Archive | June, 2009

Mounting Pilatus

With movements restricted on and off the past few days due to inclement weather, I’ll reminisce on a perfect day atop Mt Pilatus, high above Luzern, Switzerland. Sonja’s good friend, Ruth Ott, Leiterin Personal (HR Manager) for Pilatus-Bahnen offered to take Sonja, Julie and I on a complimentary tour! After a breakfast of coffee and […]

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Hot numbers at Bikram Yoga Luzern!

We had a record today with 22 hot yogis in class! It may not sound like many, but it’s a new studio in this small, but oh so lovely city of Luzern in Switzerland, so Liliane & Julie (owner/teachers) are still building numbers and awareness. It was such a surprise, when I quietly opened the […]

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Growing younger!

In other news… it’s my birthday today! I was really hoping to turn a year older today but since I started Bikram, I just keep staying the same age! Never to be outdone in birthday card stakes, my little bro’ Ian dressed down for the occasion and sent through his birthday cheers via his website: […]

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Inspiring message from Alisa Loigman

Following is a Facebook message from Alisa Loigman a yogi from Bikram Yoga Kearny Mesa, San Diego, California. I hope you don’t mind me posting your message here Alisa, but I thought it truly inspiring, not just for yogis at Kearny Mesa, but everyone around the world doing the Global Bender Challenge. Thanks Alisa! “Today […]

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New Progress Pics for May

I’ve just updated my Progress Page to display the latest photos (for May). The pictures were actually taken by Liliane after I arrived in Luzern as things got a little crazy during the last few days in Budapest. This happened in the last 3 locations so at least I’m consistent! So the photo may not […]

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Nightmare on Truellhof Strasse

“I have a small ‘program’ for you today” Sonja smiles when I finally drag my tired, ruffled body out of bed. It’s 10:30 and I’m kicking myself for not getting up before 08:00 when the hot water was turned off in the apartment block for maintenance over the next 3 days. A vision of cold […]

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Global Bender record?

It was great news to hear from Ray Mathews on the Global Bender Facebook Group, “We have your back here in sunny Southern California… there are 45 people signed up for the June Global Bender Challenge at Bikram Yoga Kearny Mesa“. WOW, can you believe it, is this a record? Let’s find out! It would […]

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Going for “magnum” in Luzern

I’m still finding my feet in this gorgeous little city of Luzern. For some reason my compass is not working at all and I keep turning left when I should be going right. I’m not sure if I’m suffering from the same affliction as Derek Zoolander but since I’m on the bike, I end up […]

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Double Class: Day One, Global Bender!

Arriving in Switzerland was somewhat of a shock. I was feeling a little numb, not quite sure if I was ready (see Clean Slate) so what better way to throw myself into month five and the Global Bender by doing a double. Timo (teacher at Bikram Yoga Zurich) had emailed me several weeks before asking […]

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Clean Slate

After yet another touching farewell I find myself alone again. Well, not quite as I’m locked with many in a cylindrical bubble, vibrating on the runway about to hurtle towards another location, another challenge, another.. home. We’re pushed back into our seats as the aircraft hungrily eats its way into the sky, sniffing an uncertain […]

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