80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS1 3QY, United Kingdom
I first attended Hatha yoga from the recommendation of my college Councillor when I was 20. This was 21 years ago. It was a home, a ground, a safe place for reflecting on who I was in the universe and still is.
I soon began Vinnie yoga where I worked one to one with Geoff Farrer weekly and daily self practice for some years. I then found Ashtanga Yoga, which I have practiced regularly though not devoutly ever since; training with Richard Freeman qualified teachers around the world. Christopher Gladwell has been my most consistent teacher for 11 years. His approach has helped bring more honesty and kindness into my practice; to notice where I have been pushing into flexibility and actually hurting myself, where I need to build more strength and to be really clear about alignment, breath, and attention.
As well as teaching yoga I am a visual artist and performer and have trained in a variety of physical theatre, circus, dance and improvisation techniques, with emphasis on embodied and somatically informed practices, some of which I will incorporate into my classes.
I have recently completed a 300 hour advanced teacher training with the Yogasara school of yoga led by Christopher Gladwell and Sarah Harlow. Yogasara means The Essence of Yoga.
As a teacher I want to create a supportive space for people to deepen their awareness of body mind, simultaneously moving towards acceptance of all experience with kindness and honesty as well as greater ease and joy.
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