as a Senior Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher, I have 11 years & 8000 hours of teaching experience and +1000 hours of training. I’ve practiced yoga since the age of 14. I am a life-long yoga student and studied for an MA in Yoga Philosophy & Meditation at SOAS University. I have also trained as a Pilates instructor and a Thai Yoga Massage therapist. My training and teaching experience allows me to combine traditional Indian Yoga styles with a contemporary western approach to authentically help guide others to find their own love for, and benefits from Yoga. I practice and teach many styles of yoga and honour my teachers Shane Perkins, Dr Senthil, Shiva Rea, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Jivamukti, Richard Freeman and Edward Clark & Paul Grilley. I teach a wide range of people, from professional footballers and snowboarders to pregnant and postnatal ladies and the over-65′s.
my approach to teaching is student-focused so I adapt to meet the needs and energies of the class. Music is a prominent feature of class and sequences flow with rhythm and beat. Classes can be dynamic and uplifting yet always move toward inner stillness.
I spent the last 10 years teaching yoga in central and East London inc. london fields yoga studio and BLOK in clapton, plus regularly with clients being West Ham United footballers. I have recently relocated to Hove near Brighton and from Jan 2018 will teach classes and 1-2-1’s from my home studio and also in a space in Brighton. Check out my class timetable. I also offer thai yoga massage therapy treatments.
For potential students that can’t make my class, I try to offer free online tutorials. I am featured Yoga Expert for the online channel Grokker and I have a popular pregnancy series for Tonic as well as my own Youtube Channel.
teacher of yoga teachers
I’m running day-long retreats from my home studio in Hove designed especially for yoga teachers. They will run once a month for 6 months. These day retreats also form part of a mentorship program that I’m offering. I’ll also soon be teaching on Yoga Alliance Professional CPD (YAPTA) workshops which are designed for yoga teachers to help them keep their skills fresh. Next YAPTA workshop looks set to take place on sat 10th Feb in Brighton. Check the workshops page for more info and Stay tuned for more details.
teaching on retreats in the UK and abroad
I have been very blessed to have had opportunities to yoga teacher on over 30 yoga retreats held in beautiful locations around the world with groups of wonderful people. I have loved working for AdventureYogi, Silver Island and also In Spa & Destination Yoga as well as running my own retreats with Treeline Chalets in the French Alps. Check out the retreats section for my upcoming day retreats in Hove and weekend wellbeing retreats around the UK.
I am now also offering a 200 hour yoga teacher training course for those of you that are inspired to train deeply in yoga for yourselves or if you would like to teach. The Real Flow Yoga teacher training course is accredited by the Yoga Alliance Professionals and provides a truly transformative experience in addition to the new vocational path. Teaching alongside me are some exceptionally talented experienced and unique teachers that I have selected because they reflect the ethos of Real Flow. The course for 2018 runs from Jun 9th – Aug 27th 2018 and some of it takes place in Portugal.
I am passionate about inspiring and nurturing the intuitive and creative powers that are innate within women at all stages of the female life cycle. i.e menstruation, conceiving, pregnancy, postnatally. Yoga practice can really show us that there is so much potency and wisdom available to us women when we really open ourselves up to exploring it. Check out my ‘pre & postnatal’ sections and the yoga blog if this interests you. I’ve always loved teaching pregnancy yoga and having had the experience to teach it before, during and after my own pregnancy was truly insightful and rewarding.
I love writing and sharing about yoga. My yoga blog, covers topics including yoga philosophy to tips and tricks for technique plus a whole section on women’s wellbeing. Check it out if you want to learn more about all things yoga!
OH and I feel that I should explain, cos it makes me cringe, I went with the website url tammysyoga not because I’m making a statement that it’s MY yoga or that I’ve designed a new type of yoga, but literally for ease of website search and avoiding spelling mishaps due to the dilemma of ‘tammy – yoga’ having 2 y’s next to each other! Good, glad to get that off of my chest 😉
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