Yoga Diploma 350 hours via Group X Training
The Yoga Teacher Revolution® Training (CSV® Yoga Sadie Nardini)
Freestyle Fitness Yoga Certified
Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga
Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise
Fitness & Circuits Qualified
Exercise To Music Qualified
Step Instructor Certified
First Aid Qualified
IIHHT Holistic Massage Certified
MY BACKGROUND AND PHILOSOPHY
Movement, music, holistic health and fitness, with a fascination of how the body moves, has been my passion for as long as I can remember!
Over the last 25 years I’ve experienced and taught a vast array of group fitness and dance styles. I spent my 20's learning the art of Hip Hop dance, and through mentorship I studied alongside a well-known local dance artist where I found work performing in local events and teaching to under privileged children. I've dabbled in Martial Arts, i've run successful community circuit training classes, taught aerobics, step, spinning and various body conditioning classes.
Eventually after YEARS of just instructing fitness and dance, I needed something more gentle on my body that included all the skills and knowledge I had gained as a fitness teacher.
In 2003 I went on to complete my Fitness Yoga teacher training in Freestyle Fitness Yoga. This eventually inspired me to study further to gain my 350 hours Yoga Diploma. All with Jayne Nicholls, Group X Training - Industry standard UK training in Yoga and Fitness.
I've been very fortunate to teach up and down the UK from health clubs, schools, dance studios, and even in the corporate world. Meeting interesting and diverse individuals along the way.
For 4 years I worked in the corporate health and fitness chain as an Exercise Specialist in Canary Wharf, teaching group classes and carrying out fitness assessments and Personal Training.
I have witnessed trends come and go, and i've been part of some very fascinating fitness fads during the 90's and 00's. Some great, others not so great!!
I teach from the heart and I am passionate and energetic. If it is backed by the latest science...I am all in! I am enthusiastic and enjoy putting my own personal edge into everything I teach delivering the VERY best and honest classes so I can inject that passion, energy and freedom into my students.
I have a good understanding of anatomy and physiology and basic biomechanics. Combine this understanding, experience of looking at bodies over the years, along with my individual flair for freedom of movement and creativity - I shine the most!
My other passion is music, and as a hobby I love to listen to all music genres, singing and writing my own songs, playing guitar and record these songs, when that time allows. :)
As a busy mum of two energetic boys, I know full well how life can become so crazy juggling family, school, work, time, energy, and with all the pressures of our 21st century. I understand that finding that space of nurturing, honouring and staying connected to your body - is so essential for our health, fitness and wellbeing.
My own body has not been un-touched by these pressures of life and motherhood has quite literally been the hardest job I have ever had to undertake!!
Yoga teaches me to sit back, take stock and be thankful for each day. It literally reminds me that challenges are all a part of life and we just ride the wave as it shapes our unique path, eventually making us more resilient. Yoga is my 'coping' mechanism when things literally go 'pear shaped'!
My area of expertise is to provide engaging, fun and inspirational classes. I want everyone to truly feel a connection to their body, to ignite their inner being to endless opportunity.
Through my own experience and knowledge, on and off the mat, I want to be able to guide students to find 'their own way' of moving, flowing, breathing and to reach that special place where they truly shine.
Through a regular practice of Yoga we can greatly reduce stress, improve our health, energy, fitness, mobility, sleep quality and build on those healthy life choices. When life becomes a little more balanced - we see the bigger picture and nurture what's important...right here..right now!
Practicing Yoga has definitely helped me gain a little control over my life not to mention clarity. Like so many who practice and teach Yoga - it is not a 'done deal' and it is quite literally a lifetime journey of self-discovery and aligning to your core truth.
By attending a class you will provide a 'space' to press the pause button, light yourself up from the inside out and be part of our welcoming tribe!! You will develop self-awareness, self acceptance and clarity. This will radiate positive vibes out to your loved ones and the world.
Everyone who comes to my classes can expect a warm welcome, a sense of humour, and leave feeling exhilarated, challenged BUT most of all - inclusive!
I welcome you to give it a try and join me towards a fitter, healthier future! You never know where this journey will take you...! X
25+ years experience
Extensive exercise background
Advanced anatomy and movement teacher
Years of experience teaching group classes and individuals
A serious passion and energy to help others
A thirst for knowledge
A love of Yoga and movement sharing that passion.
Holistic health experience