Greg began his journey with Bikram Yoga almost by default in 2009. A dear friend had completed teacher training and he supported her need to practice teaching by putting his body on the line, taking private classes at 4:30 in the morning before work, and was surprised to find that he enjoyed the physical challenge of the practice.
A few years later, at the lowest emotional point in his life, Bikram Yoga literally saved his life. By committing to his practice he regained structure and meaning in his life, and he happily attests to how his body began responding and repairing itself through regular practice. Even more astonishingly, one morning he forgot to take the chronic medication for stomach ulcers and reflux that he’d relied on for nearly 30 years, and has not needed to take it since.
He’d sustained numerous injuries as a competitive athlete, from playing Rugby into his twenties, and those sustained during the four years he served actively as a combat soldier. He smiles wryly as he recounts the ‘indecent’ number of fractures, dislocations, torn muscles and ligaments, and surgeries including a complete lumbar disk replacement, which he’d unlikely use as an excuse not to ‘try the right way’
He recalls that when he started his Bikram Yoga practice, he needed help putting socks on and only owned slip-on shoes as tying shoe-laces was mission impossible – this of course is a thing of the past.
Passionate about and driven to share the life-changing benefits he experienced from practicing Bikram Yoga, Greg qualified as a teacher in 2013. He is an energetic and compassionate teacher, with an ever growing knowledge of the healing properties of Bikram Yoga; emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and physically.
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