Teaching

GillianGillian received her yoga teacher certification with distinction through the Triyoga Teacher Training programme in London (British Wheel of Yoga accredited). She has subsequently studied Pregnancy and Post-natal yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Yoga Therapy for 21st Century Conditions through Yoga Campus, Restorative Yoga with Anna Ashby, and Opening Yoga to Everyone with Matthew Sanford, a yoga training for people with disabilities. Gillian is currently studying a full diploma in Yoga Therapy with Yoga Campus

Over the course of 14 years she has taught many different types classes including private yoga sessions, gym classes, pregnancy and post-natal yoga, yoga for tired teachers at a special needs school, yoga for people suffering from mental illness at a secure mental health unit and yoga for adults with learning disabilities in residential care centres. She has recently been teaching gentle yoga sessions as part of a Social Prescribing Mindfulness programme for pain management at a local charity. Gillian believes that yoga can be beneficial for anybody. She also teaches weekly classes at The Yoga Barre studio in Ilkley

Experience

Gillian started practicing yoga 20 years ago, shortly after moving from Scotland to London. Having grown up in a quiet village in the west of Scotland she found living in London hectic and stressful and was introduced to yoga by a friend who said it could help alleviate that stress.   She was hooked from the first class and has been deepening her practice and study of yoga ever since.  Having recently moved up from London, she currently teaches private yoga sessions in and around Ilkley in West Yorkshire.

Gillian has practiced a mixture of yoga styles over the years, beginning with Ashtanga and then practicing Iyengar yoga for many years. Recently, she has been inclined to move towards a more gentle flowing style that she feels promotes relaxation and healing. She’s a big fan of Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga.

She is passionate about yoga and continues to attend regular classes and joins yoga workshops whenever possible in order to deepen her own understanding and experience of yoga. She is currently studying a 2 year Diploma in Yoga Therapy.


Qualifications

2005 – (British Wheel of Yoga – Julia Wheatley) Yoga Foundation Course

2005 – 2007 (Triyoga Soho, London) Yoga Teacher Training Diploma (with distinction) – British Wheel of Yoga Accredited Teacher

2009 (Sitaram Yoga – Uma Dinsmore-Tuli) Incorporating the pre-natal & post-natal student into a group class – Uma Dinsmore Tuli (BWY Course)

2010 (Sitaram – Uma Dinsmore Tuli) Pregnancy & Post-natal Yoga Teacher Training

2010 (YogaCampus , London) Yoga Therapy for 21st Century Conditions (IBS, depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, M.E. and sub-fertility )

2011 (Anna Ashby & Chris Swain) Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

2012 (Triyoga Soho, London – Matthew Sanford) Opening Yoga to Everyone – teaching yoga to students with disabilities

2013 (British Wheel of Yoga In Service Training – Gary Carter) Yoga & Kinaesthetic Sense