Bridgett Ane Goddard
Originally from Chicago, Bridgett Ane was drawn to the Big Apple at age 18 and from NYC relocated to London in 2007. She began practicing hatha yoga in 1995, went on to study Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa Yoga and was introduced to Hot Yoga in NYC in 2000. Fascinated with the series' systematic approach and perfect balance of mind & body, the original hot yoga became her method of choice. Although not naturally flexible, her dedication and approach towards developing a strong practice has enabled her to reshape her body and life to the extent that she three times represented the UK at the International Yoga Asana Championships; placing 11th the world in 2013. Having graduated from the original Hot Yoga teacher training in June 2006, she has since taught all over the world, from LA to Amsterdam. A graduate of Ithaca College with a BFA in Acting, she loves the stage and still performs both as an actor and a dancer. She loves writing and has been published in a number of journals, including Yoga Magazine. Grateful to recognise the unlimited potential within all of us, BA encourages students to have faith in this series, to let go of judgment or fear and to practice forgiveness, courage and compassion. She was diagnosed with the auto-immune disorder, Interstitial Cystitis in 2008 but despite doctors recommendations to be on medication for the rest of her life, she opted for diet and lifestyle changes instead and discovered how powerful self healing is possible when practicing in healing mode. BA graduated from Jared McCann's Vinyasa Training in early 2016 and loves to witness the transformative effects of this class which combines classic meditation and asanas drawn from Iyengar, Ashtanga, Dharma Mittra, Anna Forrest &
Classic Hot Yoga.
Bridgett Ane Goddard instructs the following:
- Hot Yoga Express 60
- Hot Yoga Classic 90
- Silent Hot Yoga - not for those new to Hot Yoga
Inspired by the classic 90 minute series, this class provides a shorter version of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. Instead of doing 2 sets of each posture, we'll only have time to do one set of most poses. We recommend first timers start with the 90 minute class so you have a chance to take a break if you need one, sit down one set while you have a rest and still leave with the full prescription! It's a powerful sequence!
90 minutes, 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises practiced in 40% humidity and about 42 degrees Celsius so to be warmer than your internal body temperature thus increase oxygen levels in your blood, reduce inflammation, ease joint pain and increase circulation so to rinse & rejuvenate every cell in your body.
For regular yoga students who have attended at least 2 months of regular practice (3-5 days a week). This class is led by an audible breath cueing us in and out of the classic series of 26 postures & 2 breathing exercises. Silence allows for an incredibly meditative practice allowing you to focus more on your breath, observe stillness and the power of moving as one.