I am a former nurse-midwife and experienced British Wheel of Yoga teacher, teaching classes and supporting women in the East Midlands. My present has evolved organically from my past. My passion iswomen's health and women's culture. Choices are available for us but not always chosen by us. I encourage women to explore their choices and make decisions for their lives accordingly. Any contribution that I can make to facilitate success in these choices I enjoy making.
Since an early age Tim Foyster has dedicated his life to the study of yoga, meditation, Oriental healing & martial arts. Tim has been practising yoga for over 30 years and teaching Parivartana Yogafor 25 years. He holds teaching qualifications in three styles of yoga (Parivartana, Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa), and is a Senior Teacher of Parivartana Yoga. He has designed and taught specialist yoga programmes to meet the needs of various groups.
Sri Patthabi Jois - late founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, India. Welcoming Spirit - We welcome you as a unique person as well as a student of yoga. Student Focused - As each student isdifferent, we tailor the yoga poses to cater to the needs of each individual. Our approach differs from teaching that tries to fit students into an idealised pose.
The name Bahia is linked to Indian heritage, it is the surname of the founder of the School Jasmin Bahia. In both Spanish and Portuguese languages the literal translation is that Bahia means bay.Bahia Yoga opened in 2003, offering traditional Hatha Yoga and classical Meditation classes. Our Director, Jasmin has been teaching in the wellbeing field since 2000, and Jake our Meditation Teacher began teaching Philosophy in 2002 and Meditation since 2007.
Yoga has helped me to discover my strength and stamina and inner peace whilst raising a family and balancing the hectic demands of everyday life. I received my 200-hour teacher training in London atthe Life Centre through the British Wheel of Yoga as well as the 200- hour training to be a certiﬁed Vinyasa Flow yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance.
When I was younger I wasn't skinny but had never been really unhappy with my body. As I reached my late 20s and headed into my early 30s the years of enjoying a little too much booze and unhealthyfoods had caused the pounds to gradually creep on until I reached a point where I realised I had to do something. I was becoming depressed as none of my clothes fit me and I didn't want to go out with friends any more because I was so unhappy with how I looked.
What will you gain from practising yoga? Every individual has a completely different experience of yoga, that is the beauty of it, it is a practise just for yourself. If you practise regularly, yourmuscles will lengthen, become stronger and more supple and flexible. This will help with the bodies joints. For those of us who do a lot of gym work or running, yoga is excellent to do alongside to keep the body in balance.
For as long as I can remember I have had an interest in health and fitness and spent many years going to the gym regularly and running regularly. After beginning to experience health problems whichimpacted on my day to day life I started looking for ways to manage my health and fitness in a more holistic and nourishing way. I wanted to carry on exercising but realised that I needed to slow down a bit. That was when I discovered yoga and I have never looked back.