SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL
We are a cute Bikram Yoga studio in the Hidden Lane - the heart of Finnieston. We teach with warmth and compassion in a lovely, intimate space. With room for 24 yogis per class, and 20 classes per week, the studio has become firmly established in the Bikram Yoga community. We teach the original 90-minute Bikram series, and lead silent Bikram classes lasting around one hour.
HOT YOGA FOR HIPSTERS :)
Recently dubbed 'the hippest place to live in Britain,' Finnieston is a fabulous place to hang out after yoga. We are currently organising a range of discounts and promotions with our neighbours that BodyMind customers on monthly and annual memberships will benefit from. You will receive a BodyMind key fob when you sign up and a list of participating local businesses. Let's keep Finnieston thriving.
YOGA FOR CHRONIC DISEASE
Studio owner Lou Prendergast loves practicing and teaching Bikram Yoga. She has lupus, an autoimmune disease. Lou found Bikram yoga in her 40s and is the living proof that it is possible to push oneself and to achieve great things through this practice - even with a chronic illness. As Bikram says: "you're never too old, too sick, too poor, to start again from scratch."
Over the eight years since she began, Lou's practice has developed substantially. Postures that seemed impossible became achievable, little by little. As well as the physical strength that comes through regular practice, it also brings mental strength and focus. Lou has been studying for 10 years straight - from a Foundation course to a PhD - and the yoga helped with concentration and stamina.
YOGA FOR SOCIAL IMPACT
Lou had an aspiration to offer Bikram Yoga to those who faced the biggest challenges in accessing it: through a range of social issues such as poverty, addiction, lack of confidence, low self-esteem and chronic illness. Now her dream is being realised. Working with young men and women in residential drug rehabilitation, Lou provides free classes for those who most need yoga.
The BodyMind Studio is a Community Interest Company - a legal status which ensures profits are ploughed back into the business to serve the community, rather than for the Directors' personal gain. Income from our regular customers helps our beneficiaries to transform through yoga. Personal transformation leads to societal transformation. Together we can help heal the world through Bikram Yoga.