Val started practicing Bikram Yoga (the Original Hot Yoga), in 1996 at age 28. She had been given three prescriptions for arthritis pain from a broken hip at age 13, and was told she would need a hip replacement within 3-5 years. Val chose a more natural approach to reduce her symptoms and restore whole body health. In 1998, Val quit her successful corporate job, completed Bikram Yoga Teacher Training, and later that year opened her studio, Hot Yoga Pasadena. Val has been passionately teaching and sharing the therapeutic and healing benefits of the Original Hot Yoga series for more than 20 years. Informed by her own experience of managing chronic hip and back pain, Val specializes in teaching all bodies and offering individual modifications to allow access to the series. Ultimately, Val had a hip replacement in 2010, 15 years after starting her yoga practice, and not the 3-5 years predicted.
Val is the founder and executive director of OHYA, the Original Hot Yoga Association, Uniting, Supporting and Promoting Original Hot Yoga around the globe.
MASTER CLASS • Friday, Oct 25 • 3:30–5:30 PM • $35
Bikram Yoga with added time for demonstrations. Val specializes in teaching all bodies. Highly recommended for beginners, and those working with modifications. Excellent for all levels!
WORKSHOP • Saturday, Oct 26 • 12:30–3:30 PM • $105
Bikram Yoga workshop on postural alignment, therapeutic access to all bodies, injury, pain, and chronic issues. Val will provide individual modifications for specific issues raised. especially excellent for beginners and practitioners with limitations, and for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the practice.
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