My name is Fiona. I took up yoga in the mid-1990s thinking that I’d like it and that it would be good for me! At that time I was living in London, working for an advertising agency and had a very active social life. I was constantly on the go with no formal exercise and certainly no down time.
I knew little about yoga, and had no appreciation of the breadth and depth of the practice. My naivety, or perhaps it was the availability of classes in the early years, saw me pursuing a fast-paced, very physical class several times a week, when space and calm were what I needed at that time! A couple of years in I had a glimpse of different styles of yoga and teaching, and experienced what a powerful practice it can be. As individuals our constitutions, disposition, and lifestyle will influence the style of yoga which best nourishes us.
Wanting to learn more, and hoping to demystify some of the rather abstract concepts associated with yoga I signed up for the British Wheel of Yoga Foundation course in 2002.
In 2008 I committed to the two and a half year teaching diploma with Tara Fraser, my most consistent and influential teacher over the previous 10+ years.
The course gave me a great foundation in the understanding of anatomy & physiology, philosophy, and good practice in teaching, as well as encouraging me to explore alternative aspects of yoga.
My yoga today continues to evolve and is the results of years of personal experience, inspiring teachers, study and teaching. I principally use physical postures and breathing techniques in class, with deeper meditation at home. The philosophy of yoga continues to help me piece together some of the physiological magic of yoga.
For me, accessing the core of our body brings the body and mind into balance, we can move and think with greater ease.