Yoga for real life!
Hi, I’m Vicki and I am a fully insured yoga teacher based in Salford, UK.
I have been practising yoga for 20 years. Quite early on in my relationship with yoga I was sitting in a seated twist on a church hall floor and without warning found myself with tears flowing down my face. I was too embarrassed to ask the teacher if that was ‘normal’ (it is by the way!) but I felt deep down that something magical had just happened. Since that day I have used yoga in its various forms to get me through all of life’s ups and downs.
I dreamed of teaching yoga for years before I took the plunge and trained, finally qualifying after two years of training with yoga elders Janine Hurley and Chelsea Canovas. I have been teaching weekly classes at St James Church Hall, next to Salford Royal Hospital (and online during the Covid-19 pandemic) since March 2019. It is an honour to be in a position to share this wonderful practice with others now. Quite honestly I often don’t feel worthy…..but then my yoga is helping with that!!
As I am sure you can relate, my life feels busy. Aside from teaching yoga, I work part time and am mum to two young boys. My life – and my yoga – rarely look lnstagrammable and so I call this yoga for real life!
As I have got older – and especially as 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! What I offer in my classes now is physical movement to keep the body supple and healthy alongside deep relaxation and breathwork. I am particularly interested in yoga for women’s health. I am qualified in pregnancy yoga and hope to add well-woman yoga to my armoury soon!
My classes and private or corporate sessions are open to all and are suitable for all abilities – if you have never practised 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 learnt with you. And I look forward to learning from you too.
From my heart to yours.
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 to reclaim yoga as a tool for planetary healing and justice.
"We begin where we are and how we are, and whatever happens happens"