DONATION- BASED YOGA
We use a pay what you can model so that everyone can come. Portion of donations each week are donated to various grassroots organisations and charities.
Regular donation-based yoga is currently on pause til spring 2022, but please stay tuned for one off yoga and meditation classes and events...
A little bit about my training, background and what to expect...
My first foray into yoga was when I was around 12 years old and I bought a yoga book from a cheap book shop in Penzance and taught my friends on our road. I only remembered this later on when I had started to study to become a teacher and realised I had come full circle.
I started going to yoga classes as a college student. We had a hot yoga centre in Truro (the amazing Breathe HQ) and I would go during free periods. It was never quite regular being a teenager, but it had definitely peaked my interest.
It developed from there, I started doing lots of youtube classes and when I moved back to London for university, I did every intro offer I could find! Finances always meant that my practice was never as regular as it is now, which is a big part of why I love the donation-based model.
During my uni degree, I made plans to go to India to do my yoga teacher training, and I finally went to Rishikesh in September 2018, after my graduation, to study for my first 200 hour certificate in traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga with Vedansha School.
I went back a year later staying in various ashrams in the north of India, completing another 200 hour training with Kanga Yoga, and an advanced 100 hour Yin and Yoga Nidra training, which was perhaps the most mind-altering training, and the one that most reflects how I currently teach.
I am currently taking a Trauma-Informed Yoga Training course with Yoga Mandala Project.
I am inspired by so many teachers on a regular basis, including Alexandra Van Shaik (my yin teacher), Emma Bonnici's focus on alignment, the Rasa teachings of Sianna Sherman, the Hatha humour and incorporation of Pranayama of Yogrishi Vishvketu at Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh among many others. I am inspired by new teachers almost every day, and lockdown has given me the opportunity to practice with teachers from far away that have really inspired me, including Tara Judelle, Satu Tuomela and other Embodied yoga teachers, teaching in a less linear way.
As I practice with vastly different teachers, I like to hope that this is reflected in my own teaching style. I hope you feel that the classes are full of love, intuitively inspired by real human bodies, not 'perfect' yogi bodies, and guided by the students needs and energies. I aim for the classes to be free-flowing and caring, while also still respectful of yogic tradition and heritage, remaining aware always that I am carefully borrowing a beautiful practice that doesn't belong to me.
What I would love more than anything is for you to leave the 'real world' for an hour, move your body and to connect to something greater than you, perhaps your spiritual self- the one that wants to change the world a little bit...
200hr Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga- Vedansha Schol, Rishikesh, India
200hr Kanga Yoga Training, Rishikesh, India
100hr Yin and Yoga Nidra, Earth Yoga Village, Goa, India
50hr Additional Kanga Yoga Training
Trauma-informed Yoga Training, Yoga Mandala Project
Many thanks and deep gratitude for all my teachers, past and present.
HOW TO JOIN...
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