Cheers to Andreas Juen and Christian Betancor-Leon (owner/teachers) at Bikram Yoga Commercial Drive – Vancouver, for making me feel like I just strolled in the front door at home. Andreas invited me to stop by a few months back when they joined us for the Global Bender so it’s great to drop in and say hello in person.
Not only are the boys sponsoring me with a 30 day pass, mat and towel, they threw in a stainless water bottle and shouted me a massage from resident masseur, Tim Cariou (Ah.. just what I needed!). Plus they set up a room at the studio for me to crash in for the month. In return, I’m happily putting in some time helping out with renovations to this very cool and community spirited studio. After all this time, it will be good to put some callouses back on the bum scratchers.
FYI, Commercial Drive is situated in east Vancouver. With a mix of residential and commercial, “The Drive” offers a community feel with a vibe similar to Surry Hills in Sydney or The Valley in Brisbane, Australia. Loads of health shops, ethnic and vegetarian restaurants and colorful characters!