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!
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!
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".
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!"
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
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!"
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"!