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Val Sklar

Hot Yoga Pasadena
Val Sklar Robinson began Bikram Yoga in 1996 after developing arthritis from a teen hip injury.  The yoga became a powerful to help her feel better and aided in putting off a hip replacement for 15 years instead of the 5 predicted by doctors. Val attended Bikram's Teacher Training in LA in 1998 and opened Hot Yoga Pasadena (formerly Bikram Yoga Pasadena) later that year.  Val also studied Astanga yoga for 6 years in the middle of her 20 year Bikram practice and made 2 trips to Mysore, India to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.  Val also created a yoga series just for preteen/teen girls that she teaches both to at risk youth in her community along with private classes at her studio.  Val's love and dedication to Bikram yoga lead her to create the Original Hot Yoga Association to help Original Hot Yoga continue to grow and thrive. ohyassociation.com