BIKRAM YOGA - 90 min

This class is taught by:

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!

Rowena Jayne

Rowena Jayne is a leading international Yoga Instructor, Advanced Raw Food Chef and Wellness Presenter. She is a qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist and has studied Ayurvedic Medicine, Remedial Massage, Raw food Nutrition, Usui reiki and various other modalities.

Rowena’s passion, skills and experience has contributed to the transformation of thousands of lives across the globe through her yoga classes, workshops, retreats, published articles, social media and contribution to a major international yoga teacher training academy, in which she worked for two years.

She is the Two Time, Australian Yoga Champion and coached the 2nd and 3rd place getters in the Female Youth Division of the Australian Championships in 2011.

She has been featured in Inside Sport, Sunrise (channel 9), Channel 7 News, and has written various articles on yoga for Sports blitz, The Australian Women’s Health and the Australian Natural Health magazines. Having undertaken her culinary education with Award Winning, Raw Chef, Matthew Kenney, some of her plating and food pictures are regularly featured on his social media platforms.

Rowena’s first book – The Joy of Real Food – was published in 2015. The book made it to her publishers Best sellers list in the first three weeks of publication! (The Joy of real food for sale at the studio upon request)

Anyone who has crossed paths with Rowena can’t help but be infected by her bubbly personality and her great passion for Bikram Yoga and wellness.

Rowena continues to be inspired by the amazing potential we individually have. It is her personal mission to uplift YOU and make an outstanding contribution to the enhancement and transformation to YOUR LIFE through yoga, real food and healthy living. 

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

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:

  • Mon 22 Oct 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm with Martin Standring
  • Mon 22 Oct 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Rowena Jayne
  • Mon 22 Oct 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jessica Whatham
  • Tue 23 Oct 6:00 am - 7:30 am with Heather King
  • Tue 23 Oct 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Rowena Jayne
  • Tue 23 Oct 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm with Belinda Russell-Smith
  • Wed 24 Oct 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Martin Standring
  • Wed 24 Oct 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm with Belinda Russell-Smith
  • Wed 24 Oct 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Martin Standring
  • Thu 25 Oct 6:00 am - 7:30 am with Heather King
  • Thu 25 Oct 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Martin Standring
  • Thu 25 Oct 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Jessica Whatham
  • Fri 26 Oct 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Martin Standring
  • Fri 26 Oct 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm with Jessica Whatham