I began practising yoga since 2000 - Yoga has taught me to slow down, find more space, the benefits of this have been profound. My dream is to share this with others.
I completed the BWY foundation in yoga course in 2012, simply to do something for myself that was not work related; I have worked in the NHS for over 20 years as a mental health professional.
I completed a 500 hour advanced yoga teacher training, registered with IYN, at Yogasara Academy in Bristol. This course took me so much deeper into my practice and knowledge of yoga. I began to realise that yoga is not just making shapes on mats, it is about having a greater ability to deal with the ups and downs of life. Yoga has helped me to be less stressed, to worry less, to sleep better and to have more energy. Yoga has the potential to help us cope, and increases our sense of happiness and ease.
I qualified as a yoga Nidra teacher in 2015 with Total Yoga Nidra in London. Please see my website for more information about yoga Nidra (sleep yoga!).
I am currently undertaking a two year course in Yoga Therapy for mental health with the Minded Institute. My teaching dream is to one day combine both of my passions – yoga and mental / emotional wellbeing.
Registered with The Independent Yoga Network.
Therapeutic Yoga Class with Josie
This class is informed by my therapeutic approach to teaching yoga. Using a combination of yoga postures, mindful movement, breath awareness & relaxation practices. Space is given to explore postures & to encourage a deeper awareness of body & breath - which has so many potential benefits for physical and psychological health & wellbeing.
This class would be suitable for people with injuries, returning to yoga after a break, wanting to improve energy levels, improve sleep, reduce pain, lessen worry, irritability, feel happier, reduce stress levels or simply have the desire to find space to slow down.
Feedback from Students:
"I love Josie's yoga sessions - one of the highlights of my week. She brings so much warmth, knowledge, energy, fun and laughter to all her sessions. The focus on mindfulness and breathing practices is a perfect way to help deepen my experience and there's always time, patience and space given to everyone who attends (and for all my follow up questions!!). Thank you Josie"
‘Fab class, would recommend Josie as her teaching style is calming, informal but informative. Josie's enthusiasm and passion for yoga is clear to see and I always leave feeling chilled and calmer’
‘Since I started yoga classes with Josie, I have gained more mobility, can deal with my painful joints better and am sleeping better at night. Josie is very supportive and a great teacher’.