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74 Victoria Street
Christchurch Central, Canterbury, 8013
New Zealand

+64 21 2442842

THE SWEAT LIFE with Kate is a new yoga and fitness studio expressing the powerful connection between body and mind. Kate believes the way we move and nourish ourselves is the mirror for how we live. 
Everyone, at some point, is called upon to start a new journey, and after eight phenomenal years of owning and running Bikram Yoga Christchurch, Kate has now opened The Sweat Life, a small boutique space where she can continue to teach breath centered movement, precise alignment and mind-body connection. 
Continually studying, and refining, she keeps her students motivated while sharpening their kinesthetic awareness both in and outside of the classroom.



Kate Burford

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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.
Aroha nui
Kate Lillian Burford