..... Simple things
Lauren..... loves Colin, Bailey & her Beagles Arthur & Douglas..
never shuts up.. needs to be warm.. oracle of insights.. marmite...
I often say my Yoga (& my life) 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
A life long struggle with unknown/undiagnosed chronic disease(s)..
...anxiety, mental health, muscular-skeletal imbalances,
chronic nerve pain & anatomical distortion from
Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis/Adenomyosis, later findings also revealed
I had CAM FAI/Labral tears & Dysplasia (abnormal formation of my hip sockets)
I became very poorly towards the end of 2016, my autonomic nervous system was shutting down with no real idea why. Over the next 10 months I had many procedures ultimately leading to a chemical hormone shut off with Triptorelin (a hormonal agonist)
I had my reproductive system removed in 2017 (TAHBSO & Cervix)
In 2019 with continued unresolved pelvic nerve pain I was blessed with an out of area NHS referral to 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 April 2021 I found myself in the hands of Professor Schilders Fortius/Yorkshire Clinic .. turned out I also had bilateral FAIs & labral hip tears... I had a right hip arthroscopy (anchors/osteoplasty) September 9th 2021
Andrea Lecky - (Osteopath & natural therapies) at Weybridge Surrey gets total credit for this diagnosis, she sent me to Prime Health for 3T MRI's
July 2022 - You just can't make this shit up.. turns out I have hip dysplasia
I firmly believe we need a balance of both strength & flexibility in our practice
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, as does the Jivamukti method
Favourite asana - savāsana - corpse/relaxation
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 those shoulders..
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
He loves alignment.. you can hear his feet coming across the floor
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