Rebecca Morosky Hoffman
Rebecca Morosky Hoffman, owner of BHYC, is filled with gratitude and joy to open the only Bikram Certified studio here in town. Born and raised in Columbus, she is a proud graduate of Columbus School for Girls, Boston College and University of Miami School of Law. Becky started practicing Bikram yoga in 2010 after many years of unhealthy habits and avoiding exercise altogether. Her mother dragged her to a local yoga studio, and while Becky enjoyed vinyasa and ashtanga yoga, she knew she had found her passion and purpose in life after trying the Bikram method. Immediately her insomnia and chronic back problems disappeared, her body became toned and strong and the stress reducing, mentally soothing effects immediately made her a devoted student. After only practicing one year, she attended Bikram teacher certification in the Spring of 2011 and has been teaching in studios all over the USA ever since.
"I feel so blessed. Thanks to Bikram yoga, I fell in love with myself and life all over again. This yoga has changed my life in so many wonderful ways I truly want to share it with as many people as possible. Our mission here at BHYC is to "safely teach Bikram yoga as a transforming tool for body, mind & spirit," and I take this responsibility, this privilege very seriously."
Becky loves seeing her 14 year old daughter, Lily, enjoying time at the studio and embracing Bikram yoga as a healthy, life affirming and fun practice!! Lily can't wait for other teens to join her in the hotroom - "Cute boys WELCOME! Talk to Mommy for teen discounts...."
Whitney is from Columbus, Ohio and loves it! She has always been very fitness oriented, involved in volleyball and track throughout school. She first tried yoga in 2006 and was instantly hooked - not believing how much better her body and mind felt! She soon became a hot yoga instructor teaching almost daily. In 2008 Whitney went to professional massage therapy school, becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). Whitney loves helping people heal their bodies holistically through regular massage therapy and a dedicated Bikram yoga practice. She passionately believes in the curative powers of both for the body, mind and spirit! In the Spring of 2012 she graduated from the challenging, inspirational, life changing Bikram Teacher Training in California and has taught in Cincinnati, Key West, Mobile, Toledo and Nashville. Whitney wholeheartedly agrees with Bikram Choudhury that "You are never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from the scratch once again!"
"A deep tissue massage after a rigorous Bikram hot yoga class has very intense and miraculous healing powers. Everyone should try it! I just feel so happy to be living my dream and very honored to be a certified Bikram yoga instructor. I credit my faith in God, my amazing family and many loyal friends for supporting and encouraging me on this wonderful journey."
Gretchen was born and raised in Massachusetts and graduated from Bikram Choudhury’s Yoga College of India in June 2008. Gretchen and her sister opened a studio in Lynchburg, VA in 2010. Having recently moved to Columbus with her husband, she is thrilled to have a beautiful studio in which to teach and practice. When not practicing or teaching yoga, she loves gardening, reading, and exploring Columbus. Her belief is that this yoga will change your life in the most wonderful way possible.