Over many years of practising yoga, I have inevitably encountered many types of practice, settings and teachers. I am grateful to them all.
Special thanks go to Avid Yogi and my fellow students pictured here for an expert teacher training in the wonderful yoga community at Meadowlark Yoga
I would also like to like to thank Uma Dinsmore Tuli for her inspiration and various trainings in Womb Yoga and in Yoga Nidra facilitation
I continued my specialisation in yoga for women’s health with training in pregnancy, post natal and fertility yoga with the pregnancy specialists Yoga Mama. Many thanks to the wonderful Cheryl Lathey and her great team in Putney.
I am continuing to train and finding a wonderful synthesis between yoga therapeutics and my psychology and social anthropology academic background. I love being part of the team at Edinburgh Community Yoga and particularly enjoy outreach teaching.
Other significant trainings and CPD include:
Trauma sensitive yoga (short courses) with David Emerson and with Heather Mason (Minded Institute)
Warriors At Ease program for military veterans
Yoga for addiction (Shaura Hall)
Toddler yoga – Birthlight
Diastasis recti – Birthlight
Yin Yoga – Norman Blair
Yoga for anxiety (short course) – Heather Mason, Minded Institute
Trauma Informed Yoga – ECY/Meadowlark
Breathing School – Ben Wolff
My own personal yoga practice has grown from a weekly class in a community hall in the 1970s through yoga videos with a young family in the 1990s to a daily ashtanga practice. Becky Walden ‘s classes in Wantage were a kind, warm and fun introduction to ashtanga yoga when I needed it most. And I am continually grateful for Sarah Hatcher’s intuition, wisdom and patience and to Emma Isokivi and Amy Hughes in the Mysore room at Meadowlark. Thank goodness they were there during lockdown and beyond with daily online Mysore classes.