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 restorative yoga with Anna Ashby, yin yoga with Norman Blair and pregnancy yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tali and Lisa White. In addition, she has completed many other teacher trainings and workshops in vinyasa flow, sequencing, yoga therapy, yoga sutras, teaching one to ones and mindfulness meditation. Some with internationally renowned yoga teachers including 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 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. Debbie teaches a mindful Hatha vinyasa flow, restorative, yin and pre-natal/pregnancy yoga.
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.
Yoga education summary
|2008||British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Foundation Level I|
|2009-2010||Yogacampus (The Life Centre, London) BWY and Yoga Alliance accredited Teacher Training Diploma (200 hours +)|
|2009||Riding the Vinyasa Wave teacher training intensive (32 hours) – Shiva Rea|
|2010||Yoga as Therapy teacher training intensive (30 hours) – Doug Keller|
|2011||Para Yoga Tantra Shakti teacher training intensive (40 hours) – Rod Stryker|
|2013||Yogacampus Pregnancy Yoga teacher training (42 hours) – Uma Dinsmore-Tali & Lisa White|
|2015||Sequencing the Deeper Dimension teacher training intensive (30 hours) – Graham Burns & Susanne Lahusen|
|2016||Yoga Philosophy 101 Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra (20 hours) – Judith Hanson Lasater (Yoga Journal online)|
|2017||Restorative Yoga Teacher Training (33 hours) – Anna Ashby (Triyoga)|
|2018||Foundations in Teaching Mindfulness Meditation (30 hours) – Michael Stone (Yogacampus online)|
|2019||Yin Yoga Teacher Training (30 hours) – Norman Blair (The Life Centre)|
Additionally, Debbie has participated in many teacher workshops.
BWY insured – BWY membership no. BWY-0022231
REPS Level 3 membership no. R0079319