I began practising yoga as a student in 2010, initially to improve my physical health. Later, after a break of several years, I found solace in yoga while training with Teach First to become a Geography teacher. Yoga quietened and calmed my busy mind at this challenging time in ways that saved my career; I had better relationships with my students and with myself.
My journey with yoga has since evolved physically, mentally and spiritually. The power of yoga comes from the individual journey each individual takes; there is no right or wrong way to do it, and every practice will look different. I teach from a space that emphasises inclusion, regardless of age or experience.
In 2017, I stepped away from the classroom and completed my teacher training at Sampoorna Yoga, India. I received a 200-hour teacher qualification in Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow. My teachers were patient, intuitive and open; their style informs my teaching today. I have also completed a module with Calm for Kids in teaching yoga to teenagers, and continue to bring yoga to young people in Bristol.
I have a strong interest in the therapeutic aspect of yoga, and believe it is much more than asana. I seek to incorporate philosophy, pranayama and mudras into classes and workshops. My journey hasn’t stopped there – I am committed to continual learning as I continue to be a student of yoga myself.
Tash's Yoga Class at BYC
Vinyasa means 'movement united with breath' and is a principle of the Ashtanga series. Drawing upon this strong practice, my Vinyasa Flow classes join the body, mind and breath with dynamic movement. Each week we will focus on a theme varying from joints and body parts to working through chakras.
The class will build stability and mobility through asana, pranayama and deep relaxation. We will also use mudras (hand gestures) to influence the subtle body before and after meditation.
All are welcome to my classes, and I cater for all levels through modifications and intelligent use of props.