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!
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.
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".
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!
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!"
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
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"!