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Greenwich Bikram Yoga Teacher Frannie Rochat Opening New Studio

Former Greenwich yoga instructor Frannie Rochat is owner and director of a new Bikram Yoga studio, which is coming to Rye Brook this winter.
Former Greenwich yoga instructor Frannie Rochat is owner and director of a new Bikram Yoga studio, which is coming to Rye Brook this winter. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Former Greenwich Bikram Yoga instructor Frannie Rochat will be opening a Bikram Yoga studio in Rye, N.Y., this winter.

Rochat, who is owner and director of the new studio, has practiced yoga for nearly 20 years.

In 1998, while working as a fixed income trader in London, a friend introduced her to the practice. She was immediately drawn to its physical and psychological health benefits.

As Rochat continued to work and raise her young family, she found Bikram Yoga offered a much appreciated sense of balance and well being.

Her passion for this unique practice led her to train as an instructor in 2006.

Over the years, she has worked at several local studios, including Yoga Center of Greenwich and Bikram Yoga in Scarsdale, N.Y., and she has held yoga workshops in local schools.

She also established a studio in her home, where she developed a loyal and enthusiastic following.

In the spring of 2013, with the support of her family, community and yoga mentors she took her training to another level and immersed herself in Bikram’s rigorous nine-week Teacher Training.

Her style of teaching combines years of intense training with some of the nation’s leading yoga instructors and a close study of Bikram’s hatha yoga postures and their benefits.

She lives in Rye with her husband, four children and chocolate lab.

The studio will be in the Rye Ridge Shopping Center, Plaza & South, located at Ridge and Bowman avenues in Rye Brook, N.Y.

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