Alain has been practicing Bikram Yoga since early 2004 ;
After a career of 12 years as a Global Sales and Marketing executive in the Luxury Industry, mostly based in Paris, Alain has decided to give a total turnaround to his life in 2010, when he decided to leave his job with the objective to devote his life to Yoga practice, teaching and transmission.
Certified by Bikram Choudhury in Fall 2010 in San Diego (California), Alain has since been teaching in Bikram Yoga Paris studios.
The creation of Bikram Yoga's first studio in Bordeaux has been his project since his return form California. His love for the city, the region and the ocean naturally drove him to settle in Bordeaux.
Alain is also a professional coach specialised in Professional related issues, certified in 2012 (Coach & Team - Transformance)
Florence has been practicing Bikram Yoga since June 2012.
Her working path is rich. During her time living in Italy, a place she really loves, she promoted international films in Festivals across the country.
She also created tailor made trips for a tour operator, specialised in Italy, based in Paris. She has always been keen on Endurance Sports, and is still running Marathons. Taking care of health is a priority. So Yoga, wellbeing are a very important part in her life. She spends much time writing, particularly Poetry.
She discovered Yoga in 2005 and also teaches a more traditional Yoga - SwaSthya Yoga – De Rose Method - since 2008.
Certified by Bikram Choudhury in 2012 in Los Angeles (California), Florence is delighted to give classes in the first Bikram Yoga studio in Bordeaux with Alain.
Hugues has been practicing Bikram Yoga since 2004
After studying English at University, Hugues chose a more artistic direction. He was at a Drama School in Paris for two years, during which he also took fashion courses. Soon after, Hugues discovered the art of make-up, his real passion. He then started a 20-year career for Yves Saint Laurent as an International Make- up Artist, then as an International Training Manager.
But, after all those years, changing lifestyle was mandatory. Hugues decided to settle in Bordeaux, an aesthetic choice, a love at first sight for the city, the perfect mix of charm and nobility. The proximity of the ocean offers an incomparable quality of life.
Hugues was certified by Bikram Choudury in 2012 in Los Angeles, and now teaches at Yoga Bikram Bordeaux studio.
Today, Hugues is also a free-lance consultant, and collaborates on different artistic projects, directing new make-up lines, in France and in Russia. Hugues also works on various international Training projects as a Style Specialist.
Jennifer Melemed fell in love with Bikram Yoga in 1999, when she discovered the practice in her home town of San Diego, California. She was naturally drawn to yoga for the increased energy, strength, and flexibility it brought to her body; balanced with the sense of wellbeing and peace of mind she felt after every class.
While Jennifer worked for many years in the corporate world, she has also held a longtime passion for the French language and culture. In 2012 Jennifer completed the Bikram Yoga Teacher Training and was certified by Bikram Choudury in Los Angeles. She then left her accounting job in California and moved to France, beginning a new life and career as a yoga teacher. She currently lives in Poitiers with her husband and her Chihuahua, “Luna”, who made the transatlantic voyage with Jennifer. Even Luna has embraced the French lifestyle, le joie de vivre, and especially, the French cuisine!
Jennifer is thrilled to be working with Alain and the wonderful team in Bordeaux, and fulfilling many of her life-long dreams as she shares the gift of health improvement and maintenance with others of all nationalities, ages, and conditions…
"it’s never too late, it’s never too bad, and you’re never too old or too sick to start from scratch once again" – Bikram Choudury.
Après un parcours littéraire, c'est la rigueur, la ténacité et l'énergie des fourneaux qui fascinent Elsa durant près de sept années avec titre de chef de partie puis chef de sortie pour le fameux traiteur Humblot. C'est en 2014 qu'elle découvre alors l'équilibre entre sérénité et concentration avec la pratique du Yoga Bikram. Elle perfectionne sa pratique durant 3 années avant de se décider de s'envoler sous le soleil du Mexique en septembre 2017 et décrocher sa certification auprès de Bikram Choudhury.
Toujours appliquée, dynamique et soucieuse de repousser ses limites, Elsa rejoint dès son retour en France, l'équipe de yoga bikram Bordeaux pour son plus grand épanouissement.