Emmanuelle Gomez (Co-owner)
A former wannabe Rockstar, I had pretty much never exercised in my life and after years of excuses , I finally dragged myself to my first Bikram class in June 2012. I was hooked immediately.
I practiced twice a week for a year until I became pregnant with my fourth child. Not practising during my first trimester hammered home just how important yoga had become to me. I practiced the pregnancy series until I was 32 weeks pregnant, despite suffering physical challenges.
Returning to practice 2 weeks after giving birth, I lost 20 kilos and yoga gave me the grounding from which I began to transform my life. The yoga studio became my sanctuary during my marriage breakup and I practiced as often as I could, eventually entering the National Yoga Asana Championships in March 2015 aged 37.
I decided to attend Evolation Hot 26+2 Teacher Training in Melbourne in Autumn 2015 and have been teaching the Bikram Series since. It is a dream come true for me.
Through yoga I have been able to maintain a good friendship with my ex husband, who also practices and we still run a business and co-parent our 4 children together.
Yoga will change your life in ways you never expected or believed were possible. You just need to show up to your mat every day.