Revitalise Yoga & Massage Therapy
I became a massage therapist in 2004 after 2 car accidents within 18 months, which left me suffering with the effects of whiplash.
I was treated by a sports massage therapist who really helped me on my path to recovery. In 2005, I decided to take my sports massage qualification and, after achieving a distinction, I knew that this was my future. I am also qualified in pregnancy massage, seated chair massage and deep tissue and remedial massage.
I 'found' yoga in 2007, still suffering from a tight back, neck & shoulders. It made such a tremendous difference to my life both physically and mentally and the love I have for yoga grows more each day. So I decided to train as a yoga teacher and share my passion for yoga with students who join my classes.
I have the pleasure of teaching many different types of yoga - Hatha Flow, Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra and Yoga for Sports (teaching the RAF and working specifically with the RAF Rowing Team, integrating yoga into their training schedule to help them with focus, balance, strength and flexibility).
Pregnancy Yoga has so many benefits for Mums-to-Be and I am fortunate to have worked with over 400 babies ladies over the years with some Mums back for their 3rd babies with me! Pregnancy yoga helps to keep ladies relaxed and calm, reduce anxiety, improve sleep to aid pregnancy 'niggles', prepare for birth and work on the pelvic floor.
They then join me for Mother & Baby Yoga and Massage, what a pleasure it is to see these ladies through not only their pregnancies but the early months of motherhood.
Chair Yoga is a wonderful practice for those who are less mobile and is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Chair yoga offers a practical alternative, as it depends flexibility and strengthens body awareness. Students can learn many kinds of yoga postures, yoga breathing techniques, meditation and ways of relaxation with the aid of a chair.
'Slow Down Sundays' are an afternoon of pure relaxation, a chance to unwind and release the stresses which we all face in our daily lives. We incorporate meditation, different breathing techniques, slow yin and restorative yoga using many props to held us to surrender and relax. The session always closes with a delicious Yoga Nidra before you leave.
"Yoga is a light which, once lit, will never dim. The better your practice,
the brighter the flame"
My aim is to share my passion for yoga with all my students. The beauty of yoga is to be able to roll out your mat and be at one with yourself.
My classes are aimed at those who have been practicing yoga and those who are just starting on the wonderful journey to finding out what a difference yoga can make to their lives.
I love to welcome men & women of all age groups and experience as everyone has something to offer the classes.
All you need is your mat and a smile!
Qualifications, my journey so far....
200 hr Yoga Teacher Training (2013)
Pregnancy Teacher Training (2014)
Restorative Yoga TT (2014)
Mother & Baby Yoga TT (2015)
Doula Training (2015)
Yin TT (2017)
Yoga Nidra TT & Facilitatior (2018)
Yoga for Labour & Birth (Uma Dinsmore Tuli)
Alignment (Bridget Woods-Kramer)
Exploring the SI joint (Donna Fahri)
Yoga & Anatomy (Gary Carter)
I-Rest Foundation (James Reeves)
Yoga Nidra Foundation (Uma Dinsmore, Nirlipta Tuli & Dr Ben Woolf)
Chakras (Emma Henry)
Post Term Pregnancy (Sara Wickham)
Yoga for Athletes (Sarah Ramsden)
Yin workshop with Sarah Lo
Doug Keller - Pranayama and the Breath - the effect on the body
Chair Yoga - Richard Kravatz