Sam Goddard

My first Bikram yoga class was in April 2006. I loved it. My very first class was tough- the challenge, the heat, the discipline, the energy and the 26 postures. I knew I had found something very special. I also knew that one day I would to teach Bikram Yoga. That day is now here. Bikram Yoga is amazing both physically and mentally – the lower back pain that I had suffered for several years has disappeared, my stress levels have eased and I generally feel so much healthier. The most amazing benefit I find from Bikram Yoga, is that no matter what type of class you have, or how you were feeling to begin with, you always feel good after you have worked hard for 90 minutes, through 26 postures and two breathing exercises. I briefly tried other styles of hatha yoga when there was no Bikram studio in Brighton and although I enjoyed it, I realised how many more benefits there are from Bikram Yoga. As soon as CJ’s studio opened, I was straight through the door for the very first class! When the time was right for me, I made the life changing decision to go to Bikram Yoga Teacher Training. I left my career and job as the Area Manager for Sussex within a public sector department to fulfil my dreams of becoming a Bikram Yoga Teacher. This was a huge decision, but definitely the best decision I have ever made. I am honoured to be able to teach Bikram Yoga to you all especially as I know how it will help others get the benefits from this amazing yoga practice. Improving you back pain, joint issues and a whole plethora of body issues.


Sam Goddard instructs the following:
  • Hot 90
  • BIKRAM YOGA IS PRACTICED IN A HOT ROOM in temperatures of around 42-45 degrees centigrade. So straight away your body is warm and ready for action. As you work through the 26 postures or (asanas) and two breathing exercises, your body's internal and external temperatures start to even out. Your body is now becoming more fluid and open. This allows your muscles to stretch more readily and your joints to move more easily. So no matter what condition your body is in, you can gain a lot of benefit from just one class.

    As you get hot you will sweat, a great way to start removing toxins such as nicotine, caffeine and even excess alcohol—not to mention dangerous metabolic waste that can build up, causing all sorts of physical and mental issues.

  • Hot 60
  • This is the same Bikram method class, but only takes 1 hour. Time is of the essence, so this is your chance to do your Bikram as a flow with very little stopping. This is a faster paced class and only suitable for those who are familiar with the sequence. This is not advisable for new students.

  • Aerial Yoga
  • This is a 60 minute class in a hammock, you will learn to use your core to assist you in various yoga postures in a hammock in the air. This is an exhilarating class, which will strengthen your core, work your upper body and give you a great happy feeling as you decompress your spin and hang upside down

  • Hot fusion flow 90
  • Hot flow - focussing on the breath. Working by applying synchronised breath and movement to the familiar 26 Bikram beginners' postures, plus additional postures. Adding sun and warrior salutations, planks, and postures to strengthen abdominal and upper body muscles. Soft music in the background.

  • Warm vinyasa flow 60
  • Flow yoga, in which movement is synchronised to the breath, is used to allow you more movement. Postures are similar in these yoga classes. In a flow yoga class, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath acts as an anchor to the movement as you flow from one pose to the next in time with an inhale or an exhale. Warm Flow can be very beneficial to your upper body strength.
     

  • Hot intermediate. No beginners please
  • Developing your regular beginners practice further , while staying within the Bikram/Ghosh yoga lineage. The class adds hip openers, upper body strengthening postures, a back bending series as well advancing deeper into the regular 26 postures. Suitable for anyone who has completed their introductory 30 days.

  • Warm vinyasa flow 75
  • Flow yoga, in which movement is synchronised to the breath, is used to allow you more movement. Postures are similar in these yoga classes. In a flow yoga class, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath acts as an anchor to the movement as you flow from one pose to the next in time with an inhale or an exhale. Warm Flow can be very beneficial to your upper body strength.