It’s been some time but I have been setting up my Barefoot Bodeezart Etsy shop and it’s taken me a while! I now have 75 items in my shop ready as digital downloads which can be printed off as required. Barefoot Bodeez is not just about yoga – it incorporates all of life and particularly positivity and creativity. I also have some cards and prints of my take on some Jersey icons available locally too.
So why am I teaching group classes of Bikram’s again? Well I am currently only covering classes when required at Carrefour at St Lawrence but it’s fired me up! I absolutely love teaching Bikram Yoga because it is a challenging class and it encourages you to be more than you think you are and do more than you think you can do. As my whole life has been about searching for more than the so-called “normal” way of life, Bikram’s has been a huge part of that – mainly because it assisted me in “waking up” to a lot more. I never stop learning and more importantly applying what I learn. For example, Bikram once told us “do the postures from the heart” – a lofty statement I know but 100% effective! I did not understand what he meant 20 years ago but I do now! It’s the head that will mess with you but your heart will not. I consistently experiment with my body and yoga practice (and much more) to try and understand everything I have learnt so far and I as a result I am stronger and more flexible than ever. I say this only to encourage others as it is what I have changed on the inside that has made all the difference not the amount of my physical practice. It’s never too late and you are never too old – hmmm I seem to remember that was a famous quote from Bikram himself! I also find though that when that body starts to really move, energy shifts and it automatically brings in fresh new ideas – hence the manic “art attack!”
I am also teaching Barefoot Bodeez yoga classes which are Vinyasa based, taking particular attention to alignment, breath and Presence. There is no heat in these classes. They are a great alternative if you are not a fan of Bikram Yoga. You will find them at 9.45 am at Court E at the Jersey Squash and Racketball Club, St Clement’s. You may check out Barefoot Bodeez website for more details if you’d like to.