My Yoga Journey
I started practising Iyengar yoga in Oxford in 2000, I noticed how good it felt physically straight away and over the next few months how I grew stronger in more subtle ways. I then moved to the Peterborough area in 2002, attending classes with British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) teachers. Other yoga teachers of influence in my yoga practice and teaching style are from the Krishnamachayra Healing & Yoga Foundation UK (KHYF) and Jivamukti Yoga methods.
As my interested in yoga deepend I began reading yoga books and going to workshops. I then undertook the BWY Foundation Level 1 Course in 2006 when all the pieces began to fit together and I wanted to share the yoga way with others which meant becoming a teacher, something that I had not anticipated. I then started the 3 year, BWY Diploma Teacher Training Course in 2007, during which time I had two children and developed a deep interest and practice in antenatal/pregnancy yoga. I have since undertaken additional training to teach pregnancy yoga with Camyoga in 2012. And as a yoga student and as a requirement as a BWY Teacher, I attend yoga workshops and "In Service Training" days every year to expand my knowledge for teaching, and my own practice...
My Yoga Classes
My teaching style is influenced by my experience gained from past and present yoga teachers and from seeing the effects of my own practice on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level on myself.
Classes are primarily asana (posture work) based, a typical classes generally includes yoga philosophy, warm ups, static asana work, sequences (linking of asana together) in the more advanced classes, pranayama (breathing techniques), chanting and end with a warm down and/or relaxation…bliss…
Postures are demonstrated and verbal instruction is given. If the students is happy to have them, hands on assists are also given.
Classes are small (max 5 students per class) put into levels or types to cater for student requirements.