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A complete or major change in someone's or something's appearance, form or other.
We have all heard a thousand times that, “one door closes and another will open”… and I had no idea where life would take me, after closing Bikram Yoga Christchurch. I knew I still wanted to teach, to share my passion for this yoga and living a life that is conscious and built upon wellbeing, I just wasn't sure how that would come together in a way that I could also do the same for myself.
I have therefore spent so much time reflecting on what didn't work in the past and planning those adjustments that I believed were necessary to attain the balance I seeked… because those adjustments were going to help me build a better tomorrow, not only for myself but for the lives of those I hoped to help in some way.
Having taught for years, my belief in the benefits of Bikram’s Method of Yoga has only grown. The practice provides an opportunity to build a powerful connection between body, mind and breath. We use the body, to go in, peel back the layers of our own wellbeing, in a challenging and transformative way… we heal, we release and we find strength.
So... after over eight phenomenal years of owning and running Bikram Yoga Christchurch, I have been offered an amazing opportunity from Terry Davies at Victoria Street Health Club to begin a new journey and create…. THE SWEAT LIFE with K8, a small boutique space where I can personally continue to do what I love; to teach The Bikram Method, breath centered movement, athletic prowess and encourage the quest we all seek for wellness and health.
THE SWEAT LIFE is a intimate sunlit boutique space, classes holding only 8 students comfortably therefore bookings will be essential, and the room will be ‘ambient & warm’ no more than 30 degrees.
I will be teaching a class everyday of the week, at varying times to try and meet everyones yoga-time.
I feel so fortunate to be given this opportunity to begin a new path, designing a beautiful new space, and although it will be different to the studio you are all used too, I hope to see you all pop in from time to time and join me on the mat, where I can continue to share with you the lessons and healing beauty that being fit, present and healthy can bring to each of our lives.
The Sweat Life with K8 | OPENING MID-JUNE
@ Victoria Street Health Club | Level 2, 74 Victoria Street
(entrance via Salisbury Street)
THANK YOU again for your presence, practice and kindness over the years. I look forward to our practicing together again, bending, stretching and twisting on our mats as a tool to see our minds more clearly, open our hearts more deeply, transforming our relationship with ourselves.
Kate Lillian Burford