I’m Sally, a yoga teacher from South Norfolk. My week consists of the great honour of being surrounded by *the* most amazing students that come along each week to my group classes in Norwich (Norfolk) and Henham (Suffolk). And then between these sessions I have the privilege of guiding private clients through bespoke sessions, at their houses and workplaces.
I teach yoga to everyone: from professional athletes, to pregnant women, to absolute beginners, adapting the practice to the individual’s needs and ability. My classes are breath-lead, and what that means is that I count out each breath so that breath and movement synchronise. This is part of the Vinyasa – or flowing – style of class that I specialise in. Sometimes the breath helps us flow, sometimes the breath helps us to soften and other times it enables us to expand into a posture.
I moved to the UK nine years ago from the Gold Coast in Australia where you find amazing yoga classes on every street corner. After living in the UK for 6 months I was incredibly homesick so decided to start teaching what I had been practicing all those years in an effort to create a sense of ‘home’. And as such my teaching aims to uplift students through a practice that is inspiring, fun and engaging.
I firstly trained with Michelle Cassidy (Merrifield) of Essence of Living in my hometown Mermaid Beach, Australia about 8 years ago. I have since also trained with Nadia Narian of TriYoga for Pregnancy and Postnatal yoga. My own practice spans about 18 years and I particularly love inspiring, flowing classes with challenges and heart-felt experiences. More recently I like to complement this with yin and restorative sequences.
I am interested in how yoga can become a habit in our daily lives and work towards countering the inevitable tensions that life brings. I actually think that tensions aren’t all bad – in many cases they create interest and variety. Physical tensions should be listened to, they give us an opportunity to learn more about ourselves and our limitations, and this is why they can be really useful. They give a kind of starting point.
Each class with me is intentionally different. This is because life is change and it makes sense that the practice responds to this change.”