I have studied Yoga for over 20 years. I trained as a Beginner’s Iyengar Yoga teacher in 1993-1997 (120 hours). I studied with various Iyengar teachers in London and also attended Astanga Yoga classes and a Spanish Yoga retreat with Kirsen of Geri Halliwell fame. I have always been interested in maintaining a flexibility of mind, body and spirit. Yoga has helped me immensely with this.
In the summers of both 2012 and 2013, I completed an intensive (6 weeks) Yoga teacher training in Dru Yoga in Snowdonia. North Wales. (Each period of Yoga teacher training amounted to 3 weeks respectively).
This 200 hour Teacher training, has added so much to my Yoga teaching experience and I absolutely love the flowing style that is Dru Yoga. I have yet to complete the written assignments, due to having to undergo a major operation on my Thyroid gland in November 2012. However, I passed the practical assessment and I am able to teach as a student teacher of Dru Yoga. I hope to complete all written assignments by the end of 2015. I will then be a fully fledged Dru Yoga Teacher. You are in safe hands. I am a very experienced Yoga Teacher who works with care and consideration at all times with your health and wellbeing.I am a registered Dru Yoga student teacher. MDPN (a member of the Dru Professional Network). The course is accredited by the International Yoga Alliance (IYA) and the Independent Yoga Network (IYN UK).
I am also a Yoga teacher for Chronic Fatigue and ME. I studied at The Yoga Campus, Islington. London with Fiona Agombar. fionaagombar.co.uk
In 2006, I studied to become a school teacher. I have a Theatre Degree and a PGCE in Secondary Art and Education. I have taught for several years now as both a Primary and a Secondary Teacher. I became a Yoga teacher for Children with RYE UK (Research on Yoga in Education) in 2008; after studying for this 2 year Diploma (80 hours). This also involved two International retreats in Evian, France and Catania Sicily. Here, we learned how to combine Yoga and the Arts throughout the school day. All of the techniques can be taught as a separate Yoga class or as short burst activities within the school day to enhance children’s concentration, self esteem, wellbeing and confidence.
As a supply teacher, I have visited many schools and the issues that I see at the heart of good education are; engaged children, independent learning, group learning, cooperation, enthusiasm, focus and a passion for learning. All too often, I witness many children who need help with concentration, self esteem, confidence and focus, before they can begin to access a good education for themselves. All of the Yoga for Children techniques can help to build these skills and enhance a child’s wellbeing. These techniques can be taught from The Early Years, through to age 18. The techniques can be adapted to suit all ages and abilities including SEN children and young adults.There are techniques that can help with examination preparation nerves and stress;especially before important examinations. http://www.ryeuk.org/
In October 2014, I studied for the ‘Dru Yoga for Kids and Teens’ course in Wolverhampton, this will eventually enable me to bring Dru Yoga into my Yoga for Children classes. I am able to teach Yoga for Children in Plymouth in schools, (perhaps as a PPA option) and Yoga for adults, teachers, or Corporate Yoga, to help enhance the wellbeing of all staff. I teach a Yoga class in the offices of a Financial firm in Plymouth at present. Please contact me below to ask any questions regarding classes. I will be happy to respond.