I have been practising & studying yoga for over 15 years and teaching since 2010. As a yoga teacher I am British Wheel of Yoga accredited. I am also a Certified iRest™ Teacher ( iRest yoga nidra / Guided meditation)
I started my personal meditation practise with a 10 day silent Vipassana meditation retreat in New Zealand in March 2003. Following this revelatory experience, i went to my first yoga class a few days later, with the primary intention of improving my flexibility so that i could sit more comfortably during meditation. However at my very first class i became intrigued about the physical yoga practise as well as meditation and this soon developed into the passion that it is today.
My teaching style is one of emphasis on the breath, healthy alignment, flow of movement, building strength & flexibility, whilst also giving an opportunity for deep relaxation. I aim for all my classes to be open and friendly whilst also being focused. I am very keen in sharing the benefits of private / one on one teaching, having personally seen the depth in my own practise develop following such a setting.
As a yoga teacher I come with 25 years experience of a fast-paced, city working-life and all the pressures, expectations and challenges that this lifestyle brings. I have seen the positives that yoga can bring first hand including supporting improved focus and energy as well as helping alleviate symptoms of stress and supporting improved sleep patterns particularly after long periods of travelling. With a regular asana practise, I have also significantly benefited from improved posture, flexibility and movement in my body where there were restrictions, particularly following the effects of a severe femur fracture in my 20's and subsequent 12 month recovery period in hospital.
Yoga is more of a journey than a destination, a pathway of continued growth and learning.
Yoga / Meditation Training
Practitioner since 2003:
Teacher Training Diploma with Triyoga - accredited by (BWY) British Wheel of Yoga - 280 hours
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Anna Ashby - 33 hours
The Art of Teaching one-to-one Teacher Training with Kate Ellis - 34 hours
Yoga as Medicine immersion with Dr Timothy McCall - 30 hours
Anusara immersion program with Bridget Woods Kramer - 100 hours
Advanced Yoga Studies Certificate with Donna Farhi - 150 hours
Meditation Teacher Training with Swami Saradananda
Certified iRest™ Teacher
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