Yoga Teacher, incorporating mindfulness (CMI Level 1)
Romford I Hornchurch I Upminster I Essex
I am a qualified BWY teacher (2006) and have been working with mindfulness for 2 years. Completing Level 1 with CMI furthers my understanding and ability to help my students.
I have worked with yoga for 30 years and taught classes and one-to-one sessions since 2004. My classes are in the Romford, Essex area. I believe paying close attention to each moment is integral to a meaningful practice and Mindfulness has enhanced both my personal development and teaching. My Yoga practice is deeply influenced by the work of Vanda Scaravelli and the idea of working with ‘wholeness’ and attentiveness to what we are ‘doing’ allows insight and a deep sense of wellbeing to be found. Mindfulness enhances and compliments this idea, providing a framework upon which to draw from.
I am committed to the concept of Mindfulness and having experienced the benefits of integrating it into my life believe in the importance of being able to share this with everyone.
Mindfulness gives us the ability to attend to each moment of our lives. When we begin to cultivate this skill subtle changes occur that deepen our experiences and allow us to connect in a more meaningful way both to ourselves as well as to others. What we encounter; good/bad, pleasant/unpleasant, pain/comfort becomes part of the experience of ‘Living’ and in this way we can learn to live our lives, not on ‘auto pilot’ but with awareness. This way of ‘being’ seeps its way into all aspects of our lives, whether we are practicing yoga, meditating, or simply ‘doing’ what we usually do.
What is the importance of professional guidelines such as the UK Network’s Good practice Guidelines to you and your teaching?
It is important to me to be trained and mentored on a regular basis to ensure both my teaching and personal development are the best they can be.