I’ve enjoyed practicing yoga for about 20 years now. It’s helped me a lot and I decided to become a teacher to share this easy and effective way to keep the body fit and mind calm. There are huge benefits from the posture and breathing exercises and I’ve learnt, with great patience, how to sit still. Being a mum, wife and running my own business, yoga has been very useful reducing my stress levels and giving me core strength and flexibility in all senses of these words. It would take me ages and pages to give you all the reasons why I ‘practice’ everyday – but here are 5 to give you an idea…
My top 5 reasons to do yoga!
1 Better Breathing – I am slightly asthmatic and sounded rather like Darth Vader when I first started
2 Better Posture – standing and sitting much straighter and taller; no slouching here and no ‘bingo wings’ either
3 More focused – I take each thing in my life in turn now, not all in one great mixed up jumble
4 Less fat around my middle and thighs
5 Brighter and clearer complexion and less wrinkles
6 (bit of a bonus) Warm feet!
If you would like any further information, help or advice – please CONTACT ME – don’t hesitate to ask.
I’m a member of the BRITISH WHEEL OF YOGA, this is the Sports England recognised organisation for yoga. As such we have to undertake Continuous Professional Development each year and maintain an up to date First Aid certificate. This all means that YOU are in safe hands when you come along to class.
Following 3 years of hard study, in March 2014 I was awarded the British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma. A splendid day of reward and recognition was held for my class of new Yoga Teachers to celebrate our achievement. The 500 hour yoga training course is recognised by Sport England as one of the highest standards for yoga teaching with regards to knowledge and safety of practice. The course is extremely thorough and well taught, it consisted of:
500 hours of study
6 A4 ring binders of class notes
5 Anatomy work books
20 Written Assignments/Essays
115 Yoga Books
8 Practical Assignments
3 Teaching Observations
Not to mention teaching over 400 hours, class planning, preparation and evaluations! The emphasis with the BWY is to accommodate all levels of fitness and practice safely by offering modifications where a student may need it. I (pictured above second from right in the rather jazzy top) teach yoga classes in lovely locations all around Rutland. See more information about my weekly classes here.