B90 (Bikram 90)

This class is taught by:

Jessica Smith

Jessica always thought yoga was for wimps who didn’t like a “real” workout. Being the atypical athlete from Santa Cruz, she never thought she would fall in love with a low-impact activity, like yoga. I mean, yoga isn’t even in the Olympics, so why would she take it seriously? However, two weeks after having her first child in 2011, she went running and ruptured her perineum stitches. That’s when she had to find “something else” to lose the weight.

Jessica began doing hot yoga when her first child was three weeks old. She was eager to get the baby weight off as quickly as possible. Then the magic of hot, hatha yoga crept into her body, her soul, her mind, and the weight ended up coming off too. Instead of just losing the 60 she had gained, she lost 80! Beyond the weight loss, hot yoga has opened Jessica’s mind and body to being able to do anything at any age. She comes from a dynamic, athletic background with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and aspirations of becoming a professional soccer player in her 20’s.

Now, seven ACL reconstructive knee surgeries and two kids later, Jessica's love of hot yoga has guided her from the corporate world to becoming a yoga instructor. Yoga has provided her the ability to make the most of her time with her family, as well as foster a deeper connection with her practice and guiding others through their own practice. Jessica is excited to introduce yoga as a part of your daily life to achieve a better work/life balance and experience true relaxation and peace. She truly believes that the mind-body relaxation experienced after yoga will increase your ability to stay focused and become more successful in your life. There is magic in this practice!

With the support of her oh-so-handsome husband, Jessica now teaches yoga in the Bay Area and enjoys time with her family when she’s not in the hot studio. Jessica has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and speaks Spanish. Her energetic-personality makes for a very inspiring, motivational, class experience.

“For me, hot yoga mimics everyday life struggles. Finding comfort in the discomfort of the hot room, my own body, and my own mind have given me the ability to grow as a mother, a wife, and a friend. This yoga allows me to breathe more easily, to see the trees blow in the wind, and actually take the time to stop and watch. This yoga can help you find the beauty in everything, internally and externally. Namaste~”

Faye Hirsch

Bay Area resident since the age of seven and a trained dancer from the age of two, Faye Delores Gault knew that Bikram Yoga was not for her after her first class in 2005. But something (muffin top) drew her back into the hot room in January, 2007 and her regular practice began. Faye did not know that everything was about to change. While she did lose a great deal of weight, increase her strength & flexibility, gain self-confidence & learn where her hands-palms are, she suspects that vast, unseen changes continue to occur in her body & mind, profiting her in marvelous, vital ways.

After several years of regular practice at Bikram Yoga, San Rafael, Faye sojourned east to ham it up in the East Village of Manhattan, and got whipped into shape at Bikram Yoga Union Square, learning the joy of stillness between postures and the freedom of moving with the words.

In spring, 2010, after nine unforgettable weeks in the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Faye completed Bikram’s World Famous Teacher Training and graduated alongside 350 other yogis, young and old, from around the world and her best friend, Liz. She was named Miss Anatomy, earning a trophy for the class’ highest score on the anatomy test. It was one of the top four days of her whole life.

Faye is honored and privileged to teach Bikram’s Beginning Yoga class and to pass on the knowledge, love and encouragement her incredible teachers have shown her. Her students inspire and impress her. Faye is ever grateful to all of her teachers, family, friends, and especially, to Jefferson, Lizzy, and Adam.

Katite Gumucio

After a friend's recommendation, I started doing yoga in the early 90's, and I started doing Bikram yoga in 1994. At the time, I liked the way I felt after class, and I really enjoyed spending time with the people in my classes.  Over the years, I've kept up with my practice because of the calm and clarity I get from it, and the improvements I see and feel in my body.
I trained with Bikram in Los Angeles in 1996, and I've taught for so long because I enjoy helping others with their practice, and it's very meditative for me to teach.

Courtney Bigony

I first developed my passion for Bikram yoga five years ago while pursuing my musical talents as a singer songwriter and studying Communication at CU Boulder. Soon enough, I walked away from writing, recording and performing and found my new passion in the healthier world of Bikram yoga. After a year of dedicated practice, I experienced the remarkable healing powers of Bikram yoga when I sustained a knee injury while backpacking in the Alaskan backcountry. That injury led to chronic tendonitis, a condition that medical professionals advised could only be remedied, but never fully cured. I challenged that diagnosis with a consistent Bikram practice and am now pain free. My interest in Bikram yoga has extended beyond the yoga studio and into all aspects of my life. In my final year of college, I focused my thesis on the identity of Bikram yoga instructors and finding meaning in work. In the Fall of 2012, I attended Bikrams teacher training. As a lifelong student and believer in the incredible benefits of the 26-posture series, I hope to eventually transfer my passion for yoga and communication into a career in corporate wellness and workplace happiness.

Jefferson Parker

Jefferson changed his life through yoga.  When he discovered yoga, he was living in constant and severe chronic pain and suffering from intense depression. Following a series of accidents, which caused substantial injury, he was physically limited and gained over 110 pounds. He was no longer able to paint, one of his many passions, and felt hopeless. Everyone in his life worried for his well-being, especially his family.

Jefferson's father Hal convinced him to try Bikram Yoga and after only a couple of classes, Jefferson met Bikram Choudhury. Bikram looked at Jeff's injured, overweight body and flat out promised, "Boss, you do my yoga every day and I will give you your life back." For weeks Jeff struggled but Bikram's encouragement gave him the faith he needed to continue in spite of his difficulties. After only six months of practice, Jefferson was physically well enough to attend the intense Bikram Teacher training.

After completing the Bikram Teacher training with Bikram Choudhury, Jefferson then trained in Bikram further with Mary Jarvis in San Francisco. Let's just say, Jefferson eventually lost those 110 pounds and got a new lease on life. By becoming physically fit through regular yoga practice, Jefferson was able to strengthen out his mind and spirit in addition to his body. He then decided he wanted to pass this gift on and help others gain control over their lives.

Being so inspired by the transformation in his life through yoga, Jefferson went on to open several Bikram Yoga studios around the country with locations in Nevada and Massachusetts. Due to further health complications and a desire to be near his family and hometown of Marin, Jefferson returned to San Rafael.

He took over what was then Yoga Loka, the 8th established Yoga College of India, changing the name to Bikram & Power Yoga San Rafael.  The studio is now called Frequency Yoga in order to encompass the array of multi-modilty offered at the center.  Part of the modality currently offered in addition to the original mission of Bikram Yoga is Vinyasa Yoga and TRX suspension training.  Jefferson trained in Vinyasa Yoga with Baron Baptiste (over 920 hours!) and has completed all the TRX training as well as Melt Method.

It was a fantastic studio when he took it over and it continued to flourish over the years. Our studio has won Best of Marin first place eight years in a row for yoga and spent several years in the Hall of Fame for Best of Marin.

Ever grateful for his restoration to health, he continues to operate Frequency Yoga and currently teaches regular Bikram classes on Monday and Wednesday morning.  He looks forward to meeting you and passing on this gift!

The classic 26-posture beginner series. Excellent as a strengthening, flexibility, and recovery tool. Room is heated to over 105°F and humidity is added to keep you limber. All levels welcome.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Dec 12 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Jessica Smith
  • Tue Dec 12 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Ivo Kytka
  • Wed Dec 13 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Faye Hirsch
  • Thu Dec 14 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Katite Gumucio
  • Thu Dec 14 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Julie Shannon
  • Fri Dec 15 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Katite Gumucio
  • Sat Dec 16 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Courtney Bigony
  • Sat Dec 16 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Kathryn Keown
  • Sun Dec 17 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Kathryn Keown
  • Sun Dec 17 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Jefferson Parker
  • Mon Dec 18 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Mara Lewis
  • Mon Dec 18 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Jefferson Parker
  • Tue Dec 19 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Jessica Smith
  • Tue Dec 19 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Ivo Kytka
  • Wed Dec 20 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Katite Gumucio
  • Thu Dec 21 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Katite Gumucio
  • Thu Dec 21 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Julie Shannon
  • Fri Dec 22 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Katite Gumucio
  • Sat Dec 23 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Courtney Bigony
  • Sat Dec 23 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Kathryn Keown


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Frequency Yoga, Cycle and Fitness

1295 2nd Street, 2nd Floor (Corner of 2nd & C St.)

San Rafael, CA 94903 
Phone: 1-415-453-9642