Interface Between Yoga and Healing with Jean Danford, Real Yoga
Yoga Therapy Post Graduate Diploma with Jean Danford, Real Yoga.
Yoga Teacher Training Post Graduate Diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga.
Yoga Therapy Certificate with the British Wheel of Yoga.
I am a trained Mind-Body holistic therapist, passionate about teaching individuals therapeutically adapted yoga tools (mindful movement, breathing practices, relaxation, mindfulness, meditation or the promotion of behavioral changes) to support them on a physical and emotional level.
I am regulated by the Complementary Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and have also met the performance outcomes for National Occupational standards and curriculum set by The British Council for Yoga Therapy.
I found Yoga in my early 20s, whilst going through a really stressful time! Looking for a way to relax and calm, I stumbled upon a Hatha Yoga class run by a wonderful lady, Joan Minton Taylor, to whom I will be eternally grateful. I’d come out of her class feeling rejuvenated, calm and with new perspectives on life. Her classes changed my life since she helped me question my existence, and my unhappiness. She helped me find a place of peace, some quiet time to hear my inner voice, always there to guide me in the right direction.
Since then Yoga has always played a big part in my daily life. To help me navigate my way through the different phases of my life and to develop a better understanding of my own inner feelings and emotions – present and past, an ability to just “sit with and be” near them. Being open to some new perspectives has helped me realise that with every challenge we face, there is an opportunity to grow :-))
Experience: I volunteer for a local cancer charity MCMC, offering one to one sessions and six week Yoga Therapy courses to patients from the Royal Berks Hospital, either with cancer or within six months of treatment.
I run small group therapy courses for my local council with the aim to help people manage and/or reduce symptoms of chronic health conditions e.g. musculoskeletal, persistent pain, anxiety, depression, cancer, fibromyalgia, trauma, arthritis, and menopause etc.
Over the past few years I have been working with some wonderful people at Nilbon Yoga. We have come together with the vision to bring Yoga Therapy into the healthcare setting. Earlier this year we won an award in a competition held by the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Henley Business School, (Greenshoots Seed Finance Award Scheme), which has enabled us to grow our work. In addition, we were also recently awarded, through the Together Fund, Versus Arthritis and Sport England, a generous grant that allowed us to deliver free yoga therapy sessions for arthritis, persistent, and musculoskeletal pain in the community.
Collaboration with Trauma Informed Consultancy Services: offering trauma informed Yoga Therapy sessions, face to face or online.