This class is taught by:

Candace Beede

No matter where Candace finds herself on the globe, she enjoys an active lifestyle mixed with indoor and outdoor fitness. Originating from the mountainous Pacific Northwest corner of the United States, she enjoyed outdoor activities like snowboarding and hiking and additionally participated in CrossFit and a regular Bikram yoga practice.

Throughout her travels in South East Asia, Central and South America, Candace practised her yoga regularly, was always on the lookout for the next great hike and enjoyed trying new things like surfing. Since basing herself in Sydney's Northern Beaches in 2015, Candace discovered Bikram Yoga and a love of the hot room and it's detoxifying effects. Candace has felt a complete mental shift based on the meditation that comes with Bikram Yoga, and then Inferno Hot Pilates was introduced to the studio! Candace has is noticed how much stronger she felt with each class attended and could see long, lean muscle mass develop quickly.

More than anything, she loved the feeling of coming into class and exceeding her own expectations every time! 

Candace believes that when we invest in ourself, we are better equipped to make a positive impact on the world around us.

Naturally, when the opportunity presented itself to become an Inferno Hot Pilates Instructor, she jumped at the chance! Her true passion for the Inferno comes through as she empowers students to do their best and have fun!

Candace say "When you walk out of the hot room you will have an extra spring in your step!"

Gay Raubal

Gay has been practicing Bikram Yoga since 2013. A regular practitioner of Iyenga, Ashtanga and other Hatha yoga's' for 8 years, Gay was no stranger to yoga - or so she thought! "I remember in my first Bikram class trying every trick in the book to cope; I felt like I'd been hit by a truck, I'd never experienced anything like it". However after about two months of practice, she realised something amazing was happening, her energy levels were higher she had no more pain from arthritis and she had new found flexibility & true concentration never before gained from her past yoga experiences. Gay found such a passion for Bikram Yoga that she has completed several personal challenges including doubles challenges -'two classes a day, every day for a month'. What was amazing to Gay during the challenges was that Bikram yoga created so much energy that on some days she even did three classes a day. In 2017 the studio owners discovered another incredible discipline -' Inferno Hot Pilates'. Gay jumped at the chance to try it and she was hooked, she immediately became an Inferno Hot Pilates teacher. "Inferno is an incredibly beneficial practice in its own right, but it's also the perfect complement to Bikram Yoga; practicing both really does build strength to create flexibility. Gay's classes are strong, motivating and fun. " I'm incredibly excited about the combined health benefits of Bikram Yoga and Inferno Hot Pilates and I truly believe that everyone who practices Bikram and Inferno will feel better than they’ve ever felt in their life".

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.

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!

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!

Get ready for a hot new HIIT regime, invented by former world-class athlete Gabi Walters, and imported from the USA! Inferno Pilates is a challenging, full body, low impact, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class using Pilate’s principles.

Prepare to get leaner, stronger and fitter, all without any stress on joints that a high impact workout can create. The 1-hour core-sculpting class, led by instructor and experienced Instructors is held at a sweat-enhancing 37 degrees and designed for ALL fitness levels. Burn up to 500 calories in one session!

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon 22 Oct 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Candace Beede
  • Mon 22 Oct 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Candace Beede
  • Tue 23 Oct 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Gay Raubal
  • Wed 24 Oct 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Rob Burland
  • Wed 24 Oct 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Candace Beede
  • Thu 25 Oct 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm with Gay Raubal
  • Fri 26 Oct 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Gay Raubal
  • Fri 26 Oct 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Rob Burland
  • Sat 27 Oct 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Gay Raubal
  • Sun 28 Oct 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Gay Raubal
  • Mon 29 Oct 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Candace Beede
  • Mon 29 Oct 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Katie Standring
  • Tue 30 Oct 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Gay Raubal
  • Wed 31 Oct 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Rob Burland
  • Wed 31 Oct 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Martin Standring
  • Thu 01 Nov 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm with Katie Standring