THE YOGAKIND TEAM
"My love story with yoga began at age 7, a little hippie child with her hippie mum taking hatha classes. A little later down the line, studying dance and drama at college, my OCD and anxiety started to get really challenging to cope with, yet I found each time I stepped onto my mat and flowed I began to feel content, strong and alive. I remember feeling such a warmth and joy each time I lay there in savasana, feeling as if I had finally come back home to myself, my body, my roots. A few years later, I love passing on the teachings of yoga asana, pranyama and philosophy even more than I thought I ever could. My aim is that you can come on to your mat, practice feeling empowered by your wonderful body, practice fluidity and balance between strength and softness, practice authenticity and kindness to yourself, and then be able to take all of that off of the mat and share the living, breathing, alive qualities of yoga into all you do, and everyone you meet.
I qualified as a 200hr vinyasa yoga teacher in 2015 with Wellbeing Warehouse, followed by doing more vinyasa trainings with Dawn Wright at Whitespace and Rachael Moore at Camyoga, creative sequencing with Celest Pereira, pregnancy teacher training with Rachael Moore and yin yoga teacher training with Sarah Lo."
"My first introduction to yoga was a Pregnancy Yoga class when I was expecting my first daughter, a weekly class I absolutely adored .... the inward focus, breath practice and movement element was fabulous. My journey towards teaching it myself was slightly more convoluted! After working as a Project Manager in IT and healthcare for 15 years, I took a career change and stepped into Personal Training in 2014. My focus was always strength, but then I began to incorporate my love of how the body moves by also training in Animal Flow ... a floor-based movement pattern requiring strength, balance and flexibility ... and then in 2017 I completed my Yoga Teacher Training, followed by an
additional Yoga Nidra qualification. My main style is slower flow vinyasa with a healthy dose of mudras, breathwork and essential oils thrown in to complete each class! I love how Yoga makes you feel - some days you need a strong, fast flow ... others you just need child’s pose and your breath."
"With a background as a massage therapist, when I first started practicing yoga years ago I was initially drawn to the physical aspect - stretching and strengthening the muscles. It was much later that I found the benefits of using yoga practice as a tool to balance mind and body in this modern world.
I decided to embark on teacher training so that I can continue to learn, share and be a part of this constantly evolving, ancient practice which I love so much. I like to focus on control, movement and alignment in my classes and I believe everybody can benefit from yoga in some way.
I look forward to seeing you in class and if you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to get in touch.
"I started practising yoga regularly a few years ago as a way to relieve stress. I found myself intrigued by its ability to help negotiate tricky times and our busy world with more clarity. I soon realised there was something so very special about it. Yoga brings calm, fun, fearlessness, joy, acceptance and strength into my life and I am constantly fascinated by all that yoga reveals both on and off the mat.
I am nearly at the end of my 200 hour yoga teacher training with Whitespace Studio. As my journey as a yoga teacher begins, I am excited to share a space for you to get curious with your body, breath and mind as one. Expect to flow mindfully but also hold postures, finding lightness as well as strength and some meditative moments too, leaving you calm but awakened and energised - accompanied by a funky playlist of course!"
"I first found yoga as a safe space for my mind to switch off, with running two businesses stress very much became part of my everyday life and I was seeking some release. After I found a more peaceful way to live with Yoga being at the very core, I naturally wanted to share this with others, so I qualified in my 200 hour Yoga Teaching Training in 2018 and I am so excited to explore and develop my knowledge so I can create a flourishing yoga environment in class. Yoga gives me time to connect to the present moment and just breathe. Developing this sense of belonging within movement and feeling the space it can create in the mind has become my inspiration for all my yoga classes. I very much follow that yoga is for everyone and that anybody can benefit from following a yogic life. "