I'm a Registered Yoga Teacher 2013 (RYT) I trained with Sue Woodd, Marit Griffith and Julie Hanson for The Seasonal Yoga Teacher Training, qualifying with a Yoga Alliance 200hour. The SYTT training includes Vinyasa Krama practices of Seasonal flow and Ashtanga, training and practice in Asanas, Kriyas, Pranayamas, Mantra, Anatomy and physiology, Meditation, Chakras and Nadis, Chi Gung and the philosophy of yoga.
January 2022 COVID status update...
Hello my lovely Yogis,
What a crazy couple of years we have had navigating a constant rollercoaster of emotions and anxiety. It’s been so hard on so many!
My 'In Real Life' classes have been on and off more times than I care to remember. As I type this (January 2022) I am allowed to teach in person, however I am very aware that people will miss classes due to isolating, and some will feel too nervous to be indoors in a group setting. I totally get it. I’ve had covid twice and it’s far from fun. I’ve been avoiding all sorts of interactions and indoor mixing, but despite being on the fence and totally preoccupied with the dynamics, I would like to offer my Yoga and Qigong to those who would like it. I feel there has never been a time when it’s been needed more!
However, I will also set up a live Zoom feed for those unable to make the IRL classes. Just ask me for the link if you can’t make class.
I know it goes without saying but I need to say it; please monitor your health carefully and, if in doubt, stick to online sessions. In class we can spread out lots and minimise contact.
The seasonal yoga that I teach has never been more relevant to me. Having the ability to care for oneself with the tools I’ve learnt over the years is amazing. Through the nutrition, pranayamas (breathing exercises), meditations and flow, I feel I’ve been able to support myself and my family during these ground-shifting times. I want to share more of this with you. It’s not just the flow, but the whole lifestyle in seasonal rhythm. This is the content I’m working on sharing. If in the meantime you feel you need some support or pointers, please feel free to get in contact. I would love to hear from you.
Always look for the light and remember at times it’s ok not to be ok.
Love and peace, my friends. Be kind.
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YOGA and ART Day Retreats. NEW DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON
The mornings of our retreat days are spent enjoying yoga postures which help nourish the body and compliment the season. In the afternoons we experiment with art, colours and creativity to express a seasonal theme. We take an hour for lunch and, weather permitting, enjoy a short post-lunch walk. We learn about living our lives in tune with the seasons and opening our minds and bodies to the rhythms of nature. Some of those who come along are apprehensive about yoga. Others might be nervous about the art. But the whole day is planned to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable no matter their level. No extreme yoga, no judgements with the art. Just a chance to relax in a safe, friendly and fun environment.
Come alone or bring a friend and enjoy a well-earned break from the day-to-day routine. Our aim is to make sure that you leave feeling refreshed, replenished and inspired. You never know, you may even find yourself signing up for the next retreat!
If you are joining my classes:
What to bring: A mat - please. Dress in layers. With the heater the room will get very warm, but could start off chilly in the cooler months. Bring water, a blanket for relaxation, and a smile.
Pregnancy:I have not taken any specalised certificates for teaching people who are pregnant. My studies and teacher training does cover some basic advice and I will suggest alternatives when necessary. If you are pregnant and want to attend the classes I will provide you with a handout that outlines my policies.
When I was pregnant, from personal experience I can recommend the following: Fully qualified for teaching yoga during pregnancy, Check out the wonderful Zoe Martin at http://www.yogaleicester.co.uk/ she looked after me during pregnancy no 2.
For pre and postnatal pilates and other other pregnancy related fitness (not yoga), I also recommend the lovely Joanne Helcke at http://www.joannahelcke.com/zest4lifeuk/ she looked after me post no 1 and throughout no 2.