Meet the Staff: Stephanie Hollis

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Steph Hollis – Bikram Yoga teacher
“Never underestimate your own body’s healing power….this Yoga is a medicinal practise that will give your body the tools to heal and change for the better”.

That was the first of many lessons that I have learnt from my first Bikram Yoga teacher and now mentor back in Sydney 6 years ago.

I was a Ballet dancer when I first discovered Bikram Yoga (thanks to my mother!), and was immediately hooked…..the intensity and discipline that Bikram yoga demands was very familliar to the Classical Ballet training I was going through. At the time I thought I was healthy and strong, but very quickly I realised how much damage I was doing to my body and mind as a Ballerina ( Yoga tends to go give you tremendous awareness and insight into your bodies true needs and wants).

Shortly after I started Bikram Yoga I was diagnosed with PCOS, and was told I had to be on medication for the rest of my life.I decided to leave the Ballet world as it was jeopardising to my body and overall well being. I started practising Yoga almost everyday….hoping that my body would start to heal and restore, just like my teacher had said. After 6 years of regular practise and a Teacher Training in-between, I have not needed my medication for 3 years!!! It works!!

Meet the Staff – Letitia Simone Wilkinson

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This month we have a Meet the Staff entry with Letitia, who has been with the studio since it opened in the summer of 2013. Enjoy this great read!
Why and when did you start working at BYCJ? I have been with BYCJ since we first opened, I was a dance student at the time and was already practising Bikram Yoga, therefore, BYCJ was the perfect place to work alongside my dance training and luckily I have wonderful friends to work with too!

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