Sasha started practicing yoga to help ease her stressful lifestyle (simultaneously working full-time in IT whilst studying part-time for a Computing/Business degree at Oxford Brookes University), and to complement her more conventional exercise options at the gym. After 17 years in IT, in 2003, she took a career break to take up a Hatha Yoga teacher training programme, studying with Bob Smith (author of Yoga for a New Age) and Ki McGraw from the Hatha Yoga Center of Seattle. She was a full-time yoga instructor for six and a half years, but now combines part-time careers in both yoga and IT.
Since her initial training, she has developed her personal practice - mainly in Ashtanga Yoga - with teachers local to and visiting Oxford. Sasha's preference is for a dynamic, physically challenging style of asana practice leading to a deeper state of relaxation and preparation for meditation. Sasha works mainly in health clubs but also does public classes and intensives as well as yoga retreat holidays (in UK, Spain, Greece, Turkey and Egypt). She has also worked with a number of athletes, educational establishments, corporates and private individuals.
Sasha Norton is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS).
Sasha is also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP®), which recognizes her as an expert in one or more of Yoga Alliance's Educational Categories.
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