Iyengar Yoga Teacher in Horsham, West Sussex
I’ve been a qualified Iyengar Yoga Teacher since 1998. In 2010 I spent a month studying with the Iyengar family in Pune, India. In 2012 I passed the Junior Intermediate Level 3 Iyengar Yoga Teaching Assessment.
My formal training has taken over 1000 hours and I have over 4000 hours teaching experience. I continue to work and learn with senior teachers in England. I now live with my partner and son in Horsham, West Sussex in the UK.
“Having avoided all sports at school and generally been a ‘couch potato’ I found Yoga really difficult to begin with. So I was drawn to becoming an Iyengar Yoga Teacher as it was not just for the naturally fit and supple. I had skeletal problems that would not respond to conventional treatment. Yoga helped from my very first class. Since then I have used yoga to help rehabilitate myself after both serious illness and surgery. I feel that having to come to terms with my own physical limitations has made me an understanding and empathetic teacher.”
Private Yoga in Horsham with a Qualified Iyengar Yoga Teacher
I have the higher level certification as an Iyengar Yoga Teacher that allows me to teach one to one yoga. These private yoga classes are perfect if you want a one to one yoga session in your own home. This is helpful for people suffering from depression or recovering from illness. It is perfect for anyone who is unable to attend a yoga class.
Yoga Classes in Horsham with a Qualified Iyengar Yoga Teacher
My yoga classes focus on learning rather than simply ‘doing’. Ex- dancers and ex- gymnasts seem to be able to ‘just do it’. For the rest of us it is about finding the healthy action for us as individuals, so we need to work more mindfully. I like to create a light-hearted atmosphere in class, with plenty of humour to encourage students to challenge their habitual way of doing things. I also aim to encourage people to develop a home practice, so I have homework sheets for my students. I’m always reviewing each students progress, and I teach in a way that encourages students to remember poses. I have found that this makes them feel more confident to practice at home, thereby seeing greater improvements.
Professional Iyengar Yoga Teacher in Horsham
I have a natural love of teaching yoga that I hope is evident in my yoga classes, workshops and one to one yoga lessons. I see myself as a ‘Professional Yoga Teacher’. What does that mean? Well, for me it means a lot of small things that all add up. I take my responsibilities as an Iyengar Yoga Teacher very seriously: I adhere to my professional body’s guidance carefully. I undertake ongoing professional development. It also means I take great care as a teacher to take care of my students and to ensure their individual improvement regardless of their level. This takes careful class planning to allow progression over time. I have a natural love of teaching that I hope is evident in my classes, workshops and one to ones. Please contact me here for more information about Iyengar Yoga in Horsham, West Sussex.
I am a member of the IY (UK). I have been a member of the IY(UK) Executive Council and continue to be actively involved in the Yoga community. I hold the Iyengar Certification Mark and am fully insured through the IY(UK). I am a Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) Level 3 Instructor.