We are very excited to welcome some new teachers to our small team from January! Sharon and Anna have been teaching in Edinburgh for some time, and have also been regular students at Hot Yoga Edinburgh, as well as participating in our Yin Teacher Training course which is being run by Clare Gates-Sjöblom in association with Hot Yoga Edinburgh. We will be publishing our January schedule soon, so keep a look out for future announcements!
Sharon has been practising yoga for 20 years, and completed her first 200 hour Teacher Training certificate in June 2016, she is now continuing her Yoga teaching journey with a 300 hour Yin Teacher Training run by Chi Therapeutics in association with Hot Yoga Edinburgh. Sharon is also a keen cyclist and spinning instructor, she has a great interest in teaching yoga to people who do sports as she believes that yoga is a really good complimentary practice for every activity that puts pressure on the muscles, fascia and joints. Sharon’s classes are generally a mix of yoga styles dependent on the class, but they will involve building strength, flexibility and stretching those overused muscles and fascia. She especially loves teaching beginners as she finds it is so important to start from the basics and build a strong foundation in your practice. she is now building some Yin and Yin Yang for Sports and Flexibility classes into our schedule which are especially good for those with injuries or people who do sports. Sharon brings an energy and gentle encouragement to her classes, and her knowledge of other sports is very beneficial in her teaching.
Qualifications: RYT-200 Registered Yoga Teacher 300 Hours Yin Teacher Training (in progress)
Anna practised yoga intermittently for several years, however when she started her first nursing post her yoga practice intensified as she found it the best way to connect with herself and recharge. Anna chose to undertake teacher training to deepen her own practice during a transitional time in work and personal life in November 2015. She began teaching classes in Edinburgh in January and is delighted to now be able to help bring yoga into others lives. Anna believes that yoga holds the potential to deepen your connection with yourself and the world around you. Anna strives to encourage her students to connect with themselves starting always with the breath.
Anna’s classes are inspired by her own practice and seek to challenge, engage and restore. Having sustained injuries from incorrect technique, she tries to strip asana down its core gradually building it up as students gain experience and strength. No experience, flexibility or fancy leggings are needed to start your yoga journey, just an open mind and a willingness to learn. She is always learning from her teachers, students and her own practice.
Qualifications: RYT-200 Registered Yoga Teacher