My introduction to yoga was accidental, I was a keen athlete in my 20s. I competed in running and cycling events and through over training, I sustained a bad injury. I attended a few yoga classes and I gradually realised that yoga was much more than I imagined. For the first time in many years I didn’t have to compete with myself or anybody else. I went to class a few times per week and when I returned to athletics I continued with my yoga practice. It made all the difference to my athletic performance. That was a pleasant surprise. As I’ve matured, I’ve become more aware of how good my body has been to me and so I made a conscious decision to be more respectful to it. I have practised and studied yoga in many countries but I became a yoga teacher eight years ago whilst living in Amsterdam. I initially studied and practised Ashtanga but I love the freedom and creativity that Vinyasa flow allows. I currently teach Hatha, Vinyasa flow and Pilates. I’m grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing teachers throughout the years. I respect the ancient traditions of yoga but I also like alternative modern influences. I don’t feel out of place in a formal Ashtanga practice -despite my rebellious hips. I like to chant, I can sweat with the best in hot yoga, trance dance on a beach with Shiva Rea, realign myself with Iyengar, laughing yoga is good for the soul, but my favourite practice is the one I do every night before I sleep, it’s called pyjama pranayama. Hope to share some asana soon.
Bev is currently not instructing any classes.