Tanya Ames

Tanya is Certified to teach Inferno Hot Pilates.

How long have you been practicing Bikram Yoga?
I started practicing Bikram Yoga in April 2014 when I moved here from Connecticut.

Why did you decide to become a Certified Hot Pilates Instructor?
I have been practicing traditional Pilates for almost 20 years.  After showing my nephew some Bikram postures, the “teaching light bulb” went off in my head and I decided to attend teacher training for Inferno Hot Pilates.  I thought teaching was outside of my “comfort zone” and hey, that is where the magic happens, right?  So I decided to go for it. So happy I did! Thank you Stacey for asking me!

Why do you think it’s important to practice Inferno Hot Pilates along with Bikram Yoga?
I feel SO much stronger in my Bikram practice now that I am also practicing Inferno Hot Pilates.  My first 90 min class the day after I returned from IHP teacher training I felt amazing and so strong.  Amazing that I felt it that quickly. They are a great compliment to each other.

What is your favorite thing about teaching?
Sharing my passion for traditional Pilates, fitness and connecting with the people in my class.  I have fun too!

 What is your favorite quote?

“Do the best you can with the body you woke up with.” – Suzann Johnson