Simple things ....
Lauren..... loves Colin, Bailey & her Beagles Arthur & Douglas..
never shuts up.. needs to be warm..
oracle of insights.. marmite...
Yoga hasn't come easy to me..
a life long struggle with anxiety, mental health,
chronic nerve pain & anatomical distortion from
Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis/Adenomyosis
I became very poorly in 2016 & had my reproductive system removed in October 2017 (TAHBSO & Cervix)
I am under CEMIG (Mr Shaheen Khazali) St Peters, Surrey, NHS specialist care Advanced Endometriosis,
Total gratitude him & his team for my excision surgery March 6th 2020 & ongoing care
In another twist of fate I am currently under Professor Schilders Fortius/Yorkshire Clinic for FAI/ labral hip tears
My GP Helen Fairgrieve is an angel & so is my soft tissue/visceral therapist John Freeman
I firmly believe we need a balance of both strength & flexibility in our practice
I often say my Yoga practice is like doing the Cha-cha.. i figure that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster... the eternal optimist
i love a physical and intellectually stimulating yang practice alongside a yin practice..
My strong teaching style is influenced by the teachings given to me by so many great teachers, especially Zoe Knott, she is our Strength & Flexibility teacher, her work influences our classes greatly
Favourite asana - bak/kak āsana - crane/crow pose
Dragged up on 80's music, love synthpop/wave/ebm/postrock
Also holds the Level 3 Sports Therapy Diploma & the FA Basic Treatment of Injuries in Football
I used to make teeth.. crown & bridge technician.. this is where my love of all things anatomy really took hold
Colin... cutter of wood.. joiner by trade
the patience of a saint
quiet observer... horizontal
one plank & never two (skateboarder/snowboarder)
parma violets... pastries
natural yogi, loves a strong intelligent practice (iyengar or vinyasa)
natural backbender, struggles with upper body flexibility..
favourite asana - Chakrāsana - wheel pose also known as
Ūrdhvadhanurāsana, upward-facing bow pose
.. yes we throw bricks at him .. the yin to Lauren's yang
loves anyone who can play guitar & hold a lousy tune.. J Mascis/Neil Young/Bob Dylan
can often be heard singing along to radio 2/planet rock or 6music & if you are really lucky you may catch him playing his saw