‘Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame’
In 2008 Debbie embarked on the British Wheel of Yoga Foundation course prior to doing her initial teacher training diploma with Yogacampus (The Life Centre’s teaching programme). She is a Yogacampus, British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance accredited teacher.
She has since trained in pregnancy yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tali and has completed many other teacher training intensives and workshops including some with internationally renowned yoga teachers Shiva Rea, Rod Stryker, Donna Farhi and Doug Keller (Yoga Therapy).
Debbie is truly grateful to all her teachers for their inspiration, knowledge and wisdom so generously shared. With a special mention to Nita Shah (Iyengar yoga), Mina Hosokawa, Federica Panichi and Graham Burns for their guidance, encouragement and enthusiasm in the early years.
Debbie believes the journey of yoga is a never ending one and so her learning continues every day whether she is on or off the mat, in her teaching, from her students and from many other inspirational yoga teachers.
In her practice over the last 12 years Debbie has been influenced by a mix of yoga traditions and styles including Iyengar, classical Hatha, Ashtanga, vinyasa flow, yin and restorative yoga. This experience has inspired both her home practice and her teaching style, which is best described as a mindful Hatha vinyasa flow.
Debbie teaches with warmth and a soft positive energy guiding students through creative sequences that synchronise breath and movement to help focus the mind, build strength, flexibility, steadiness and balance. She creates a friendly, safe and inclusive environment which encourages her students to explore and deepen their awareness and journey into self-enquiry. She believes that yoga is a joyful and playful exploration that helps her students feel healthier, stronger, energised and at ease with themselves.
Students can expect lots of guidance in healthy intelligent alignment in asana (postures) with modifications and assists, pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and guided relaxation. With some yogic philosophy and background woven in.
Debbie also teaches a more gentle Hatha flow yoga, restorative and pre-natal / pregnancy yoga.