Yoga helped heal my broken heart.
Now I love to share the practice that continues to improve my life so much, through my teaching.
In my early life I began to explore movement through the creative expressions of ballet, contemporary dance and acting. I was also drawn to the visual arts, attending Art College, and was an all-round creative spirit. In my early twenties I went to my first yoga class; I was hooked by the sensations of stretching and the relaxation it bought. I regularly attended yoga classes after this…
However, it was not until my early thirties, after the end of a long term relationship, that I delved much deeper into yoga. I discovered that the practice helped me feel more grounded, uplifted and energised at a time when I was finding life difficult.
Intrigued to know more I gravitated to India, whilst away travelling for six months. During my time in India I undertook my first 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training course with Bharath Shetty in Mysore; it was a transformative experience.
A year later I undertook a second 200 hour Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga training, also in India with Melanie Cooper and Laura Gilmore.
Shortly after this I discovered Yin yoga with Norman Blair, who has become my mentor. I have since completed three fifty hour Yin yoga trainings: two with
Norman Blair and the other with Bernie Clark in Vancouver. In addition to this I have completed Restorative yoga training with Judith Hanson Lasater.
More recently I have developed an interest in Qi Gong and studied with Mimi Kuo Deemer in both Qi Gong and Vinyasa Flow.
I try to be non-prescriptive in my approach to my practice and this carries through into my teaching also.
Hatha Yoga 200 hour Yoga Alliance | Bharath Shetty | Mysore, India | 2012
Ashtanga & Hatha 200 hour Yoga Alliance | Melanie Cooper & Laura Gilmore | UK | 2013
Yin Yoga | Norman Blair | UK | 2014
Restorative Yoga | Judith Hanson Lasater | UK | 2016
Advanced Yin Yoga | Norman Blair | UK | 2017
Yin Yoga | Bernie Clark | Vancouver, Canada | 2018
Qi-Gong immersion | Mimi Kuo Deemer | UK | 2019
Vinyasa Flow | Mimi Kuo Deemer | UK | 2019
“I have been coming to Sasha’s yin and restore classes at St Johns for around three years now and I could not recommend them enough! I can honestly say I have never once thought ‘ugh I don’t feel like yoga today’, the classes are a great mid-week time-out. Sasha teaches yin in a very down to earth and friendly way. I had been to a few different yin classes before and while they could be quite challenging, Sasha eases you through in a friendly way, reading some mindful quotes and poetry during postures. Sasha is great at explaining how to move into an out of different postures in a safe way, she will make sure you can practice yin in a way that works for you and whatever knee/hip/back problem you may have without making a fuss. The group is very easy going and you can come as you are, be it in your oldest sweat pants or your shiny disco leggings. As a bonus Sasha has lots of experience in events planning, which means she knows how to make the space look amazing and create the perfect atmosphere.” Anke