DENISE

My love of Yoga began over 20 years ago in a cold old local leisure centre on a Sunday afternoon. In my late teens and early twenties I travelled abroad and my interest in both Yoga and eastern philosophy deepened. My teacher, Maureen Hill, eventually encouraged me to go deeper in my practice so I studied for a while with the British Wheel of Yoga, eventually taking my initial teacher training in 2008 through Sun-Power Yoga. I also hold The British Wheel of Yoga diploma and E-RYT500 hours Yoga Alliance and more recently have gained certification in the Prana Vinyasa method, taught by the incredible Shiva Rea.

Teacher bio – Prana Vinyasa

Teacher bio – Yoga Alliance

I am a qualified Restorative Yoga and pregnancy Yoga teacher – which I offer in 1:1 sessions. I also teach chair Yoga, meditation and Yoga Nidra.

My teaching has evolved over the years into mindful practices, based around Vinyasa – flowing, fluid, intelligent sequencing, but with a compassionate and gentle approach so that all abilities can benefit from the practice. I have been strongly influenced by my time in Nepal where I studied with the amazing Devika Gurung, bringing Tibetan practices into my teaching, along with meditation, pranayama and relaxation techniques. Other influences over the years have come from the teachings of Andrea Kwiatkowski, Shiva Rea, Jeanette Colebridge-Vaze, Anne-Marie Newland & Beverley Nolan. I give huge thanks to all of these wonderful teachers. I am also a YA recognised YACEP provider – offering CPD training for other teachers and my own Foundation courses for students wanting to deepen their knowledge of Yoga.

Classes are fun and flowing with a focus on self confidence, body allignment, breath control and stress reduction. I offer group community classes, private 1:1 sessions, workshops, retreats, sessions for councils, charities and businesses and meditation sessions for all ages and abilities. I also offer holistic massage therapy for women including Aromatherapy, Hot stone, Indian head and Swedish massage.

I am passionate that everyone, no matter age, ability, gender, religion, life experience can bring the benefits of Yoga and meditation in to their life.
Come and experience the magic for yourself.

 

 

Qualifications……

British Wheel of Yoga Level 4 diploma

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 hours

YACEP provider

Prana Vinyasa 200 hours

Sun-Power Yoga

Reps Yoga & Exercise referral

Restorative Yoga

Pregnancy Yoga

Reiki 1 & 2

Certificates in Hot Stone, Aromatherapy, Swedish and Indian Head Massage