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About me

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. 

Vicki xxxxx

I am a member of the Independent Yoga Network and 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"

Desikachar