Having a traditional yoga teaching qualification, the YSS diploma really interested me as its approach is more scientific and although targets a specific audience, has a wide appeal.
I am based in the Lake District where I can make the most of the hills, hiking, climbing and cycling. I have also qualified as a personal trainer and my own interests in that field lie in strength and conditioning and nutrition. However my main passion is always yoga which I find the perfect compliment to all my other activities and most importantly keeps me sane!
YSS Case Study Research: Cyclist
My case study was a road cyclist who had never tried yoga before and working with him was a real eye opener and I had to make a major U-turn from the traditional style of teaching.
Yoga Sports Coaching Profile:
I offer private teaching and run yoga for sport classes in Ambleside, a well-known outdoor hub in the Lake District. I also run hiking and yoga weekends together with my partner who is a mountain guide.
What I really enjoy is teaching people yoga for sport who are generally nervous of yoga or those who have preconceptions of what yoga is. Fit/sporty individuals and generally men think that their lack of flexibility precludes them from yoga, but all they need is a specific approach.
Diploma Swedish massage
Single Pitch Climbing Award training (SPA)
Hill and Moorland Walking Group Leader training