Studio Directors

 

Georgina Gray

Georgina Gray

Founder and Studio Director
After practicing Ashtanga for 2 years to improve really severe scoliosis, Georgina came across Bikram yoga purely by chance and she got hooked immediately. Within several months, she noticed that not only her back felt healthier but every aspect of her life radically changed for the better. She realised that she had found the key to unlock her dreams.

Georgina has been practicing Bikram yoga since 2004 and it became as an important part of her life as personal hygiene…! A day without a class just doesn’t feel right. She went to USA to study with Bikram Choudhury to become a Bikram teacher in early 2007 and since than she has been teaching her heart away. She then taught for several years for Helen Currie in London in her studio in Chiswick, London, she also taught for Michele Pernetta in Queens Park and Old Street.

After 2 years of regular teaching Georgina gave up her high level media executive job in London and moved to Bristol to open Bikram Yoga Bristol in August 2009. The studio has been flourishing from day one. She loves the yoga and you can tell that from taking her class. She will make you work hard and you will learn lots about the postures and your own body. Her classes are always hard but inspiring and motivating. It helps to get you through the class! The studio, for many students, feels like a second home. The yoga is challenging in a way that brings confidence and joy into your life, as well as health and energy. “I feel blessed to run the studio and practice and teach yoga, I am inspired by people everyday.” Make this yoga part of your life, it works!

 

Carl Gray

Carl Gray

Founder and Studio Director
Since I was 16 years old, I have cycle raced, competed in triathlons, mountain biked and love walking long distance trials, I love to be active…

Being so active comes with a price, and I was becoming more concerned by the regular trips to my osteopath – to fix my sore back, painful thighs, twisted ankles etc. Every month I would be manipulated back into shape and within a week or two I was once again suffering with the usual aches and pains. My wife Georgina had been telling me about Bikram Yoga for quite some time, so one day I stepped into the hot room – Chiswick, West London. I was immediately hooked, I loved the heat, the concentration, the hard physical effort, and the 90 minutes of focus. It appealed instantly, it was cardiovascular, I was building strength and stability around my joints, I was stretching out all my tired muscles, and my back finally stopped aching. My lungs capacity increased, and my resting heart rate decreased.

After practicing Bikram Yoga for several years, and later returning to triathlon I can honestly say that I have never felt better, fitter or stronger, and with no injuries. My back feels stronger and never hurts, my knees no longer grown, I feel taller, overall I feel younger and much fitter than when I was in my 20′s!

I feel incredibly lucky to have discovered Bikram Yoga and its many benefits, not all immediately obvious. Since becoming a Bikram Yoga teacher I am keen to share my experiences as this yoga is a gift. I fully appreciate how mentally demanding the class can be, and I also understand how some of the postures can be a great challenge, for the new and the regular student.

I have learnt a great deal about myself, the realisation that absolutely anything is possible in life, you just have to keep maintaining a health body and the mind will believe.