Elizabeth Bodnarova

"Flexibility is a core human trait. You were born with it. Now rediscover it."

ELIZABETH BODNAROVA, KRALOVSKY CHLMEC, SLOVAKIA

SPECIALISATION: BIKRAM YOGA, WARM VINYASA FLOW

I was first introduced to Bikram yoga in 2005 by my work colleague after I relocated from Hong Kong to London. I am Slovak/Hungarian by origin and I instantly liked the heat as London felt so cold. I have never seen so many people sweating like there is no tomorrow and turning and twisting themselves into poses I never imagined possible.

As Bikram says “yoga you don’t do - yoga you try”. Try to the best of your willingness and abilities. I constantly remind my students that each practice and each posture requires tremendous concentration and determination but most importantly a huge amount of patience. Improvements come in small doses. I believe that we often have a strength to heal (mentally and physically) ourselves from within.

I've been teaching and practising at the Canary Wharf studio since 2011, and have to say that the vibe is fantastic and quality of instruction is first rate across all disciplines taught here. It's a great place for beginners to learn the practise of yoga.