International Yoga Champion Gloria Suen Coming to Bikram Falls Church!

Saturday April 14, 2018
Beginner’s Posture Clinic and Workshop 
1:30PM- 3PM
Sunday April 15, 2018
Gloria will lead 84 ASANA Series
12:30 to 2:30pm
Limited space – this special event will sell out!

Yoga Portraits at JR Studio on August 08, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra)

Gloria Suen is the 2014 and 2012 IYSF Women’s International Yoga Asana Champion and four-time national champion (Singapore and USA). As a former high school track and cross-country runner, dedicated road racer and two-time marathon finisher, mileage had caught up with her body. She decided to try a lower impact, healing activity – yoga!

Gloria was fortunate enough to start her yoga journey studying with Ky Ha and Dev Kapil (2007 and 2009 Men’s International Yoga Champion, respectively); and subsequently studied with Maty Ezraty, a long-time Ashtanga / Iyengar yoga teacher. They consistently taught her a practice of intensity, balanced with alignment and awareness. Gloria found participating in the yoga championships to be a great experience and catalyst to developing her yoga practice. But the road just began there. She continues to evolve her understanding of yoga asana through her own practice and helping others with theirs.
Gloria Suen is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor:
  • Tatva Yoga (200 hr advanced teacher training with Dev Kapil)
  • Pure Yoga (100 hr advanced teacher training with Maty Ezraty)
This workshop is designed for students of all levels to take their practice deeper and understand their alignment. Gloria will explain how to engage the full body in each beginner series pose. Learn to see your body in a new way so you can correct your alignment and achieve your wellness goals.  
12:30PM – 2:30PM
Advanced Class:
Gloria is one of only a few yoga practitioners in the world who can do all 84 postures in the Ghoshlineage. All levels are welcome to attend this class to learn about postures outside of the regular beginner series and see them performed by a master. 


Beginners who have taken 10 Bikram classes are welcome to attend.



For further details please email your questions to Scott 
at the email address below.  
Thanks so much for your support!

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BYFC is pleased to announce that we are now offering Hot Pilates, Hot Vinyasa and Yin yoga classes! In addition to Bikram’s Beginner Series, 60 Minute Express, and music classes, we wanted to offer our beloved yogis more opportunity to expand their practice, mind, body, and soul!

With all the new changes happening at BYFC, please be sure to check our schedule for the latest classes and times.

We look forward to seeing you in the hot room!

Inclement Weather Schedule Changes

At Bikram Yoga Falls Church we try very hard not to cancel classes. But, sometimes the weather can make it difficult for both teachers and students to get to the studio safely. If bad weather is occurring or has recently occurred, please check our online schedule for class cancelations before leaving your house for a class. We will also try to post information on Facebook, but the class schedule is always your best bet for up-to-date class information. Follow this link to our online class schedule:

Student Testimonial

In 2009, after a lifetime of aggressive running, I herniated a disc in my cervical spine between my C4 and C5 vertebrae.

For weeks I experienced acute pain down my left arm radiating down from my left shoulder to my left hip.  It was excruciating even to rest, to sleep, or to walk.  My doctor told me I had three options: live with the pain, undergo an Anterior Cervical Discectomy or take cortisone shots for the rest of my life.  I decided to undergo the discectomy. 

The spine fusion procedure began with transverse incision in the lower front of my neck. The underlying musculature was carefully dissected, allowing the surgeon to expose the front of the cervical spine by retracting the esophagus and trachea toward midline and the carotid artery and associated structures to the side.  A retractor was placed to protect the soft tissues.  The intervertebral disc was removed and reconstructed to support the normal load of the cervical spine by inserting a human cadaver bone graft.  The intent was to promote the formation of a living bridge of bone between the previously distinct vertebrae.  Finally, the surgeon fixated the grafted segments with a titanium plate and 4 screws providing for further stability and promoting adequate fusion as well as preventing dislodgement of the bone graft.  The surgery was a success but I was warned about limited mobility and the fact that that the rest of my discs were desiccated and future surgeries might be required.

Later that summer, I decided to try Bikram Yoga because I heard of its benefits for the spine and I wanted to improve my neck’s limited mobility and the overall health of the rest of my discs to prevent surgeries.  At first, the classes were hard and uncomfortable. I had set backs regularly.  Over eighteen months, I saw gradual progress.  Now, five years out from the surgery, I have much more mobility in my neck and live a better, more active life without being concerned about my discs.

I recognize that practicing more frequently would be better for me but due to my busy life with a demanding full time job, family responsibilities, teens’ after school activities, and church service, I can only do Bikram twice a week.  Nevertheless, I am in my fifties and every time I practice, I experience inner peace, more relaxation, better sleep, increased range of motion, and a beautiful feeling of being strong and in control of my life.  Gracias Yoga Bikram!