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I found Yoga (or indeed it found me) by accident. Since my first, almost magical, class I have continued to enjoy the enormous benefits that the Yogic lifestyle brings to all facets of life.
From the early beginnings of a purely physical practice, I have been guided by successive teachers into a personal practice incorporating the teachings of Patanjali, Krishnamacharya, Iyenga, Desikachar, Schiffmann, et al.
I completed a British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course which acted to broaden my horizons and developed in me a need to not only continue the physical practice but to research and understand the history and philosophy of Yoga.
So, early in 2010 I signed up for a 500 hour Yoga teacher course with the Victor Foundation realising that I really needed to pass on the benefits of Yoga to others so they could benefit from the overall feeling of good that I had benefited from. I have been teaching Yoga since 2011 although my teaching experience spans over 30 years.
My personal teaching style is a mix of the Hatha Yoga styles I have benefited from, with emphasis on the individual and their personal strengths and limitations. I draw on personal experience to enlighten my teachings.
Since graduation I have continued to train in various disciplines in order to enhance my skills and knowledge and I now incorporate modern movement practices underpinned by contemporary anatomy and physiology theories in conjunction with the ancient yogic texts.
In my classes I encourage each person to practice in a safe and supporting way that suits the modern day physiology of the average western body, so they achieve the maximum benefit from the classes. Each class incorporates not only the physical “asanas” or postures, but also breath work (pranayama) and relaxation techniques allowing students to re-
My Main Qualifications Are:
Certificate in Education (PCE) University of Kent
City and Guilds 7307 Further and Adult Teachers Certificate
Diploma in Teaching Yoga -
Yoga Alliance Professionals Registered Yoga Teacher
British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Certificate
Somatic Yoga Teaching Certificate
Yoga Reloaded Teacher Immersion Course
Justin Woolfer Movement Mapping Course
Various Courses in Child Protection and Teaching Teenagers
Enhanced Disclosure CRB Checked
First Aid at Work Certificate
First Aid Trainer