of the year is a time when many of us make resolutions for the new year. If you are anything like me, over the years you have made many resolutions which never came to fruition. Often my goals are vague and broad, they come without a plan: Lose weight, be more organized, be more disciplined. For years I made these resolutions. Each January I would roll up my sleeves and say “this is the year” and by February, well you...

March 10, 2016


You can never tell where you will end up when you start your yoga journey. I showed up to my frist class hoping to put off surgery for a year or so. 11 years later, the places this journey has taken me are unbelieveable.


The yoga journey might send you to places you expect: To feel calmer, less stressed, to experience a healthier body. You might explore your own mind, heal past trauma, and come to terms with past events.


I wa...

August 25, 2015

Wellness--we use that word a lot in yoga. What does it mean? The dictionary defines wellness as:



  • the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.

  • an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.

At BYMV we are focused on wellness, creating a happy healthy you. Your health, your well...

June 13, 2015

Last month we held out first Yoga Night School. In every class the teachers give you all the information to do the postures. Occasionally, we even throw in a little information about what happens in a posture (physiologically, anatomically) with the body. But due to the nature of the class—creating a moving meditation, talking to the body—we can’t get into an in-depth discussion during class time. That is what Yoga Night Schoo...

April 1, 2015




That's a good question. Deciding how much you practice really depends on what your goals are for yourself. Are you in maintenance mode or are you in healing mode? 


Maintenance Mode: If you are using Bikram Yoga to maintain your current good health, to create more strength and flexibility, to help control stress, as a moving meditation and space for your personal growth, then practicing 2-3 classes per week is enou...

March 1, 2015

My car has large BYMV decals on it, so I get stopped in parking lots and public places all the time: “Are you Teri that teaches hot yoga? Oh, I have [blah blah blah problem] and my friend told me to come see you.”  Or they ask me:  “My (brother/cousin/wife) has [blah blah blah problem—like arthritis, type 2 diabetes, back pain, herniated discs, knee issues, hip issues, joint replacements, etc. etc.] Do you think this yoga will...

January 6, 2015

January is a time to hit the reset button in many ways. It is a chance to start anew. As a student, it's a great time to dedicate yourself to your practice and be a beginner again. Very often, after practicing a while we are less mindful about the series. Here is a chance to listen and watch with beginner ears and eyes. Like musicians and dancers, going back and working the basics, scales or bar work, reviewing the foundation,...

December 24, 2014

I was recently talking to a friend about our hopes and dreams for the future. I told her my dream is to one day open a wellness center. My friend laughed and I wondered "is that a silly dream?” She explained “It’s not a silly dream, it’s just YOU already HAVE a wellness center.” She went on to explain, " I’ve been to your studio, I have seen the students with hip, knee, and shoulder replacements. I have heard them in the hallw...

September 15, 2014


Trying new things, it's never really easy, is it? I remember stepping into my first Bikram Yoga class. It was in West Roxbury and Diane Ducharme taught my first class. I was nervous and concerned that I couldn't do anything. When I finally got started it wasn't so bad after all, and what a journey it has taken me on. I remember the first class I taught, the first posture clinic I ran at teacher training, the first class at my...

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