Because there are many many misperceptions about yoga here are a few FAQs, please contact me if you have any others, there are no stupid questions.
What type of yoga do you teach?
Whatever is suitable for the client.
For athletes I use my Yoga Sports Science™ training where I assess their sport first then apply specific yoga techniques into a tailored programme. Where appropriate and with permission I integrate other techniques from my kitbag such as NLP for sports, hypnotherapy, obesity management, nutrition, stress management, programme planning, etc I find from experience they speed up the results and enhance and complement the natural benefits yoga brings.
Is yoga a religion?
Yoga and its traditions have many layers… I prefer to call it a philosophy but it REALLY is whatever you want to take from it be it exercise, sports performance, injury prevention, stress management, spirituality, etc
What should I wear for my class or session?
Any loose and comfortable sports clothing; for biomechanical assessments wear shorts and sleeveless top.
Will I be chanting, OM’ing, doing hand gestures, working with Chakras or burning incense? (or any of the other common stereotypes about yoga)?
People can have a lot of misperceptions and anxiety about what yoga is and isn’t and what we cover in a session. I like to make people feel relaxed and have fun. Athletes I work with, even very dubious ones, are total converts once they see the functional benefits yoga brings to their sport.
Breathwork you will not escape but it is probably not what you think it is if you have never practised before; think of it as push –ups for your lungs! The answer to everything above is NO, unless you ask and want me to teach you!
What qualifications do you hold?
See about page
I also have over 16 years in corporate business and marketing. For my full background see my LinkedIn profile.