I have been practising yoga since my twenties and have had many wonderful teachers in different styles of yoga - including Ashtanga, Iyengar and Hatha traditions. My own yoga journey has recently led me to the work of Vanda Scaravelli and training with Diane Long.
Inspiring teachers and ongoing study influences my own teaching, but my main commitment is to the people I teach. My aim is to introduce students to yoga and encourage them to develop their interest and abilities. I am particularly interested in yoga therapy and how yoga can be adapted to the individual during different stages of life. I write regularly on yoga and health and my work has appeared in a number of publications including Yoga and Health, Spectrum, Yoga Magazine and Yoga International. I have broadcast experience, commenting and advising on health, yoga and other areas.
BWY teaching diploma
BWY Yoga for Pregnancy
BWY Yoga Foundation Course Teacher
REPs Level Three
Diploma in Exercise and Health Behaviour (City University, London)
Yoga Alliance UK Senior Teacher
Yoga Alliance UK Teacher Trainer
Recent training; Judith Hanson Lasater, Dr Roger Cole, John Stirk, Donna Farhi, Diane Long.
I went to my first yoga class when I was 14, although I remember practising yoga with my mother from an early age - headstands were my favourite pastime! Following university and a professional career, I decided to retrain in areas that would not only enrich my life, but would also enable me to help others experience the benefits of yoga and other therapies.
I have experience teaching at health clubs and classes around York. I also teach yoga for pregnancy, which compliments my massage therapy. We have developed Yoga Tone, which is increasingly popular - a challenging, dynamic practice that improves fitness, as well as developing strength and flexibility.
- Workshops and CPD
- Yoga Teacher Training
- Tara's Yoga Massage
About us and articles
- Interview with Mina Semyon
- Our Yoga Journey
- 10 Yoga-Related Self-Care Suggestions
- Interview with Lisa Walford
- Schools out for summer
- Whose class is it anyway?
- Taking care of the foundations
- Moving out of darkness
- Facing up
- Refresh your practice
- Oops and its gone again...
- Making sense of disaster
- Healing power of yoga
- Even flow
- Making Sense of Disaster