Instructors

Local Instructors

All our instructors are qualified Bikram Yoga Teachers. Click on the instructors name below to view their profile. (Check the notice board at the studio for visiting instructor profiles.)


Stuart Wright

Studio Manager/Owner

Julia Brown

Local Instructor

Karen Then

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Sarah Neville

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Jo Harvey

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Megan Bill

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Kira Bumford

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Lisa Johnston

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Hannah Gillete

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Binny Liu

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Kat Gregory

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Jasmine Lim

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I first discovered Bikram Yoga whilst living in London in 2007 and I was immediately drawn to the yoga. As tough as the first class was I had never felt so fantastic. Enjoying all the challenges each and every class presented I quickly noticed changes to my body and I was calmer and more relaxed. I was hooked!!

Deciding to make the transition from an Accountant to Bikram Yoga Teacher I embarked on the Fall training in Acapulco Mexico in 2008. Not knowing what to expect other then 9 weeks of torture I let go of any resistance and went along for the Bikram Teacher Training Journey and loved every minute of the life changing experience. Since returning from training I have taught in London at the Fulham, Balham, City, West and Soho studio’s, in Brisbane at Capalaba and in Perth at North and South studio’s. Through traveling and teaching around the world I have been fortunate to be have been exposed to very passionate and experienced studio owners and senior teachers who all share the same love and enjoyment of Bikram Yoga.

Encouraging people to have an awareness of their body, mind and the process of practicing yoga makes teaching Bikram Yoga a very rewarding experience. It is a privilege to support students and inspiring to see peoples lives and bodies change through regular and consistent practice.

In 1995, I suffered a go-kart accident in which my hair got caught in the engine and my cervical spin (C5) got turned on it's side. The impact ripped my head back bending my wind pipe until I couldn't breathe. After that I was unable to turn my head too far to the right and looking up to the sky was painful and impossible without my shoulders having to lift up around my ears.

I looked first to swimming as a way of rehabilitating myself until a friend (thanks Jerome!) recommended I try this 'yoga in a sauna' as a way of giving my spine back some mobility. I was living in London and at that time there were only two studios; both about an hour away on the tube. The one class I tried quickly turned into two and then into ten as I took full advantage of the intro pass. The benefits were immediate and there was no stopping me! I remember the teachers always saying that the potures you don't like are the ones you need and that one day those postures will become your favourite. They were right and backbends ARE now my favourite! I completed my teacher training in May 2003 and am off to learn the advance series in June 2010.

Yoga is such a great compliment to my life and helps keep me in balance especially when life gets busy with full time work in the investment industry, studying psychology at uni and training for triathlons. I am so fortunate to be able to share the wonderful healing benefits of this yoga with others. I am inspired by watching and hearing the transformations that take place as students travel this journey and am forever grateful to my students for teaching me more than I could possibly ever teach them.

I first tried Bikram yoga whilst I was living in Sydney in early 2004, working long hours in the corporate world and looking for a physical challenge outside work, something to keep me fit, bring me peace of mind and mental clarity from my day to day work routine.

In a fortuitous coincidence, I heard about Bikram yoga through work and since the closest studio was only 15 mins walk away from home, I decided to try it out 3 weeks later. I had always tried different forms of hatha yoga over the years and always enjoyed the practice of asanas with the control of breath. I thought I could start going to 1 class a week and that would count as good regular exercise for me. ☺

Little did I know then how much my life would be changed from that 1st class. After my 1st sweaty session (in a sweat pant, long sleeved top and no towel until my instructor handed me one!) yet feeling absolutely detoxed, energized and intrigued with practice in a hot room afterwards, I was hooked. As I got stronger and more confident with my practice, I didn’t only want to practice once a week . I started to practice 2-3 times a week juggling between full time work, prioritising yoga classes on the weekends and cutting back late nights out just so I could go to a morning class! I even started making healthier food and lifestyle choices. This was all a revelation and change to me as it all happened so naturally and progressively. I continued this regular practice even when I lived in the UK, even finding a place to live close to one of the local bikram yoga studios just so I could continue my practice.

I moved back to Perth in 2006, got married and tried home practice for a while as there was no studio in Perth at the time. The timing was right with work and my life at that very moment when I finally made it to Teacher Training in Honolulu, Hawaii – Fall (late) 2007. I was able to take time off from my full time job and take a good 10-week break away to completely focus on my yoga practice and to learn more about the yoga. Teacher training taught me a lot about hard work paying off, getting along with different personalities for an extended period of time whilst sharing the same passion for the yoga and getting to know myself better.

After teacher training, my husband and I went travelling overseas for his work to Singapore and New Zealand. During this time, I took some time out from the yoga but missed it from time to time as I was never able to find the same sort of challenge or exercise that could keep me motivated. Gym work became very mundane and other exercises never kept me interested for long.

My journey as a teacher didn’t start until I finally returned back home to Perth permanently in 2010 and I began teaching in February 2010. It has taken me a while to get here but I am finally able to practice and teach regularly. This is the part of my life that was missing all those years.

The yoga has taught me a lot about faith, focus, patience and perseverance. Moreover, it has given me a great community of friends with the like mind and shared passion.

I look forward to sharing my practice with the Bikram yoga community as well as teaching it to those who are new to the yoga and together, experience the life changing benefits of this yoga practice.

I am originally from Adelaide and it was there at Bikram Yoga Adelaide that I found a solution to the cold South Australian winters, Bikram yoga! I have practiced Ashtanga yoga for 15 years and find Bikram yoga to be a great balance with this practice and allot warmer at 6am! I have also found it very beneficial to aiding arthritis in my knees, developed after years of dance training.

I completed my Bikram Teacher training in Mexico in 2008, after which I taught in Malmo, Sweden before returning to Perth to teach at Bikram Yoga Perth and Bikram yoga South. I hope to teach Bikram yoga across the world wherever my dance projects take me.

My Bikram teacher training was made possible through SCOPE, a program for supporting the careers of dance artists sponsored through the Australian Institute of Sport and Ausdance National.

It was around September 2006 when I heard about a style of Yoga done in a heated room, I knew I had to give this a go. My first class was tough, and I remember thinking during class is this ever going to end & was even questioning if I would come back to put myself through this again….. Oh the power of the mind! It was after the class I experienced a sense of accomplishment, calmness & a level of energy that I had never felt before. I soon became fascinated with the systematic approach and the perfect balance of this series, Bikram immediately became my yoga of choice.

At the time I was working as an Accountant in a corporate environment, which was by no means fulfilling or my passion in this life. Bikram’s yoga was changing everything for me, I started to feel more at peace, happy and positive about life and quickly realised that I had a choice about what I really wanted to do in my life. I knew I had to have this Yoga always in my life.

I completed my 9-week training in Honolulu, Hawaii, in Fall 2007. At this point in my life I can easily say it was the hardest & most challenging 9 weeks of my life. It was a path of not only learning about Bikram’s Yoga but also a path to self-discovery.

I have been teaching Bikram Yoga since Fall 2007. I am from Melbourne & most of my teaching has been at studios there. I have also been lucky to travel and teach at various studios in Australia including Byron Bay, Brisbane & now Perth.

My vision and purpose in life is simple and that is to share this yoga with as many people as possible at my studio – Bikram Yoga Joondalup.

Bikram's class has helped me recognize the unlimited potential within myself and I encourage students to have faith in Bikram's series, to let go of any judgment or fear and practice with courage and compassion... just see what happens! I love the power this yoga has to transform the body both physically and emotionally and the fact that anyone, regardless of age, size or experience can benefit from practicing Bikram yoga.

Take the step, start the journey, the only time you will look back is when you are doing Bikram’s backward bending.......!!!

Namaste
Jo

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Bikram Yoga came into my life at the time I was in Perth studying to become a Personal Trainer.

It was January 2009 when a girlfriend of mine had heard about Bikram Yoga coming to Perth and she suggested we should try it out.

So there we were at the North Perth Studio the day it opened. That 1st class was so challenging but so rewarding. Before I knew it I was going everyday, instantly I was addicted. I finished my Personal Training Course and worked in the as a Personal Trainer while still practicing Bikram Yoga, knowing that I wanted to continue having Bikram Yoga my life. The next step for me was Teacher Training in San Diego (USA) September 2010, with the help from my Bikram family in Perth I was able to embark on the journey of my life in 9 weeks of intense training mentally and physically. I am now in a beautiful place practicing and teaching what I love.

I thank Bikram Yoga Perth, Joondalup, Scarborough and of course Bikram Choudhury himself for giving me the opportunity to help myself and so many other people.

Namaste!! Meagan Bill

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In 2008 I moved from Tasmania to Perth to work with a young autistic boy and his family. I had been working with children on the spectrum of autism for a few years prior to the move. I stopped working as a therapist a few months after I moved to Perth, and spent a couple of years enjoying the advantages of casual work, allowing me to enjoy the relaxed and sunny Perth lifestyle.

I started Bikram Yoga in the winter of 2009. I wanted to excercise (even though all my life I had hated exercise) and I wanted to make some connections in Perth, as my family and friends were still in Tasmania. It was in my second class that I knew I wanted to teach Bikram Yoga. For me, the yoga gave me strength and a confidence in my body, that I had never before experienced. The changes I began to experience, both physically and mentally, began immediately. It challenged all of my fears, and I became mentally and physically strong. I began to accept myself, and take better care of myself. Even now I still have moments when I am thinking "wow, did my body really just do that?!". It still amazes me how many things we CAN actually do, that we think we can't.

I went to the Spring 2010 Teacher Training in Las Vegas. It was the most amazing experience, and my entire time there reaffirmed that I was on the right path. I was supposed to teach this yoga. I am now back in Perth teaching and it is the most amazing job in the world. I am forever grateful to the Perth Bikram Yoga community for giving me the opportunity to teach, and I feel honoured to be able to share the experiences that Bikram Yoga offers with the rest of the world.

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I have been teaching Bikram Yoga for seven years. I started practicing in 2002 when the first Bikram Yoga studio opened in Melbourne. At the time I was working in a high-pressure corporate career and looking for a way to relieve stress and improve my health. I had no idea at the time just how life-transforming it would be.

Within a month of regular practice, I was pain free from a chronic condition I was told I would never be cured of and my stress levels went way down. It wasn't long before I was changing in all ways - physically, mentally, emotionally… I felt amazing!

Convinced of the healing benefits of the yoga and looking for a change in career, I embarked on the Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles in September 2003, under the guidance of Bikram Choudhury. It was one of the hardest and most rewarding things I have ever done. I have been teaching full time since graduating.

When I left the corporate world, I wanted to do something that would make me feel good about myself and make a difference in peoples lives. I am fortunate to have found this through teaching this life transforming method of yoga.

Both as a student and teacher, Bikram Yoga continually inspires and motivates me. I love teaching - helping others discover the amazing healing benefits of Bikram yoga and their true potential is the most rewarding thing I've ever done.

I love the way it makes me feel; the way it challenges me on all levels. I love the sweat, the heat and how cleansing and healing it is. And I love that it presents you with the key to unlocking the door to peace within... Peace in my mind, peace in my soul, peace in my body.

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I have been practicing Bikram Yoga since it first came to Perth in 2009.

I went along to my first class with a few friends from work and didn't expect too much. I mean after all it was just yoga! Dont you just sit there crossed legged and breathe deaply? Well was I wrong! Half way through the first posture I was wanting to leave. The heat, the nausea and the sweat all seemed a tad insane for my liking! Anyway I stuck it out and even though now I can't remember why I went back for a second class, I'm very happy that I did. I haven't looked back since.

I love this Yoga and have a great deal of passion for it. This yoga keeps me calm in my every day life, gives me focus and helps to keep me level headed when things get stressful. I'm a happier person for doing this yoga, it gives me peace and relaxation that I have never been able to find from anything else.

I used to suffer from regular headaches which have disappeared since starting Bikram yoga and my health has never been better. This yoga doesn't end after the 90 minute class, it stays with you throughout your day. It amazes me, the benefits that I'm still receiving from Bikram yoga.

I love teaching this yoga to people as I believe it can heal, re-align, relax, keep you happy, healthy, calm and peaceful. What more could you want for?

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My journey with Bikram Yoga started at home in Australia towards the end of 2009. In my teens I was diagnosed with Compartment Syndrome, which then led to the onset of chronic fatigue, chronic muscle pain and fibromyalgia. After working in the corporate world and whilst studying at university, I came across an article listing the benefits of Bikram yoga. My first class was difficult and challenging but afterwards the benefits were very noticeable.

I had never done any sort of exercise in my life before, so for me, practicing yoga was physically and mentally very demanding. I began eating healthier foods, my quality of sleep improved and I had more energy. The pain that I had previously lived with every day eased up so that it became more manageable. I knew intuitively that I needed to take it further so I deferred university to dedicate more time to practicing yoga. I attended the Spring Teacher Training 2011 in LA and was fortunate enough to be part of the demonstration team. It was one of the most amazing times of my life and it has been a life changing experience.

After training I moved to Dallas to teach full time. During that time I have visited and taught in Miami, LA, Houston and Mexico. Being a teacher enables me to share with others the healing and balancing aspects of yoga. I have found that the benefits of Bikram yoga are truly amazing and I am grateful to be able to teach and share this with people.

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Bikam Yoga found me by word of mouth. A gym friend told me about this hot, sweaty new yoga that has just opened in Joondalup back in May 2010. I looked it up, gave it a go and was instantly addicted. My first class was awesome so I went back for a second which was horrific. Somehow I knew in that second class this yoga was for me and I wouldn’t let the nausea and dizziness beat me. I started practicing three times a week which soon changed to four/five times. The gym membership was abandoned. By my sixth week of practicing I knew all about the Teacher Training program by trawling the web sites and blogs. I mentally starting planning that I would take the training at some point in the future.

My time to go to training came quicker than I expected. With some major planning and a strong support system I attended the Fall 2011 training in Los Angeles. It was a fantastic, life changing experience. This yoga leaves me feeling exhausted but engergised all at the same time. It’s always challenging because everyday is different. I’m a happier, more chilled out person for having a practice. I hope to be able to help others find their path to a happy, healthy, enriched life through teaching and practicing Bikram Yoga.

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Life changes the moment you take your first Bikram yoga class. Everyone remembers his or her first class in the hot room. First question is usually “Why is it so crazily hot? I can’t breathe in here!” Personally, my first class was amazing but challenging. (I was living in Arizona so it seemed hotter outside than in the hot room). I fell in love with Bikram yoga because it relates so much to life itself. There are so many unforeseen circumstances in the hot room just as life throws its curveball at you. I started Bikram yoga mainly to gain more strength and flexibility for dance. Surprisingly it gave me more than I have imagined, it brought changes to me physically, mentally and even to my perspective and outlook in life.

A different challenge presents itself every time I walk into the hot room. Some days my old injuries would flare up and bring tears close to my eyes. And I have learnt to breathe and let it go. The pain and discomfort will pass just like everything. Some days my mind will get weak and my body just wants to give up. Again I have learnt to just breathe and I found that the body is stronger than what the mind perceives. I worked through my first 60 days challenge with a case of food poisoning. And I just completed a marathon with the help of Bikram yoga classes.

I went to the Fall 2011 Teacher Training in Los Angeles and had the best experience from learning with Bikram Choudhury and all the senior teachers. I love teaching am truly blessed to be able to help others through this yoga.