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About Me

 

I think that yoga has the potential to benefit everyone, no matter what their ability or beliefs.

After 25 years of practice, I want to share my learning with others.

I am experienced both with teaching and as a proactive group leader after my time instructing undergraduates at the University of Surrey and as a Police Officer. Also, having studied with a variety of teachers across a diverse range of yoga techniques, I am able to bring the best of these to my students, tailoring the class to suit everyone through both verbal instructions and physical demonstrations. I am keen to offer one-to one assistance so that pupils can gain the maximum benefit from classes when it is possible to do so. My classes are small, with a maximum of 6  students so each individual’s needs are attended to.

I  have a PhD in psychology.

With my experience and  background, I hope to be able to show students that no matter what your beliefs, yoga has room for everyone and that the real point of yoga is to find peace within yourself through physical and mental wellbeing.

 

Contact me at Tanya@YogaWithTanya.co.uk or call 07796 895 942.

My Yoga History

Yoga is very much an important part of my everyday life. I started teaching yoga to my friends around 10 years ago and for the past 7 years have been teaching yoga full time. I don’t really consider this to be a job or a career choice, it is more of a calling. For me, there is nothing that compares to the satisfaction of being able to pass on to others the many great benefits that the practice of yoga gives an individual. I hope to be able to do this for many years to come.

I teach both group and private classes and the style of yoga I teach is explained on the classes page of this site.

My Yoga  Qualifications and Practice

2014- present : In depth training for yoga teachers about human anatomy –  Gary Carter at Natural Bodies

2010: Yoga London teacher training programme
200 hours of Yoga Alliance approved tuition – Course Director Rebecca Ffrench

2006 – 2007: British Wheel of Yoga 500 hour teacher training programme with Michael Hutchinson (twobirdsyoga). 
Modules completed in anatomy and physiology.

2006: Private tuition 
With Michael Hutchinson, a British Wheel of Yoga Teacher’s Instructor, in lieu of a foundation teacher training course with British Wheel of Yoga.

Personal Practice

2014- present

Working with Gary Carter from ‘Natural Bodies’, a Scaravelli inspired yoga teacher and an anatomy teacher combined, with a special understanding of myofascia connections. I also attend some Feldenkrais workshops from time to time with a great teacher called Shelagh O’Neill and this also has an influence on my teaching style.

1994 – 1999 and 2009 – 2010

At Yoga Seekers, Windlesham under the guidance of Swami Satyar Atnananda Saraswati.

1999 – 2010
With, and influenced by, a variety of teachers including Kundalini style yogi Kevin Shephard (SKY Yoga, Berkshire) and Rowan Cobelli (Integral Yoga, Dorset). I have attended numerous day and weekend courses with various yoga teachers since 1994.

There is always something new to learn with yoga, no matter your experience. I am humbly grateful to those that have taught me so much.

 

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