"With yoga becoming increasingly popular over the past decade - there are believed to be between 300,000 to 460,000 yogis currently practising in the UK alone - the ancient spiritual practice is not only expanding but evolving to meet the needs and demands of the modern world.
One woman with her asanas firmly on the pulse of the UK's yoga scene is Michele Pernetta, the long-limbed, dry-humoured yoga guru who first brought Bikram yoga to London in 1994.
If anyone knows what's hot and what's not, it's Michele. So when I heard that she was launching Fierce Grace, her very own hot yoga brand, I spat out my coconut water, rolled up my yoga mat and headed down.
Designed to balance the male and female forces within the body, Fierce Grace meets strength with flexibility to promote health, emotional harmony and mental clarity.
A combination of classical Hatha, Bikram and Ashtanga yoga, Michele has designed the system (of which there are five types of class - see below for a breakdown) based on feedback and observations over years of teaching from her four London-based studios.
The classes are conducted in a hot room (approximately 38 degrees) to allow optimum results in the minimum amount of time."
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