As a yoga teacher I seek to inspire others to live healthfully, knowing that what we practice today benefits in the now and potentially into the future. To this end I actively support the W.H.O. vision for reduction in non-communicable disease through healthy lifestyle choice.
My goal is to support well-being and functional performance (for life or sport) through yoga practice. I love to work with clients in small groups or one-to-one, to help them build sustainable and accessible practice, and achieve their yoga and sports goals, whether this is gaining mobility, stability, strength, balance and flexibility; or finding ways to build a yoga habit that sticks.
My 200-hour foundation training in Vinyasa / Mindful Movement included meditation, Yoga Nidra, restorative yoga and chair yoga, as well as Yoga Philosophy.
After my initial training I was drawn to complete two 40-hour certifications in Yoga for the Stages of Menopause and Yoga for Athletes. This latter led me to a second 200-hour training as a Yoga Sports Coach(TM) (in progress), through which I learned how yoga can both support and complement an athlete’s training programme. The beauty of this latter course was my deepening appreciation and understanding of how simple principles can be applied to get higher impact from practice, building strength and stability from the inside out. While this benefits athletes, it is also beneficial to the general public.
For women who are midlife (45 to 65) maintaining health through perimenopause and menopause can be a challenge. Interestingly staying active and being fit, aside from benefiting day by day, has been found to reduce risk of Altzeimers by up to 30% (Lisa Mosconi). And having seen the impact of Altzeimers in my own family I value the potential benefit of maintaining a yoga practice beyond menopause.
For athletes who are at risk of over-training, yoga can offer respite from training, as well as bite-sized practices that potentially enhance performance!