Meet our students, all ages, body shapes and fitness levels
Michael Parsons Practicing since 2007 I started coming to Bikram classes at the insistence of my family in 2007 at the tender age of 57. Previously I had kept fit by cross-country running and swimming and, having a background in agricultural science, was highly skeptical of the value of yoga. I wondered what had hit me after the first few standing exercises of the first class but I enjoyed the ‘high’ of completing it. I was soon convinced of its value as a fitness and wellbeing aid. One of the things that has stood out for me is how I can always do classes even when I have had injuries and aches and pains caused by other activities. I am now convinced that, given my age, I would not be nearly as healthy or flexible without these yoga classes; even though I often struggle to fit in a weekly class. If it is possible, I will be doing yoga classes until I cannot move anymore. I have always liked the peace and tranquillity of the studio. My greatest fear is the likelihood of falling asleep before the start of class due to how relaxed I feel when entering the room!! The warm, the silence, a few stretches and I am ‘gone’. It is a great studio; plenty of class options throughout the day. Were it not for so many options and classes I would not be able to make it. One of the great things of the Bikram classes are the different teachers, all, without exception, great. They are all different, and, although the basic dialog is similar, one finds that one focuses on the different parts of a posture with a variety of teachers.
Nance Demecillo Practicing since 2017 I started with Friday Tight Ass classes, just to try with a friend. During the session I wanted to give up and go out of the room before mid-way of the class, but then I scanned the room and I saw different kinds of people.. the young, the old, men and women. Then I realised… I could do it. Maybe not today, or tomorrow, but soon. The studio made me see that even though we (I) think little of myself I can do it. It made me see the beauty in every body and how we can push ourselves to be better, not just at yoga but also at making each one feel better. Keep up the good work Yoga for the People.