Hi, my name is Haze and I run Access To Yoga with the aim of making yoga accessible for everyone.
I have enjoyed practicing yoga for about 8 years. Having witnessed the physical and mental benefits, I decided to embark on a teacher training course myself. Five years ago, I received my 200 hours of training from the internationally renowned yoga teacher, Bridget Woods Kramer, at Triyoga in London.
I learnt from Bridget’s teaching to apply safe alignment principles whilst having fun and not taking ourselves too seriously. My classes follow these principles.
Whilst training I was offered the opportunity to teach a small, weekly yoga class at Cowan House Consulting & Lifestyle Centre. The practical teaching experience this gave me was invaluable, and, to this day I feel so privileged and thankful for both the opportunity and responsibility that was entrusted in me.
I am still teaching weekly classes at Cowan House and feel so passionate about sharing my enthusiasm for yoga. With all the positive feedback I’ve received from my clients, particularly those who had relief from pain as a result of attending my classes, I was motivated to set up my own small studio – a place where I can teach beginners privately or in small groups of up to three people, nurturing them until they feel confident enough to join a class. Ultimately, my aim is to encourage as many people as possible to join a yoga class and feel the benefits for themselves.
Although yoga teacher training covers elements of managing pregnant women in class, I felt that I wanted to do a dedicated pregnancy yoga training so that I could offer these specialized classes locally. Firstly, I did advanced training with Bridget. I then completed a full pre and post-natal yoga course with a wonderful teacher, Sally Parkes Yoga and continue to receive updates so that I can keep abreast of any changes or developments which can help my students. I now offer three pregnancy classes each week and have the added benefit of meeting some lovely mums and their babies following the birth.
I became aware that there were a number of people who really wanted to exercise safely but felt that general yoga classes may be a bit too challenging for them. I have recently started new Gentle Yoga classes to meet the needs of these people.
All my classes are small classes which particularly appeal to those who do not wish to join a larger class for whatever reason.
In October 2018 I resigned from my job as Services Manager for Alzheimer’s Society in North Somerset after 24 years’ service to dedicate myself full-time to teaching yoga.
I would like to offer grateful thanks to Bridget, Sally and my local teacher, Emma for being such wonderful teachers and encouraging me to continue on my yoga journey.
Insurance & Qualifications
- Fully insured and a member with Yoga Alliance UK.
- 200 hour Anusara Inspired yoga teacher.
- Advanced Teacher Training in Pre & Post Natal Yoga
- Sally Parkes Pregnancy & Postnatal teacher
- Anatomy for Yoga 20hrs (on-going)
- Attended Chair Yoga workshop
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