Sam has been practicing yoga since 2012, primarily with two inspirational teachers Diana Brook & Joanne Gardener. With a background in research & education as a Reader in the School of Medicine at Cardiff University, Sam is a trained educator with over 20 years experience, including facilitation & being a restorative practitioner. Building on this foundation she took the step into yoga teacher training (YTT), hoping to share the practice & huge benefits of yoga with others.
Sam was diagnosed with bipolar at 27 & has managed their mental health for over 16 years with a combination of mood stabilisers & a healthy balanced lifestyle. Yoga has been a constant that nourished the mind & body & supported her to overcome possible triggers & maintain balance in both mental & physical health. This underpins Sam’s teaching style with a focus on connecting mind, body & breath & the complimentary elements of yin & yang.
In 2020, she undertook an ashtanga modified primary series course (with Jamie Yoga Trainings) & an online 200hr & 300hr YTT course (with My Vinyasa Practice), including yin, restorative & vinyasa flows.
Sam has completed both the 500hrs YTT with My Vinyasa Practice & the 200hrs YTT with Jamie Yoga Trainings & is qualified, registered & insured to teach yoga, guiding virtual live classes to help benefit both the mind & body. The sessions aim to relax, unwind, strengthen & promote flexibility with yin, yang & balancing yoga. Direct booking through this link.
Following a back injury 5 years ago, Helen sought Yoga classes to aid her recovery. Enthused by the classes and the benefits of regular practice, Yoga quickly became part of their exercise regime and lifestyle. Helen enjoys the flexibility and strengthening aspects of Yoga as well as the positive and nourishing affect on the mind.
Keen to develop their passion, Helen studied with a Yoga school based in Texas, My Vinyasa Practice, under the guidance of Michelle Young. Completing their 200hr training in Vinyasa flow. Helen also enjoys the benefits of Ashtanga practice and studied with Jamie Blowers (JamieYoga) from January – December 2020. Helen completed a further 200hr ashtanga yoga teacher training in December 2020 after regular training weekends and classes with Jamie who shared his knowledge of the modified primary series and the intermediate series.
Helen’s classes are suitable for all, with a focus on toning, strengthening and flexibility, modifications are offered throughout.
Helen is looking forward to meeting you all on the mat & will be guiding an Ashtanga Modified Primary Series Course throughout January. Direct booking through this link.