2007 Champions

Cynthia Wehr 2005 & 2007 (tie) USA YOGA GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Cynthia Wehr has been practicing yoga for 15 years and became a Bikram Yoga Teacher in Spring 2003. She earned the USA and World Yoga Champion title in 2007. This gave her the opportunity to travel the world to teach and demonstrate. She spent a lot her time teaching in Tokyo, Japan for Bikram Yoga Japan and in Bikram Yoga San Jose until June 2011. 

Cynthia opened her own Bikram Yoga Studio in Mountain View, CA in July 2011. Since 2008, Cynthia has judged regional, US, and International Championships as well as being on the board of the USA Yoga Federation, working closely with Rajashree Choudhury/USA Yoga board members to introduce Yoga as an Olympic sport.She also coaches competitors every year as well as being a part of bringing the Yoga community together by being involved in the social networks.

 The constant inspiration and change Cynthia has witnessed and experienced feeds her soul daily to keep teaching Bikram yoga forever. To bring yoga to children and children to yoga is the ultimate destination, the big step for truly creating a more peaceful, honest planet. By bringing yoga championships into the light, into everyones home, can make this destination possible.


Born in Vietnam, Ky immigrated to the United States at the age of 3 where he grew up in Houston, TX.  Ky grew up encountering a multiple auto accidents resulting in breaking his legs and arms.  As a result of these accidents he suffered many ailments through his body including severe back, neck and joint pain.  After beginning the practice of Bikram yoga; Ky discovered something that has truly transformed his body and life.  "In the beginning, I hated going to class in the beginning. I was so weak and inflexible, I couldn't even touch my toes!" Through sweat and determination, Ky has managed to build strength and flexibility as a result of an everyday practice.

With the encouragement of his teachers, Ky attended Bikram's teacher training during the summer of 2004.  Shortly after that Ky participated in his first yoga asana championships where he won first place at the Texas regional competition which qualified him into the national competition where he placed fifth.  That year was extremely influential to Ky future as he was inspired by all those who were participating.  The following year Ky returned to the championship finals securing second place in the U.S. and third place internationally.  Participating in the championships each year, Ky has learn from each performance on stage.  On his third year; Ky was privilege to be able to be coached and mentored by Jim Kallett; a very senior instructor of Bikram yoga.  With Jim's aid, Ky competed in the 2007 championships where he was victorious as the men's United States champion as well as the men's international champion.

After winning the championships, Ky embarked upon a tour along with women's champion Cynthia Wehr.  Together they travelled around the world promoting the yoga asana championships, performing demonstrations and coaching future competitors.  Ky spent two years afterwards teaching in Singapore and currently now resides in London where he actively coaches competitors for the international championships each year.  Ky is a dynamic and enthusiastic individual and his teaching skills has been responsible for a number of competitors in the top ten each year including 2009 men's international champion Dev Kapil.  Ky also serves as an international judge.  He has judged championships all around the world including Thailand, Czech Republic and Australia.  Ky realizes the importance of the championships and how much he has grown from the experience, that is why he is so dedicated and focus to help others achieved the same goal.