My name is Lee-ann, I've been practising yoga since 2001, and came into it for the fitness benefits, practising at home with DVD's. When I began attending regular classes, it started to feel very different and I had an inkling that it wasn't just about improving muscle tone.
I studied a NCFE Level 3 qualification in Anatomy & Physiology (just for fun - I find it fascinating!) and on completing the course, I wanted to carry on learning about the human body. It was suggested to me that I might enjoy studying a foundation course in yoga teaching. This piqued my interest so I started making enquiries. I attended an open day at yoga teacher training school in Nottingham and although I wasn't certain if I wanted to teach yoga, I decided that yes, I definitely wanted to know more. On graduation of my 200-hour Teacher Training course with Bahia Yoga, my understanding of this beautiful way of life had developed. I'm passionate about yoga; I really want to share it and so I have embarked on leading small groups in and around the Hucknall area of Nottingham.
For peace of mind, I hold valid professional liability insurance with Yoga-Link, organised by DSC Strand Limited and a Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) Certificate.
I am qualified to instruct children's yoga lessons as well as pre- and post-natal yoga after completing a Foundation Children's Yoga Teacher Training with YogaBeez in April '16 and Pre- and Post-Natal Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training with YogaLondon in June '17.
I'm proud to be a RYT200 member of the Yoga Alliance. I want to keep learning and developing myself; we call it yoga practice, not yoga perfect. I like to encourage the people who attend my groups to feedback on my teaching and I attend workshops and training seminars as often as I am able. In January 2017, I completed NCFE Level 3 Yoga Teacher course, and I frequently attend these CPD (Continuous Professional Development) courses to further my knowledge and understanding.
The focus of my classes is to honour the body; facilitating relaxation to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, greatly benefitting the digestive and immune systems and the overall sense of emotional well-being. Anybody can practice and I believe that yoga is not just what happens on the mat during a 60-minute class.
As well physical yoga classes, I offer online yoga tuition and one of my favourites, written offerings of yoga philosophy in a modern world in the form of newsletters and blog posting. In February 2018, my blog was ranked within the Top 100 UK Yoga Blogs by Feedspot. (My blog was Number 58, which , in view of the quality of the other blogs on the list, was not too shabby! Feel free to subscribe to receive my regular blog posts or to share with someone who might be interested.)
Thanks for taking the time to read my bio, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments. You can also pop over to give my Facebook page a like, here you'll see regular photographs of classes or mini-videos from me (if you're interested to see what I look or sound like!)