60 Day Challenge 2017
Sign Up Begins December 26th
Start January 1st-12st
What is the Bikram Yoga 60 Day Challenge?
Bikram says “Give me 30 days, I’ll change your body. Give me 60 days, I’ll change your life.” Challenge yourself to accomplish something that’s just a little beyond what you thought you could do! Although the challenge is a commitment of time, it is more importantly a commitment to your health, wellness and spirit.
Sign up for the challenge and commit to practicing 60 consecutive days of yoga. If you travel, take a 90-minute Bikram yoga class and bring back a receipt proving that you kept up the practice each day. If you do miss a day, you can make up a class by taking two in one day.
While the challenge is tough, working towards this goal as a community of members makes it easier and fun!
Why do it?
Experience for yourself the amazing physical, mental and physiological benefits of a daily practice. Enjoy a wide range of benefits including stress reduction, weight loss, increased energy and an improved overall sense of wellbeing! We hear it from students every time– do this, and you will transform yourself!
(Towel service might also be a good idea, doing laundry sucks.)
60 Day Challenge Testimonials
“I have been averaging 4-5 classes a week but plan to scale it up to at least 6 practices a week. Besides spending time with my family there is nowhere else I would rather be than at the studio. Staying motivated has been easy so far, I have completely fallen in love with this yoga- and knowing how awesome I am going to feel after class is more than enough motivation to keep me coming back!”
“I attribute everything good in my life to this yoga.” – BYSJ member, Carmel Miller
“I am a runner. I tried Bikram and started with once a week, then three times a week and then everyday with this challenge. I lost 37 pounds. My running improved as did my postures. I am doing more yoga now than running which I never thought that I would do.” – BYSJ Member, Sonya
“ The 9:15 am class is “The Housewives of Silicon Valley” and me! I am so happy to have shared this with my son. It has opened up so much communication with my son that had been lost for many many years.” – BYSJ Member, Ray Estrella
“The 60 Day Challenge taught me that “to breathe in and to breathe out” is useful in all aspects of life. I encourage everyone to do this challenge.” – BYSJ Member, Makeda
“The 60 day challenge has benefited me in so many ways not only has my practice been stronger, it has also made me more aware of taking better care of myself. It has made me powerful not just physically but mentally as well. Taking 90 minutes to do something for yourself is the most important thing you can do. It can change you’re whole attitude and outlook on life. All you need to do is take one class at a time, one day at a time. If I didn’t complete the challenge I probably wouldn’t have had the confidence to go to teacher training this April.” – BYSJ Volunteer and member, Theresa Fischer
“Finding Bikram Yoga is one of the best things I have ever done to my life. I started the practice 3 times a week in 2004. Over the years it not only shaped my body and improved physical condition – less sickness, more energy, relieved back pain, improved flexibility, the list goes on and on – but more importantly, gave me so much inner peace, inner strength, and confidence that helped me fight stress and take challenges.
In 2009, after 5 years of the practice, I became pregnant. With the help of our wonderful instructor Marialena who taught me the modified postures for pregnant women, I continued with the regular practice till due date. Through the 40 weeks, it helped regulate glucose level, reduce water retention, control weight, and alleviate back pain due to the baby weight. My son has been healthy and happy since day one. I would give lots of credit to the B.Y. practice.
The 60 Day Challenge pushed my limit to the next level. For 9 years I always gave myself excuse not to sign up, typical ones are like “3 times a week is enough for me, and I won’t have enough energy to do it everyday.
Luckily this year I finally decided to give it a try, and once again it completely changed my perspective. Yes I can do it and I DID it! Lesson learned: You are as strong as you think you are, so think stronger and then you will be!
Thank you Bikram Yoga for changing my life for better and more productive. Thank you Bikram Yoga San Jose for creating such a great community that lots of us call HOME!” – BYSJ 9 year member, Sherry Yu
“For the past five years, my health has been a rollercoaster due to Crohn’s disease. Before the challenge, I would wake up every day nauseous. I had pain and absolutely no energy. Half way through the 60-Day Challenge my health started to improve. By the end, my health has improved and I can say that I now feel “normal,” and that’s all I ever want.” – Gustavo
“I used to have back aches during car rides that were over an hour. Not anymore. Feet aches are gone too. I do not get sick as often as I used to and I work with kindgartners. My peace of mind is much improved. Bikram Yoga helps me feel love for myself and therefore my life and communities.“ – Katie