For me, Bikram Yoga is not just a job; it is a way of being and relating to the world. Teaching and practice are inextricably linked in an on-going process of self-discovery and transformation. Since getting my Bikram certification I have also qualified as a Dharma Mittra yoga teacher – a qualification which deepened and amplified my practice, enabling me to bring a more profound philosophical approach to my teaching. In 2006-2007 I also trained to become a holistic massage therapist, which increased my knowledge of the physical body. I have always been fascinated by the creativity of the body in motion and these complementary disciplines have given me a great understanding of how the body works in order to better guide my students in their practice. Many find that massage is particularly beneficial for dealing with stress and injuries.
My life changed radically when I became a Bikram Yoga teacher and it made me realise how easy to get locked into a “ladder” mind-set in our careers, relationships, or even hobbies. What I strive to share with my students is the awareness that you grow and become more yourself by challenging your preconceptions and being open to new experiences. It’s never too late for Bikram and never too late to change your life.