All our Bikram yoga teachers have undergone an intensive 9-week training program with Bikram Choudhury. Our teachers are there for you. Their knowledge, experience and passion will guide you, inspire you and challenge you. Bikram Yoga Launceston hosts local teachers as well as National and International teachers.
Jacki Walker, Studio director - Teacher training, San Diego 2010
It was 2003 when I discovered Bikram Yoga. I was living in Dubai and a studio opened close to where I worked. Bored with my regular exercise routine, I knew it was time to make some changes in my life and I was up for a challenge.
I was blown away in my first class. It was such an awakening, like nothing I had ever experienced before. I remember thinking, “This is the hardest class I’ve ever done, surely if I just keep turning up it would be impossible for me not to make a change!” So I gave it a red hot go, three times a week for the next six months and beyond. It became the only exercise I consistently applied myself to.
I initially approached the yoga from an exercise perspective. The physical changes came fast; I lost weight, had more energy and endurance for working long hours and my back pain and sciatica disappeared.
A nice surprise was the mental changes happening. I felt a shift in the way I reacted to daily challenges. At the time, I didn't understand what a positive impact it was having on my nervous system, all I knew was that I was less stressed, mentally clearer, happier and really excited about life.
Yoga woke me up on a conscious level. I had greater awareness of everything around me and it gave me balance while living in a city of overstimulation and extremes. I worked in the glamorous industry of Arabic weddings and events, but the lifestyle had started to lose its shine. I never dreamed that I would become a yoga teacher but, with time, my passion for the yoga grew and it organically became my purpose.
The experience of teacher training in San Diego in 2010 introduced me to an inner strength I hadn't known before and I was drawn to sharing this life-changing yoga with my family and friends back in Launceston. So, after 10 years in Dubai, I moved back to my hometown to build a Bikram Yoga community.
The studio, established in 2013, would still be just a dream without the support of amazing Bikram Yoga teachers, both local and from around the world, and especially the wonderful Launceston community which has embraced us and this life-changing yoga.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart x
Ingrid Reynolds - Teacher training, Los Angeles 2006
My first Bikram class was in Melbourne 2006. It was so challenging I debated ever returning, however something happened afterwards and I felt amazing. Later that year I flew to LA to do teacher training. Since then I have had some incredible opportunities to teach at studios from San Francisco to Manila, Bali, London, Berlin, Zurich, Copenhagen, Sweden, Melbourne, Byron-Bay, Sydney and now in my hometown, Launceston.
It humbles me each day to share in the student’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual transformations. I have been described by my students as a passionate and creative teacher with a keen eye for movement. I continue to gain so much from my own practice and the art of teaching. I travel regularly to undertake further trainings and workshops in Innate Transformation, Reiki Tummo, Bodyweather, Kundalini Yoga and Tantra teachings to deepen my teaching. I have a degree in Creative Arts and my community work engages my yoga and vice versa. My classes are fun and encouraging emphasising style and flow, breath, stillness and presence.
Lynda Roberts - Teacher Training, India 2015