Vinyasa Workshop With Paul
Sam attended her first Bikram yoga class in April 2006 and immediately loved it- the challenge, the heat, the discipline, the energy and the 26 postures. 'I knew that I had found something very special and that I wanted to teach Bikram yoga one day.'
Sam loves that through her regular yoga practice, the lower back pain that she had suffered for several years has disappeared and she generally feels very healthy, particularly straight after class. Sam completed the Bikram yoga teacher training in September 2011, then in November 2014 she trained to teach aerial yoga. 'I am truly grateful and honoured to be able to teach this yoga and help others get the benefits from their practice,' says Sam.
For CJ, yoga has been a life-saver, bringing balance to her life. CJ's neck and shoulders, which were damaged in a car accident, became pain-free through regular practice. Importantly, she has learnt to focus and be satisfied with what she can give mentally and physically on a class-by-class basis every day, just as long as she's doing her best. CJ has extremely high standards and tries optimally in all aspects of her life, always committing to going that extra mile if that's what's needed. She truly believes that people of all ages can and should practice yoga, especially those from eight to nine years up. Life for young people is quite fast these days and more than anything they need to be in touch with their inner selves and know their limitations to build their self-confidence.
CJ's ultimate goal as a teacher, coupled with her natural ability to read the body and quickly assess misalignments and potential weaknesses, is to train some yoga champions of the future. CJ teaches a dynamic class, leaving your whole body worked hard. This leaves you energised and refreshed. In her dual role as a studio owner in Brighton and Balham, CJ hopes to enthuse all the students at her studios with her wealth of experience gained from observing how yoga really does heal, change the way we think and behave, but most of all, change the way we interact with people in our lives. 'Self love, self preservation and a will to succeed, starts with you.'