BIKRAM YOGA - 90 min


This class is taught by:

Jacqueline Logeman-Jansen

In 2006 Jacqueline began her Yoga Journey in The Hague, The Netherlands, at Bikram Yoga Den Haag, back then only the 2nd Bikram Studio in The Netherlands! At that time Jacqueline was a flight attendant, had a lot of pain in her spine and her wrists, and suffered from a major depression. She did not like her first class at all, but thought to herself: "well, everyone else in the room seems to be able to survive this hot yoga stuff, so that must mean I can too!"

Within 3 Months she noticed a major improvement in her whole well being and she was hooked for life.

She moved with her husband to Australia in 2007 and continued on her Yoga Journey in Brisbane. Always eager to learn, Jacqueline decided to go to Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 2008. Since graduating from TT she traveled all over the world to teach at some amazing Studios and spread the Yoga Love. She had the chance to meet many inspiring Senior Teachers, Coaches, and some amazing Yogi's!

After 2 years of traveling , in 2010 she decided to open her own Bikram Yoga Studio in Australia's Capital, Canberra. Here she was able to create Canberra's first ever Bikram Yoga Community. Over a period of 4 years she has lovingly created a welcoming Yoga Community in Canberra, always making sure to keep growing herself as well by attending as many workshops and seminars in Australia and around the world as possible.

After 4 years she decided to sell the Studio to focus more on family life. Her home base is now in Sydney on the Northern Beaches. Jacqueline is very excited to be able to help students reach a new level of confidence, to see them grow into the best person they can possibly be: themselves. She teaches a powerful class and likes to pay attention to detail.

"Two camels a day keeps the Chiropractor away!"

Martin Standring

Studio owner, Martin aka 'the Boss' certified in 2007 and is an inspirational and popular teacher. With over 3000 classes Martin has taught in some of the busiest studios in both England and Australia.

Before discovering Bikram Yoga Martin spent 14 years as a Fire Fighter. He was also a keen sportsman and was a self-confessed gym junkie! Due to the intense sports activities over a number of years Martin suffered serious knee injuries, which lead to arthritis in his knees and ongoing problems with his back and hips until one day is he was persuaded to try a Bikram class.

Back in those days Martin had very little flexibility and was unable to do many of the postures, which frustrated him, but he loved the complete body work out. He says that it was one of the hardest, most challenging things he had ever done in his life! After 5 weeks of regular practice he noticed his knees were pain free and the discomfort in his back and hips had eased. More than that something was happening internally. Through a regular Bikram practice he is a much calmer, happier person. 

Martin and his wife Katie met in the hot room and work as a great team.

Martin is one of the most popular teachers and its easy to see why. He teachers with humour and lightness whilst giving students an authentic 'dialogue' class every time.  

Martin also managers the yoga studio and he is available for students and teaches 7 days a week. 

Take Martin's class and be prepared to you laugh out loud, sweat and cry!

Jessica Whatham

Jessica was born and raised on Sydney's Northern Beaches and began practicing Bikram Yoga at 14 years old. Since then she has travelled, lived, and practiced Bikram Yoga in London and the United States.
 
After studying Business and Nutrition Jessica felt that something was still missing and in 2009 Jessica became a certified Bikram Yoga instructor. Jessica began her teaching career in the USA, teaching in studios in Miami and in the North Eastern USA. In 2013 Jessica moved back to Sydney and is very much at home back on the Northern Beaches.

Bikram Yoga is something that has always provided a sound body and mind for Jessica and she loves that as a teacher she can share those same benefits with her students.

"Teach what is inside you, not as it applies to you, but as it applies to the other." T. Krishnamacharya

Katie Standring

Studio owner Katie has been teaching Bikram Yoga since 2005, the longest serving teacher at the studio.
 
In a previous life Katie spend 20 years working as a Sales and Marketing professional in London.
 
When she first came to Bikram Yoga the hardest challenge was to simply lay still! Despite feeling uncomfortable both physically and mentally during her first few classes something kept her going back for more. She soon started to feel more connected with her true self and her life purpose.  Losing weight and becoming more flexible was a welcomed extra! After just one year of regular bikram practice she knew she wanted to teach!

Katie has been fortunate enough to have taught in some of the biggest studios in London, California and Sydney.

In 2007 Katie met Martin. Together they shared a dream to create a Bikram Yoga Studio which was full of love and to inspire people to improve their health and happiness. In 2012 Bikram Yoga Northern Beaches was opened. 

Katie loves 'holding space' for deep healing and transformation. In addition to teaching Bikram yoga, managing the studio  (with Martin) Katie teaches Yin Yoga and runs Yoga Retreats in Bali.

“Whatever your age, injury or prior yoga experience (if any at all), this yoga will benefit your mind and body in ways you never imagined possible”. Katie

Known for her compassion and gentle teaching style, she also has has a no-nonsense approach to life and believes that anything is possible with passion, clear intention and love.  

Katie has an amazing ability to connect with students whilst encouraging them to keep on sweating and smiling!

Barbara Pickova

Barbara grew up surrounded by a sporty family and has always been active and enjoyed sports, but it wasn't until she tried Bikram Yoga that she truly found herself. "I found something that makes me feel good from the inside out..... and the best thing is that great feeling doesn's stop!"

 

Barabara has practising Bikram yoga daily since 2006. She completed her teacher training in Spring of 2007 and taught in Singapore for two years before returning to Australia, where she spent six months teaching at a newly opened Bikram studio in Noosa.

 

Now she has returned back to Sydney where she first started and where she feels she belongs the most. "I am thrilled to teach alongside so many amazing teachers here. Teaching is my daily passion and I'm blessed to be able to share something I love with others around me".

Alison Roberts

Alison limped into her first Bikram Yoga class in 2001, walked out limp free and hasn’t looked back since.
 
While she came to Yoga to (successfully) avoid a hip replacement, she discovered the benefits to her overall health and wellbeing surpassed anything she had tried before. She quit the gym and became a dedicated Bikram Yoga practitioner.

Alison completed her Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 2012 and she has a range of experience from her time as a gymnast, gymnastics’ coach, karate student and fitness/aerobics instructor that enriches her understanding of human physiology. 

And not only that, Alison is also the founder of the DETOX a yoga mat purifying spray that we sell at the Studio! 

Come take her class and let Alison guide you though 90 minutes of HOT Yoga and let her help you discover the benefits of "Locking the Knee"! 

Rob Burland

Back in 2009, Rob’s partner Christel tried to persuade him to try out Bikram Yoga. Robs response was: “Yoga - men don’t go to yoga, can’t imagine blokes going to yoga.” After a heated discussion and to keep the peace Rob agreed to give it a go…
 
Rob, a keen surfer and runner at the time had read in a surfing magazine about professional surfers doing yoga and cross training to help them surf better; in fact, they were saying it gave them an edge over other competitors, helping to develop core strength and mental fortitude.  
 
His first class was hard, hot and strenuous on both body and mind. Half way through, he felt like throwing up and doing a runner for the door!  He attempted most postures but could not believe how inflexible he was! He was in awe of the rest of the class, many in there 40s, 50s and 60s, in front of him, nailing every posture in complete stillness, simultaneously maintaining a calm breath. He just knew he had to come back! Rob refused to be defeated so he went back to Bikram again and again and again. Each time, he noticed he was getting stronger, his breathing was getting easier and his mind was saying he could do this.
 
Within a month or two of regular practice, he felt incredible. Feeling energised all the time, sleeping like a baby! He noticed that he felt calmer at work. He was able to concentrate better and felt more relaxed and more confident around colleagues and customers.
 
In 2011, Rob took long service leave to pack his bags and head to the USA for the 9 weeks intensive Bikram Yoga Teacher Training. Becoming a Bikram Yoga teacher was a life changing opportunity.
 
Rob says that it’s been the most rewarding personal development of his life. During Robs classes he will share insights, passion and energy through and offer real inspiration to others.
 

Heather King

Heather has been a nurse for 20+ years, working in a variety of fields ( oncology, palliative care, rheumatology and research to name a few) and as a result is passionate about promoting holistic health and wellbeing to everybody.

Her own battle with breast cancer prompted her to follow her dreams and move to Australia in 2003.
Heather admits to being a heat junkie but had never heard of Bikram yoga before trying her 1st class in 2005 - her practise was sporadic initially until participating in her 1st 30 day challenge. Then she became hooked!!

Reasonably fit, she was well aware of the changes to her body with regular practice - but the changes to her psychological health continue to amaze her! 

Heather decided to go to Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 2014 and she truly believes Bikram yoga makes us bullet proof.
Heather says "forget what you can't do- it's what you CAN do that counts!"

Belinda Russell-Smith

Belinda began her Bikram Yoga journey in 2011. After practicing Hatha Yoga for years, a friend invited her to try a Bikram Yoga class. She found it was very intense & the class basically became a bit of a blur! But she had already purchased the Intro Offer so she tought to herself: I might as well use it!

After her fifth class she started to notice changes both physically & mentally. She was becoming more patient & peaceful, not just in the outside world but with herself. She was even learning to appreciate herself in a way she never knew possible. She bought a membership & was hooked! And the benefits just kept popping up!

After about a year she decided to muster up the courage & go to training to help spread the word... It took some time to pack up her life but she finally went to Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 2013 & has not looked back since!

Belinda has taught in Serbia, Scotland, England, Germany, Turkey, Luxembourg... it has changed her life & continues to bring her joy & fulfilment on a daily basis. It's not easy. She still has moments. She still has a posture that really challenges her. Every day is different yet it has consistency. Belinda loves chatting about the yoga and not just in the studio but all over town!

Bikram Yoga is the Hottest yoga in town! But more specifically, it’s a therapeutic hatha yoga sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises conducted in a heated studio, and suitable for all levels including beginners.

Bikram Yoga classes are 90 minutes. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class time for check-in.

The health benefits include: 
• Improve overall health and fitness
• Reduce stress
• Assist in losing weight and maintaining ideal weight
• Strengthen and tone the body
• Improve flexibility


Upcoming classes:

  • Thu 23 Nov 6:00 am - 7:30 am with Jacqueline Logeman-Jansen
  • Thu 23 Nov 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Martin Standring
  • Thu 23 Nov 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jessica Whatham
  • Fri 24 Nov 6:00 am - 7:30 am with Katie Standring
  • Fri 24 Nov 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Martin Standring
  • Fri 24 Nov 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm with Barbara Pickova
  • Sat 25 Nov 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Jacqueline Logeman-Jansen
  • Sat 25 Nov 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Martin Standring
  • Sun 26 Nov 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Rowena Jayne
  • Mon 27 Nov 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Jacqueline Logeman-Jansen
  • Mon 27 Nov 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm with Alison Roberts
  • Mon 27 Nov 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Martin Standring
  • Mon 27 Nov 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Rob Burland
  • Tue 28 Nov 6:00 am - 7:30 am with Heather King
  • Tue 28 Nov 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Barbara Pickova
  • Tue 28 Nov 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm with Belinda Russell-Smith
  • Tue 28 Nov 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jacqueline Logeman-Jansen