We are very excited to share with you the news of our new team member Josie joining Miles and Green. Josie is going to be delivering Yoga Workshops, Yoga Courses and Yoga Drop-In sessions in our Studio…
I grew up in Devizes and left over 20 years ago and I have recently decided to return to my roots and the beautiful countryside… I am a senior yoga teacher and a yoga therapist and I currently teach yoga classes, workshops and courses in Bristol. I am excited to have the opportunity to share my knowledge and passion for yoga with you at Miles and Green.
Prior to becoming a full time yoga teacher I worked in the NHS as a mental health nurse for over 20 years in a variety of roles. In my teaching I combine my experience and passion offering a holistic approach to yoga, exploring how to increase strength and flexibility, as well as improving health and wellbeing in everyday life.
My approach to teaching
In my classes & courses we will explore the essence of a Yoga practice;
Breath- how we breathe has a direct correlation to how we feel, we will explore how to breath efficiently, as well as a variety of Pranayama (Yogic breathing practices). All of which have far reaching benefits for our health & wellbeing.
Asana- physical postures increase strength & flexibility. I encourage a mindful practice, developing a sense of curiosity and playfulness, rather than simply pushing yourself into a shape that you can’t breath or smile in! Our bodies are all different and how we practice needs to reflect this.
Relaxation – learning to relax is a long last art for many of us! We are programmed to do more, try harder & be busy. Finding ways to relax the body and mind is crucial for our health – keeping us in balance.
Yogic Philosophy – there are several foundational texts that underpin yoga practices, which provide a richness & depth to the practice.
Taking time in the class for a balance of action, reflection and relaxation to support modern day life & our own health & wellbeing.
I welcome anyone into class, yoga is for everyone, being able to touch your toes is not necessary or the point!
Yoga Teacher Training
• Foundation in Yoga (British Wheel of Yoga)
• Advanced Teacher Training 500 hrs at Yogasara Academy , Bristol (IYN)
• Yoga Nidra Teacher & Facilitator Training – Total Yoga Nidra, London (IYN)
• Yoga Therapy – 500 hr – Minded Institute – London
I am registered with the Independent Yoga Network (IYN)
I look forward to meeting you soon!