Bikram Yoga


This class is taught by:

Libby Nockles

I first tried Bikram Yoga during a trip to San Fransisco… Died in the class, but felt so good the next day, I went straight back. Within 3 months not only was my back pain gone, but I also felt so much better mentally as well as the changes I could physically see. Bikram crept more and more into my life, and when my company lost 2 planes in the September 11th attacks, I set out to bring it to Leicester, as I couldn’t imagine life without it. At that time my only access to classes was once a week, as a Flight Attendant for United Airlines. On September 11th 2004, after teaching in London, I opened the first Bikram Studio north of the capital. It was n’t long before people loved it as much as I did. It’s easy to be passionate about something that makes you feel so good. It always gives you precisely what you need , whether you know what it is ,you need or not. I never tire of talking about this amazing series . Now ,to see the ripple effect it has on other people life’s is credit to the simplicity and power of the yoga . All of the Teachers here ,including myself are passionate about this yoga. Practicing Bikram Yoga , just made us feel so good . All of us found this Yoga at a time when we needed it . All for very different reasons. We all found it changed our lives so dramatically that we became Instructors. You will hear that passion in every class we teach. We want you to feel as good as we do. It’s that Simple.

Paul Dobson

 
 
I discovered Bikram Yoga at a point in my life when the loss of a loved one had made me question my path. At the time I was a professional modern dancer, an artistic career that I loved, but suddenly all that I’d worked for felt inconsequential.
 
Desperate for some space and perspective I went on holiday, alone, to Miami. One afternoon I walked past a sign that said: “Bikram Yoga.” I walked into the studio curious, with no idea what to expect but by the time I finished that first class I knew this is what I’ve been looking for. After that introduction I returned to London with a clear goal and in spring 2006 I became a certified Bikram Yoga instructor.

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.

90 minutes
 
Bikram Yoga’s 26 postures systematically move fresh, oxygenated blood to your entire body, to each organ and fiber, restoring all systems to healthy working order, just as nature intended. Proper weight, muscle tone, vibrant good health and a sense of well being will automatically follow. The series is designed to scientifically warm and stretch muscles, ligaments and tendons, in the order in which they should be stretched. Bikram Yoga has a celebrity following of film stars and sports stars and is world renowned as an incredibly effective workout. Due to the intense, heated environment you burn more calories in a Bikram class than other styles of yoga. It also presents a big challenge for the mind as you are completely absorbed by the practice, making it a great stress reliever as well as building confidence.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed 16 Jan 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with John Walsworth
  • Sat 19 Jan 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Harbinder Bhoot
  • Sat 19 Jan 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with John Walsworth
  • Sun 20 Jan 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with John Walsworth
  • Wed 23 Jan 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Libby Nockles
  • Sat 26 Jan 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Harbinder Bhoot
  • Sat 26 Jan 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with John Walsworth
  • Sun 27 Jan 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with John Walsworth
  • Wed 30 Jan 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Libby Nockles
  • Sat 02 Feb 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Paul Dobson
  • Sat 02 Feb 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Paul Dobson
  • Sun 03 Feb 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with John Walsworth
  • Sat 09 Feb 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Harbinder Bhoot
  • Sat 09 Feb 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with John Walsworth
  • Sun 10 Feb 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with John Walsworth
  • Sat 16 Feb 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Harbinder Bhoot
  • Sat 16 Feb 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with John Walsworth
  • Sun 17 Feb 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with John Walsworth
  • Sat 23 Feb 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Harbinder Bhoot
  • Sat 23 Feb 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with John Walsworth