I wanted to write an occasional blog on yoga. There aren’t that many people out there publishing content on Hatha yoga, Okido yoga and the Alexander technique.
I’ve been studying body work of different kinds since 1984. I’ve taught yoga since 2008 and I’m a British Wheel of Yoga teacher.
You can see more about my teaching on the yogaground.com home page
When I graduated from University College London with an Economics degree, I didn’t know what to do but I did know that it wouldn’t involve accounting (the profession of choice for my fellow graduates). As I was keen on guitar playing, I became a classical guitar teacher and performer. A college friend suggested that I take up the Alexander technique to help with my music and I studied the technique privately with a number of teachers including Patrick MacDonald, Misha Magidov and Hilary King
I’ve been studying yoga off and on since 1997. I started practicing Okido yoga, a Japanese form of yoga. My first yoga teachers, Tomoko Mori and her husband were very influential in my first 8 years of practice. In the last 2 years I’ve branched out and had lessons with other teachers.
I took the advanced teacher training with Donna Farhi in 2010 and this has had the most impact on my teaching and personal style. I’ve studied with Simon Low, going to his retreats and classes and I’ve graduated from the Yoga Academy / BWY teacher training program in 2009. I’ve found Simon’s teaching to bridge the gap between the ‘normal’ hatha yoga classes and my Okido teaching and have found him be a very inspiring teacher.
I’ve been having some private lessons with Judy Smith, an Iyengar teacher in London. I’ve found the Iyengar teaching amazing and also very challenging.
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