Island Yoga is run by Kevin Walker. Kevin is a yogi with over 25 years experience. He is also a keen surfer, open water swimmer, hiker and climber and believes in the balance of nature and spiritual wellbeing.
Physical activity and exercise – it’s in my blood. Growing up, I played football, went running (the usual suspects), but I never felt comfortable just following the crowd.
What I did have was a strong desire to try new experiences, and this led me to surfing and yoga – rare activities indeed for a South London kid in 1967, as you can imagine.
I continued to follow my own path and, by the late 1970s, I had become a pro Frisbee player, winning tournaments and giving demonstrations in the UK, Europe and US.
In the 1980s, I went on to participate in triathlons and otherendurance sports (as well as qualifying as a lifeguard and swimming teacher) and, while I was discovering that discipline delivers results, it still felt like something was missing from my life.
That was until I saw Derek Ireland demonstrate Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in the early 1990s. The light bulb went on: here was the missing ‘spiritual’ connection to health and fitness that I’d been searching for: an activity to connect mind, body and spirit together.
I quickly devoted my efforts into learning this style of yoga. As I grew and developed, more and more people around me became interested in undertaking a similar journey and so I began to teach – sharing my knowledge and passion with others.
And here I am today, making new connections and finding new energies, all the time. For me, it’s not just about being on the mat; it’s about finding your edge and being supported to move beyond it, wherever life takes you.
• Family & friends
• Yoga, Surfing, Swimming, Climbing, Meditation
• Oceans, Mountains, Old Growth Forests – any wild and
• Being healthy, using my body and enjoying life (Pura Vida)
• Reading about the subjects that I love, such as
ximetaphysics and ancient beliefs
• Hawaii & The Aloha spirit
• And, most of all, inspiring others
Kevin is a Senior Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals
This accreditation demonstrates the excellent standards as set by Yoga Alliance Professionals