In a previous life I was a busy IT Support Analyst. Working for a large law firm in Birmingham city centre, I turned to yoga to help relieve stress and tension from my job.
By 2006, I had qualified as a teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (currently the governing body for Yoga in the UK). Their 500 hour, 3 year Diploma course is one of the most comprehensive and respected in the country. Then in 2010, it was a natural progression for me to complete the specialist BWY Yoga for Children Module with Michelle Cheesbrough (author of ‘Helping Children with Yoga’)
Why go to a BWY Teacher? If you attend a BWY Yoga class you can be confident that your teacher has undergone professional training, qualifying them to guide and teach you expertly and safely. They will have studied all aspects of Yoga; such as pranayama, anatomy & physiology, philosophy of Yoga, meditation and relaxation techniques, as well as having a thorough understanding the postures (asanas).
YogaDeal is created!
A move to Northamptonshire in 2007, prompted me to give up my corporate career and set up ‘YogaDeal’. YogaDeal has grown to a variety of local classes, family and children’s yoga sessions, as well as one-to-one private lessons. I also teach at a local therapeutic clinic, and cover classes in the community. Workshops and retreats are in the future plans! All YogaDeal classes offers a variety of asana (postures) and breath work (pranayama), as well as mindfulness, meditation and relaxation techniques.
Yoga in the West is evolving and I am always learning something new. I attend several teacher training days each year to update my skills and yoga knowledge.
These have included Zoe Knott (‘Strength in Asana’), Sheila Baker (‘NLP for Yoga Teachers’), Alistair Shearer (translator of ‘The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’), Peter Blackaby, author of ‘Intelligent Yoga’; and most recently with Philip Xerri, who is world renowed for his expertise in Pranayama.