Our Story

Fierce Grace is the new system of 5 interconnected yoga classes brought to you by Michele Pernetta who introduced Bikram Yoga to the UK in 1994 after returning to the UK from LA. Michele was a personal student of Bikram Choudhury for many years, after going to him as a martial artist who needed knee surgery. She healed her knees, and moved to London where she taught for 6 years from rented studios using the heaters she kept in the back of her car. She opened the first Bikram studio in London in 1999, became one of Bikram’s senior teachers, and opened another 3 studios. Michele also studied Ashtanga Vinyasa with Larry Schultz, completing his teacher training in 2006.     fg_fgstory2_03-21   Michele is one of the UK’s most highly regarded teachers, having taught over a quarter of a million students in her four studios and all over the world. Her 20+ years of experience in Bikram yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa and in combination with 15 years of athletic study including a martial arts Black Belt, massage certification and a 25 year spiritual practice, Michele has brought together her knowledge in the Fierce Grace system. Michele has hand picked the best yoga teachers in the UK to be at the helm of this yoga evolution. "I wanted to offer a range of classes to fully meet the needs of the students that come to my studios, as well as those that haven’t yet felt we could serve them. My hope is that this system will support you at every age and stage of your life. My vision is that in 30 years from now the practitioner practicing Fierce Grace will be a new breed of older person. Gone are the Zimmer frames, walking sticks and aches and pains. This new breed of Yoga Elder will up a mountain in their hiking shoes at 80, teaching their grandchildren handstands or scuba diving on a beach in Goa. Yoga Granddad will be leading fitness revolutions. Yoga is not just for the young and fit. It is to make every age young and fit." <br>