I completed my teacher training with Debbie Avani in 2014 and have been teaching Vinyasa Flow ever since. Since qualifying, I continue to attend courses and workshops to learn all I can about yoga, both to improve my own practice as well as to pass what I learn on to my students. As well as my original 200hr certification, I have completed an Advanced Yin Teacher Training with Norman Blair and The Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training with the Yoga Nidra Network.
I’m a strong believer that anyone can do yoga and am always looking for ways to make it accessible to everyone. I have completed a chair yoga course and sometimes incorporate this into one to one sessions.
I use my love of nature and the outdoors to influence my classes and I encourage my students to work with the different energies through the wheel of the year to help create a deeper connection to themselves as well as to our natural environment.
Sally teaches Classic Yoga and Vinyasa Flow, and is passionate about bringing the many benefits of Yoga to as many people as she can. As well as teaching yoga, Sally practices as a Holistic Wellness Consultant specialising in exercise therapy, therapeutic massage, Reiki and deep relaxation techniques. She combines her love of yoga and running with her experience as a trained exercise professional and believes that all-round fitness is achievable by all, even if students feel limited by injury, inexperience or age. Sally will gently guide you through your practice. She has a passion for health and wellbeing, providing a unique insight to the power of holistic teaching. She is a certified practitioner of many therapies and has spent several years further researching holistic methods to wellbeing. She advocates a balanced approach to managing the physical, mental and emotional aspects of wellness to combat stress and its many physical complaints. She is particularly dedicated to working with teenagers undergoing exam-related stress, or that brought about by peer pressure or inappropriate media conditioning. Sally also teaches chair based exercise, adapting exercise for the elderly or infirm and works with the Parkinson’s Society.
Yoga has been a part of my life for 18 years and over that time I have practiced Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hot and Vinyasa Flow yoga styles. My favourite style and the one I teach is Vinyasa Flow as it unites the breath, body and mind in a seamless and beautiful way, bringing awareness, contentment and grace to those who practice it.
Within my practice of yoga I have a passion for Mudras, Mindfulness and the Chakra system and how each of these practices can influence our energy and wellbeing.
I have always been physically active, playing many sports such as netball, basketball, lacrosse and squash. For a number of years I trained in traditional karate Gojyuryu as well as being a teacher. I like to bring into my yoga practice techniques from other pursuits, so you may see core exercise work from Pilates as well as karate stances and warm up techniques. I believe in being creative in the way we practice yoga – it keeps it fresh and fun.