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Merakiyoga Surrey in Plank

About me

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I am passionate about making yoga and Pilates accessible and affordable for all, whatever people's age, gender, race, size or level of bendiness - it just doesn't matter.   I teach in groups, on a 1:1 basis, run courses and workshops.  I incorporate a variety of traditional practices in movement, breath, and meditation.   

My aim: Improving people's wellbeing through yoga and Pilates, teaching in groups, on a one-to-one basis and to kids in the community, enriching their lives and giving them a chance to cultivate a long-lasting sense of wellbeing

I trained with the British Wheel of Yoga because I wanted a robust foundation to teach yoga to a variety of people.  The training is rigorous and thorough; it included anatomy and physiology (A&P) and in recognition that the body changes over the different stages of life, I undertook 1 A&P to teach general classes, gentle years, and kids yoga.

I am a qualified BWY teacher, holder of BWYQ Level 4 Dip (500 hours) in teaching yoga, qualified to teach yoga to children after training with Christianne Kerr of Calm for Kids, and certified BWY Gentle Years Yoga teacher.
I hold a 30 hrs Yoga Alliance Certificate to teach Yoga Nidra and trained 30 hours in Yin Yoga with Norman Blair.
a NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition and Health. and OCNLR Level 1 Award in understanding the effects of Sleep on Health.
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate, a safeguarding children certificate, and a first-aid certificate.
During the pandemic, I took the opportunity to further my training.  I qualified in YMCA L3 Diploma Pilates and I am a certified Health Coach (EMCC)

 

My background is completely different - I have spent many stressful years working in the financial and insurance services, and yoga helped me get through.  Nowadays, I am teaching yoga to a variety of people, with different abilities and conditions, and from different walks of life. 🧘‍♂️🧘‍♀️
For the rest, I have a passion for photography, painting, and glasswork and I just love to create and make things - even homemade blackberries jam and marmalade!🙌
Walking our black Labrador, Max has made me appreciate nature and the local parks & greens. Oh! and of course, I love chocolate !😄😄

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