I am a BWY (British Wheel of Yoga) 500 hour Diploma holder (Ofqual Level 4) based in Ascot, Berkshire. I am also a certified Yin Yoga teacher (50 hours Yoga Alliance).
My first experience of yoga was back in the 1970s and I have vivid recollections of sitting on the floor of the school gymnasium in Padmasana (Lotus posture) – which is one my hips and ankles do not enjoy – but somehow I managed it aged 15! In the 1980s and early ’90s I tried Ashtanga yoga, pushed myself too hard and had a few minor injuries. I was driven in everything I did and yoga was no different. During my three years of study with the British Wheel of Yoga I learned exactly why some of those repetitive sequences weren’t always suitable for me and in my teaching take great care to work with students on modifications that will bring them comfort in their practice. I was lucky enough to study Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark the author of The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga Philosophy and Practice, and his focus on anatomy and physiology has further developed my quest to make yoga accessible.
I worked in a stressful role in the City and that, combined with stress and changes in my personal life led to a time in which I needed to go beyond the superficial yoga classes available at the health club and into the world of retreats and workshops. It was a period of self-discovery and after three retreats in India and 8 years of regular yoga practice I knew I wanted to enrol in a teacher training course and chose the 3 year advanced teacher training programme offered by the BWY.
We never stop learning and as well as Yin and Teaching Yoga on line I completed a Chair Yoga training course to enhance my skills and further my aim of making yoga accessible to Every Body.
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