Katie – Yoga Teacher

Katie James

My style and approach to teaching yoga
My style has its roots in traditional Hatha yoga and from here my style and approach has reflected different teachings I have experienced on my journey with influences from the principles of ashtanga/anusara/flow yoga and more recently yin yoga. In my classes you will always be reminded of the breath and your bandhas. My style is always enthusiastic, inspiring and from the heart.

My experience and training includes
Diploma in Yoga Teaching with Distinction from the Inner Healing School of Yoga, member of the Independent Yoga Network, IPTI and the BCMA (May 2006) and a member of the Yoga for Health and Education Trust; My experience includes ten years of teaching yoga to those in prison, supported by the Prison Phoenix Trust.  I take yoga classes at MK Snap, an education and learning centre for adults with learning difficulties and a wide variety of physical disabilities. I also have experience of running yoga sessions for young people with ME/CFS.  My recent Continuous Professional Development, CPD, has included studying yoga and the aging body, with the Yoga for Health and Education Trust and Yin Yoga with Sarah Corbett.

The special quality I bring to Whitespace
Big smiles, a kind heart, laughter and energy.

My favourite thing about working at Whitespace
Wonderful people – everyone who attends yoga at Whitespace loves their yoga, the staff are super and the teachers are extremely professional and dedicated yogis and the venue is just fantastic.

What’s your favourite pose and why?
Warrior 1. Virabhadrasana 1 – the pose celebrates the spiritual warrior within and is great for building a feeling of  self confidence. It inspires power, energy, open heartedness, expansion and feeling of being fully alive

The biggest thing Yoga has taught you? 
It’s extremely powerful to just BE .

A fun fact about me
Have had the courage to jump out of a plane at 2000ft – hoping my parachute will open – it did, of course!!

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