Welcome to Barefoot Bodeez!
Hi it’s Beverley here!
Welcome to Barefoot Bodeez and hopefully a whole different way of creating your ideal body!
Some of you may know me from “back in the day” when I first brought Bikram Yoga to Jersey (Channel Islands) in 1997 and had a very packed, sweaty studio at Fort Regent! We worked our butts off and had a lot of fun at the same time. I ran workshops and talks every other week which actually were the highlight for me (and many others so I’m told). I couldn’t wait to share everything I knew at that time. Quite a few of the students even attended my workshops which included a number of crazy feats such as walking on broken glass, breaking blocks with our bare hands, Re-bar bending using just the throat, and a few Firewalks thrown in for good measure! That was all thanks to Simon Treselyan who was my inspirational teacher!
So what on earth has all that got to do with the body you may ask? That type of activity was one of many ways that proved to me, hands down, that the condition and the ability of your body is not so much to do with the physical, and it is also way more than just mind over matter.
That wonderful time was just part of a never-ending journey which actually started with yoga – self taught from books at the age of 16 and many years of constant “search” for what was missing. This brought me to a very different understanding about the body, the mind and even life itself. Everything I share now has come from my own personal experience which has not always been easy, I have to admit. When you embark on a new way of thinking and being, it can be challenging as your old beliefs are no longer as compelling or relevant. I had to question everything I had ever been taught before I found the truth for me, and I experimented on my own body for many years until I got clear, and setting up Barefoot Bodeez is a result of that shift.
I still teach Bikram Yoga classes as cover when required at Carrefour at St Lawrence from time to time and I really enjoy that! This type of class can be an intense workout due to the heat but when practiced with conscious awareness instead of force or ego, (something I cottoned on to much later!) it can be a wonderfully fulfilling and enjoyable experience. It blows me away every time how my own class experience has changed so much for me from my early Bikram days and it is still definitely one of the most powerful things I have ever done in my life. I miss having my own studio so much however now I would like to be able to share more of the bigger picture and if you have practiced in a Bikram Yoga class, you will know there is not a lot of spare time for any more explanation!
In truth though, whatever you do from the “outer” without that inner awareness, will only be a temporary fix at best, ie for the period you are doing it. That activity or product for example may be necessary for you right now, however the real difference in how you feel and how your body feels comes from the “inner you”, the truth of you. Once that is understood and applied, it will “wow” you with its simplicity! You can even change a hard core Bikram class into a blissful experience – now that’s what I’m talking about….!!
Barefoot Bodeez is therefore about awakening and dispelling that old belief that you have to suffer in order to gain – that’s “old-hat”! I think it’s high time we started loving our bodies, instead of punishing or judging them and just see where that takes us! Oh and laughter – more of it! Just that shift could bring a lot more ease to your body and life! For the record, I don’t believe in age – it’s all about energy and how you apply it, changing your feelings and some core beliefs. If you continue to do that a whole new world can be available to you!
I am looking to do workshops in the future rather than just yoga classes and then you have the freedom to take any info that resonates with you and apply it to whatever activity or class you currently do and know the difference for yourself. If you want a head start, you may like to take a look at my ebook – “The Simply Divine Way to Create your Ideal Body”. This is a quick, light hearted read, cheap as chips, and the simplest way I could think of as an introduction to a very different way to create the body you desire. Only click on the link if it feels right for you!
I look forward to sharing with you!