Ex-fi­nancier banks on yoga in­vest­ment

Cockburn Gazette - - YOUR GENERATION -

SHIFT­ING from a ca­reer in fi­nance to run­ning Bikram yoga classes does not seem like an ob­vi­ous move.

But for Wandi res­i­dent Holly Ord, it made to­tal sense.

Ms Ord was in­tro­duced to yoga by a friend who said it could add some­thing ex­tra to her prepa­ra­tion for the New York Marathon.

“I thought, ‘yeah, it’s a bit of stretch­ing, it will be easy’,” she said.

“Ten min­utes in and I was flat on my back.”

From there changed.

“For me per­son­ally, Bikram pro­vides 90 min­utes where the noise and chaos of life stops, where you feel in­tensely con­nected to your­self, where ev­ery minute is just for you,” she said.

She says she wants oth­ers to feel that and is aim­ing to open Hot for Yoga in Cockburn

ev­ery­thing Cen­tral in late Jan­uary.

“I want to cre­ate a wel­com­ing space, a stu­dio that is home to a have-a-go cul­ture where ev­ery­one feels like they be­long and can be their best self and en­gage with this prac­tice in their own time and at their own pace,” she said.

Ms Ord is cur­rently crowd fund­ing to help with the fit-out costs of the new stu­dio.

Visit the Hot for Yoga Face­book page for more de­tails.

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