About Tewkesbury Yoga
Hi, i’m Rachel the founder of Tewkesbury Yoga for Health and Wellbeing, delivering a variety of group classes, workshops and 1:2:1’s.
My journey with yoga began more than 25 years ago when I was looking for a way to relax, unwind and manage the everyday stresses of being a busy working mum of two young boys, who are now very much grown up into wonderful young men!
Over the years my personal practice has helped me to understand that yoga was and is much more than making exotic shapes or being really flexible, for me it has been about equipping and accessing a means of support and stability both mentally and physically, especially in this frantic fast-paced world.
In 2017 I completed 500 hours in the ‘Art of Teaching Yoga’ with Sadhana Mala, one of the UK’s most highly regarded Yoga Teacher Training Courses and affiliated by the Association of Yoga Studies. I pursued this further and completed another 500 hours in the ‘Art of Individual Teaching’.
Further to my teaching training and therapeutic application, I have completed a range of courses including Antenatal and Active Birth, Yoga for 12 Step Recovery and Relapse Prevention, Fundamentals and Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology for Yoga Teachers and a Level 3 Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring.
Other training courses and certification I have completed are CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Bereavement Counselling Skills, Understanding Self Harm, Addiction, Psychodynamic Counselling Skills, Anxiety Management, Dealing with Intrusive Thoughts, Mindful Meditation and Mental Health First Aid.
With my comprehensive training and skillset I have built up over the years, I am able to offer a variety of themed group classes and tailored individual tuition. Additionally I can design and deliver bespoke Corporate Wellness sessions, Yoga for Teens, special events and celebrations.
Teaching yoga is a joy and a privilege and I look forward to meeting you and leading you towards this beautiful ancient practice.