All my life I have been passionate about movement, inner connection and good health.
These passions have arisen from an early life of health issues, which I became determined to overcome, after orthodox medicine failed to provide solutions. My ongoing digestive, hormonal, and chronic fatigue symptoms convinced me that if I was to find a place of good health, I would need to take responsibility for my own body and mind, and find the tools to heal myself.
Following major intestinal surgery and a collapse in my health, I travelled several times to India to concentrate on the practice and mindfulness of yoga, which I found to be incredibly powerful in healing body and mind. I eventually quit my career as a journalist and PR consultant, and spent six months in India retraining as a yoga teacher and focusing on my own healing and education.
On my return, I began to teach yoga full-time, while studying yoga, movement and nutrition to help me understand better how the body heals. What I learned helped me realise that there are very powerful tools available that can help every unique body to heal, and that even so-called ‘healthy’ people can notice significant improvements if they make small changes to their lifestyle. This is because the body’s natural state is one of health and vitality, and given the right conditions, it longs to return to this state.
Most of my life then, has been an education in body, mind and spirit – reading and experiencing in myself a wide range of movement practices, techniques, diets, therapies, supplements and spiritual systems I discovered on my journeys, and it is this experience which is now proving to be so invaluable in my work, because I truly understand in my own body the processes I now offer.
Yoga-Nut is the culmination of these experiences, studies and practices. Everything I offer I have understood – through training, knowledge and study, but more importantly through the experience of it in my own body. I know that these practices and theories are truly powerful, and can help you heal or access a higher level of vitality.
Contact me today for a chat about how we can work together!
TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS
- Nov 2015: Certification as a PiYo instructor with BeachBody
- 2008-present: Inner psychology and meditation training with Alex Filmer-Lorch. Alex is one of the world’s leading meditation and psychology teachers, looking at self-development through self-study and meditation.
- 2012: Certified Fascia-Fitness Trainer under Europe’s leading specialist, Robert Schleip and Joanne Avison, author of Yoga: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement
- 2008-10: 500 hour Yoga and Meditation training with the Art of Contemporary Yoga, under Joanne Avison and Alex Filmer-Lorch. Including a heavy emphasis on anatomy via fascia, and the psychology of inner development through study and meditation.
- 2008-9: Nutritional Therapist Certification under the College of Natural Nutrition. An emphasis on naturopathy and natural nutritional healing.
- 2006-07: Ashtanga Yoga Teacher training with Brahmani Yoga Centre, Goa, India. 300-plus hour intensive training in the teaching and practice of Ashtanga yoga.
- 2008: Ashtanga Teacher training with David Swenson. Intensive training course with one of the world’s leading Ashtanga teacher/trainers.
- 2006-2013: Ashtanga self practice with Gingi Lee, Philippa Asher, Eileen Gauthier, working on Ashtanga 3rd
- Additional workshops with John Scott, David Swenson, David Williams, Denise Martin-Harker, Nawajyoti, Gingi Lee and others.
PLACES OF WORK
David Lloyd, Colchester. Yoga Teacher, Oct 2016- present
David Lloyd, Ipswich. Yoga Teacher, 2012-2014
Yotopia, Covent Garden. Manager and Teacher, 2011 – 2013
The Light Centre, London. Yoga Teacher , 2007 – 2013
The Third Space, Soho, London. Yoga Teacher, 2010 – 2013
YogaMagic, Goa, India. Yoga Teacher, Dec 2010 – March 2011
Ashiyana Yoga Centre, Goa, India. Yoga/Anatomy
Teacher Trainer, Feb/March 2010
Alex Filmer Lorch http://www.insidemeditation.co.uk
Fascia Fitness, Robert Schleip http://www.somatics.de
College of Natural Nutrition http://www.natnut.co.uk
Brahmani Yoga Centre http://www.brahmaniyoga.com
David Swenson http://www.ashtanga.net/about-us.html
The Shala, Gingi Lee http://theshala.co.uk
Sardinia Yoga http://www.sardiniayoga.com