Qualifications and Experience

The education and experience from which I teach is as follows. I’m sharing this because for some students or prospective students it can be useful. I am only listing yoga and related information on this page.

Qualifications (since passing yoga teacher training)

  • [in progress] Minfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • 2017 – Minfulness Diploma (Distinction)
  • 2011 – Yoga Teaching Training Diploman completed with Mandala Yoga Ashram and the British Wheel of Yoga

Experience

The list of experience does not include all yoga and related courses which have been undertaken.

  • 2017 (Oct 12th – 15th) – The Mantra Om – Further Training for Yoga Teachers (Mandala Yoga Ashram)
  • 2017 (Jun) Initiated into PranaVidya meditation practice – began exploring PranaVidya daily/weekly
  • 2017 (May 25th – Jun 4th) – PranaVidya: Exploring Your Energetic Potential (Mandala Yoga Ashram)
  • 2016 (Nov 17th-20th) – From Sound to Silence – Mantra Yoga (Mandala Yoga Ashram)
  • 2016 (Aug) – Initiated into Mantra yoga with personal mantra and integrated mantra yoga practice into morning daily practice
  • 2016 (Aug 3rd – 7th) – Gyana Yoga: Meditation, Investigation and Insight (Mandala Yoga Ashram)
  • 2015 (Oct 4th) – Yin Yoga Intensive (Yoga Bank)
  • 2015 (May 8th – 10th) – Meditation IST (In Service Training) (Mandala Yoga Ashram)
  • 2015 (Apr 12th) – The Spiritual Warrior – teachings from the Bhagavad Gita (British Wheel of Yoga Congress)
  • 2015 (Apr 11th) – Somatic Movement Theory and Practice – Elevating your Neck and Shoulders (British Wheel of Yoga Congress)
  • 2014 (Apr 2nd-4th) – The Precious Present Moment: the teachings of the Bhaja Govindam (Mandala Yoga Ashram)
  • 2013 (Jun 20th – 23rd) – Living in Awareness (Mandala Yoga Ashram)
  • 2012 (Oct 4th – 7th) – Ongoing Training for MYA-Graduate Yoga Teachers: Vishuddhi Chakra (Mandala Yoga Ashram)
  • 2012 (Aug 6th-12th) – Wisdom of The Heart (Mandala Yoga Ashram)
  • 2012 (Mar 9-11th) – (Mandala Yoga Ashram)
  • 2011 (Jul) – Graduated from Yoga Teacher Training (Mandala Yoga Ashram)
  • 2010 – Integrated Antar Mouna Meditation into morning daily yoga practice
  • 2010 – Initiated into Meditation (Mandala Yoga Ashram)
  • 2009 (Sep) – First of many yoga teacher training course weekends (Mandala Yoga Ashram)
  • 2009 (Jun) – Yoga Teacher Training course interview weekend (Mandala Yoga Ashram)
  • 2009 (May) – Course Title Unknown at this time ??? (Mandala Yoga Ashram)
  • 2009 (Mar) – First visit to Mandala Yoga Ashram – Introduction to Ashram Life
  • 2008 (Dec 19th to 21st) – Ashtanga Yoga retreat (Mara Muso)
  • 2008 (Feb 16th/17th) – Ashtanga Work Shops (Liz Lark)
  • 2008 (Mar to Apr) – Ashtanga Workshops whole Saturdays (Sue Pennington)
  • 2007 (Oct to Nov) – Ashtanga Workshops whole Saturdays (Sue Pennington)
  • 2005 (Apr to Nov) – Ashtanga Classes – evening and early morning sessions on a weekly basis (Simon Chandler)
  • 2005 (Aug 28th – Sep 2nd) – Ashtanga Yoga retreat (Mara Muso)
  • 2004/5 – Commencement of daily self led home practice
  • 2004 (Sep2004 – Jul 2005) – Iyenger Yoga on a weekly basis
  • 2004 (Jul) – Commencement of weekly self led home practice
  • 2004 (Feb to Nov) – Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga classes on a weekly basis (attended a number of workshops with Helen Painter and one with Mark Freeth)

I have also explored Zen Buddhist meditation for a time when in Wales.

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