Jul 7th, 2015
We catch up with Jude who teaches Pilates at the studio, to find out more about her Bikram practise, Pilates class and upcoming Pilates Workshop.
Pilates Workshop – Sunday 12th July 11am – 1pm – suitable for all levels – Book your place on the workshop here
Pilates class at the studio every Thursday 12pm – 1pm: The Pilates Flow class is in a warm studio, great for activating your core before or after a Bikram class.
Can you tell us about your upcoming workshop and what we can expect?
Jude – can you tell us a bit about your journey so far with Bikram Yoga?
I have been practicing hot yoga for about 7 years whilst I was training as a professional dancer in London. During this time I visited a Bikram studio a couple of times but I have to be honest, it wasn’t really my thing. I felt like I needed a more flowing yoga practice so I stuck to Hot Power Yoga. It wasn’t until I moved to Bristol in April that I decided to give Bikram yoga another try and I don’t know what it was, maybe the environment of the studio or maybe it was because of Jenny’s enthusiasm but I was converted straight away. Now I practice pretty much everyday.
What are the benefits of Bikram for you?
I’ve found that Bikram just has such a positive effect on my mood and if I miss practice I find my energy levels and general mood tend to be quite low. After giving up dancing professionally, it’s been so nice to find a form of exercise that is just about you and your body. I still practice and teach ballet and Bikram has helped to keep my strength up. It’s fun to push my flexibility and strength in a way that I haven’t really been able to do before.
I’ve really felt the Bikram has complemented my aerial silks training. I hadn’t practiced Silks for 2 years and I was so nervous to go back as I knew I was going to be really weak but my yoga practice aided this and built up my core faster than I had hoped for. Still have to do a few extra push ups though!
Earlier this year you went to the yoga championships with Laura, how did you find the experience?
Whats your favourite posture?
With the combination of Bikram, Pilates, dance and silks how has your practise changed?
So far you have done completed two of the 30 day challenges?
Pilates Workshop this Sunday 12th July 11am – 1pm – Spaces will be limited so book your place here