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BWY_TEACH_logo COLOURI am fully qualified yoga teacher holding the British Wheel of Yoga teaching Diploma (BWY Dip.). Additionally I am a BWY Foundation Course Tutor Level 1 and a BWY Teaching Practice Observer.

I first came to yoga after practicing and teaching martial arts for many years. This led me initially to Tai Chi then Taoist Yoga and eventually Iyengar style yoga with a local BWY teacher who sponsored my application for teacher training in the year 2000.  I was lucky enough at the time to join up with accomplished Viniyoga tutor Margaret Woodley for my teaching diploma. Several years later I returned to Margaret to undertake the BWY Teaching Practice Observer Course.

I realised early on that yoga could give me the combination of a physical challenge and spiritual well-being which I sought.

To broaden my experience and yet focus on the essence of hatha yoga I have sought out a wide variety of teachers and styles, both on a long term and ad hoc basis.

I hold full indemnity insurance via my professional membership of the BWY. I also hold a First Aid qualification with the St. Johns Ambulance Brigade.

I am often asked what style of yoga I teach? Perhaps, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Bikram? The list goes on. Simply put, I teach hatha yoga which gives me the luxury of drawing inspiration from all of the above, since they are all forms of hatha. I am however particularly drawn to the structural integrity of Iyengar, the flowing sequences of Vinyasa and the spiritual connections that Desikachar makes with pranayama and posture work.