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MY STORY

FINDING YOGA

I first started practicing yoga due to tight muscles and a bad back from running, team sports and too much partying. However I very quickly noticed how the practice was also able to help quieten the busyness of my over-active mind, soften the impact of my whirling thoughts and bring awareness to my actions.  I began noticing the profound and incredible benefits of yoga on my mind and body.  Over a number of years I went on to deepen my practice and knowledge. I first trained in drama and movement at Hull University (2009-2013.  2.1 B.A Hons) and then went on to become a drama and movement teacher in Yorkshire in 2014. I completed my PGCE at Sheffield university as an 'Outstanding teacher' and I have taught as a senior teacher for many years in secondary schools. I then trained to be a Hatha yoga teacher, completing my 200 hours with the Hari Om yoga school in Milan, Italy.  In 2020, I studied a further 200 hour yoga course over 16 months with YogaCampus London where I passed with Distinction as an outstanding teacher. Further to this, I trained in pre-natal, post-natal and parent and baby yoga/massage as I studied with birth/yoga specialist and doula, Alexa Dean with The Shala in London. I have also trained in a variety of workshops and classes all over the world.  I have practiced in Spain, Morocco, Japan, Ibiza, Sri Lanka and Bali.

Although I am now a full time yoga teacher, I am also a senior and experienced secondary drama teacher and have spent many years teaching in schools in Yorkshire and London.

Qualifications:

-BA Hons 2.1 degree in Movement and Drama (2009-2013)

-PGCE in teaching drama, physical theatre and movement (2014- 2015)

-RYT 200 hours Hari Om, Milan, Italy (2019)

-RYT 200 hours YogaCampus, London, 16 months (Distinction) (2020)

-PYTT- Pregnancy, postnatal and Mum and baby yoga. The Shala and Alexa Dean. (2021)

-Hands on assisting and adjusting- Shira Hess and Yogahome N15 (2022)

-Physical adjustments, Down To Earth studio with Mina Hosokawa (2023)

-The Art of Sequencing. Judith and Lizzie Hanson Lasater (Dec 2023- March 2024)

-Mentors and teachers: Raquel Alves, Mina Hosokawa, Jason Crandell, Judith and Lizzie Hanson Lasater, Shira Hess, Eryck Brahmania.

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