yoga clases edinburghYoga helped me to heal many injuries giving me insight and tools to help others through my teaching. It has helped me manage stress while I was working as a journalist. It is still helping me to deal with quirks of motherhood. I have finished Yoga Alliance approved RYT 200 Teacher Training and started my Yoga teaching path eight years ago. In that time I have been teaching different styles such as Vinyasa, Power, Ashtanga, Restorative and Yoga Nidra. What I find fascinating still is that each and every time I step on the mat or enter a class I know I will learn something new. In Yoga there is always somewhere to go with your practice even on a bad day. There is always a way to evolve.

My quantum leap in Yoga was returning to the practice after I suffered from low back and pelvic injury. From hypermobile Yogini who can do any pose from Yogic books, I was `down-leveled’ to three poses I could do without pain. Yoga practice as I once knew it didn’t exist any more. My flexible body was over flexible causing me constant pain. There was a short period of time when all the therapists were telling me Yoga is not good for my condition. Why I didn’t give up?  The practice, even when `down-leveled’ as it was in that time was bringing me so much benefits mentally that my heart was telling me I must not ignore that. It was a long journey but it formed a safe strengthening practice that is evolving in every class I do.
My yoga practice is Forrest and Yin Yoga inspired. These are both therapeutic styles and as such can be tailored for every practitioner, beginner or advanced. I could talk for hours why yoga classes are so beneficial but I’ve always found personal experience to be the best guidance. If you want to evolve your yoga practice then I would definitely recommend trying Mind Body Balance Yoga.

Education

  • Forrest Yoga Advanced Teacher Training with Ana Forrest, 2016
  • Baby Massage Instructors Course from Scottish School of Child and Baby Massage, 2014
  • Rainbow Kids Yoga 3-day Teacher Training, 2014
  • Fertility and Preconception Reflexology course with Helen Harris, an Association of Reflexologists Approved Course, 2013
  • RYT 200 Teacher Training, 2008
  • B.A. in Journalism, 2002

Workshops

  • Leslie Kaminoff Yoga Workshop – Integrating Breath and Bandha in Asana
  • Forrest Yoga Workshop with Jumbo Truong, 2015
  • A Yoga approach for neurological conditions, Garth McLean, 2013
  • Qi Gong for Therapists, Rachael Dunsmore, 2013
  • Winter Warmer workshop, Hayley Price, 2013
  • Sadhana Yoga Chi, Doug Swenson, 2012
  • A Deeper Understanding of Yoga & Pranayama, Paul Dallaghan, 2010
  • Advanced Prenatal Workshop, Sandra Bianco, 2010
  • Inner Beauty of the Practice, Lea Loncar, 2010
  • Ashtanga Details: Bandhe (masterclass), Sandra Bianco, 2009
  • Yoga & Nutrition, Sara Granstrom, 2009
  • Prenatal workshop, Csilla Toldy, 2009
  • Ashtanga Details: Breath, Sandra D. Bianco, 2009
  • Yoga Nidra, Marco Bianco, 2009
  • Mindful Ashtanga: Advanced Anatomy in Vinyasa Yoga, Neil Barker, 2009
  • Jivamukti Yoga, Gabriela Bozic, 2009
  • Flowing with Grace in Vinyasa Yoga System, Katiza Satya, 2008
  • Yogic Arts, Duncan WongJuly 2008 Acroyoga Workshop, Adam Rinder, 2008
  • System of Yoga from Himalaya, Maharishi Swami Dev Murti, 2008
  • Yoga Nidra, Marco Bianco, 2008
  • Pranayama, Jadranko Miklec, 2008
  • Yogacharya, Amadio Bianchi, 2007