Owner at SattyYoga
Royal Leamington Spa United Kingdom
I started my yoga experience with the Ashtanga primary series. I also explored Hatha yoga and Bikram yoga, and in the last four years started to cultivate my own meditation practice, this allowed me to uncover the inner body and the co-dependent relationship with the mind. My yoga evolved and so did I. I learned that the real benefits went beyond being able to do the perfect downward dog or warrior poses.
My practice has become one of integrated yoga and mindfulness. The union of the mind and the body through the breath. A non judging, non striving approach to yoga; a felt experience.
I studied Foundation 1 and 2 with the British Wheel of Yoga, a sound basis for teaching and personal development. I did the 8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Course which helped develop my mindfulness and meditation practice. This was a pre-requisite to study Integrated Yoga and Mindfulnesss with Hugh Poulton, a 200 hour yoga alliance teaching qualification. (Hugh Poulton is one of the UK’s most experienced mindfulness teachers, his work is referenced in Mark William’s bestselling book “Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world”).
Mindfulness practice is an integrated component of the yoga I teach, cultivating greater awareness of the unity of mind and body and our relationship to tension. Through yoga and mindfulness we learn to recognise how our mental states are expressed in the body and how this impacts our moment to moment experience.
With me you will develop a yoga practice that meets you where you are now, allowing you space and time to grow and deepen your awareness of you, your mind, your body through your practice. Slowly through continued practice, yoga will bring an inner peace. You will discover a calmer mind, a more open heart and you will experience the inner energetics of your body on and off the mat.