2000-2003: Inner Yoga Trust Teachers Awareness Programme
2004: Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (1 year course)
2005, May: British Wheel of Yoga Accredited Teaching Diploma
2006: Thai yoga massage; 2006 (1 year course)
2007: Massage Training Institute Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and
ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage Level 3 (Level 4 pending- awaiting final final results)
Ongoing Training: Numerous week long, weekend and day courses to further
and continue my learning.
Back round and Approach:
My teacher Jenny Beeken was taught directly by the late B.K.S. Iyengar, a famous and very knowledgeable yogi from India. I feel privileged to have come from this linage and value highly the quality of teaching I received. The reason being is the attention to detail in which we learnt to understand the movements and not just `do` the postures. Yoga is more than working out, it is a life tool, which encourages overall health, wellness and a balanced outlook on life.
I have taught in many environments during the last 14 years; in a special needs school,the corporate workplace, in health clubs, private classes, workshops, the Aldershot football team and 1 to 1, both therapeutically and otherwise. In addition I have co taught with Jenny Beeken on several `Inner Yoga Trust` foundation courses and workshops. I have also taught several two week holidays\retreats in `Ulpotha` Sri Lanka a beautiful place and worth a google search.
I practice yoga\meditation daily which helps to keep my body flexible and strong, it also informs my teaching. When grounded and connected in my own body I am far better equipped to observe and work with the needs of others.
My training in thai yoga massage has given additional skills and techniques for the adjustment of my students for a careful adjustment can be worth a hundred verbal instructions! Another passion of mine is road cycling. I belong to VC Meudon (club), race and train several times per week. There is an ever growing awareness of the importance to maintain flexibility in sportsmen\women to avoid injury and I have an interest in running specific classes for cyclists\ runners\ tri athletes.
During the early years of fatherhood I reduced my teaching to be at home more. My daughter is now at school and so once again I look to expand and develop my teaching in different environments and it would be great to see you there!