Yoga for real life!
Hi, I’m Vicki and I am a fully insured yoga teacher based in Salford, UK.
I first found yoga as a student over 20 years go, quickly discovering that it made me feel good both mentally and physically. The tools I learned in yoga have helped with all of life's ups and downs - a period of ill health and surgery; a time of bereavement; IVF and pregnancy, birth, and post-natal recovery. I am now looking forward to using yoga to support my own journey through peri-menopause.
As I got older – starting from when I became a mum – my practice started to move away from the fast, flowing yoga I’d enjoyed in my twenties and early thirties to a practice leaning more towards self-care, relaxation, and stress management. In my classes, I now offer physical movement to keep the body supple and healthy alongside deep relaxation and breathwork. I specialise in yoga for women’s health and look to support women through all stages of life. I am qualified in Pregnancy Yoga, Women’s Yoga Therapy, and Yoga for Peri-Menopause. I teach a weekly women's class and relish the opportunity to work one on one to support female health.
My classes and private or corporate sessions are open to all and are suitable for all abilities – if you have never practiced yoga before you are particularly welcome! I focus on gentle (but powerful) movements to help us drop out of our heads and back into our bodies, along with deep relaxation to combat the stresses of daily life. I teach trauma-sensitive classes and have a hands-off approach, meaning that I don't offer physical adjustments in group classes, but instead empower you to find what feels right for your very individual body.
I look forward to sharing what I have learned with you. And I look forward to learning from you too.
From my heart to yours.
I am a supporter of Yoni Shakti The Movement - a campaign to eradicate the abuse of women in yoga and reclaim yoga as a tool for planetary healing and justice.
QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING
Perimenopause Yoga Teacher Training. Jane Dancey & Julia Davis - 2022
Well Woman Yoga Therapy. Uma Dinsmore Tuli - 2021
Pregnancy Yoga (Uma Dinsmore Tuli) - Yoga Campus – 2020
Yin Yoga CPD. Creative Calm – 2020
Transgender Awareness. Equality & Diversity UK - 2020
Mental health first Aid – MHFA England - 2019
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. Equality & Diversity UK - 2019
200hr Yoga Teacher Training – Janine Hurley & Chelsea Canovas. Creative Calm (IYN) - 2017 - 2019
Introduction to Counselling Skills – CPCAB - 2018
Yoga for Kids and Families Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance UK) – Rainbow Kids Yoga – 2016
Award in Education & Training (QCF) – GMCO - 2015
Certificate in Nutritional Healing – Nutritional Healing Foundation - 2013.
Certificate in Swedish Massage (QCF) – VTCT - 2011
I have up to date training in First Aid and Safeguarding and hold a current DBS certificate.
"We begin where we are and how we are, and whatever happens happens"