Luisa Rennie'A person is neither a thing, nor a process, but an opening, or a clearing through which the Absolute can manifest.' Ken Wilber
I was first introduced to the great healing arts of yoga and meditation when on travels in Bali. Since then I have explored various traditions, including yoga from the Krishnamacharya lineage (astanga yoga, viniyoga, Iyengar yoga), sivananda yoga, yin yoga, tai chi and vipassana meditation.
While working for UNESCO in Bangkok I studied for three years with Bihar school of yoga trained yogi Adrian Cox at his wonderful studio, Yoga Elements, involving in-depth teacher training in anatomy, Sanskrit, yoga history and philosophy, chanting, pranayama (breathing techniques), asana (the postures), meditation and sequencing of poses. I achieved my first level certificate here - the 280 hours Yoga Alliance approved training.
Back in the UK, I achieved the Yoga Campus Level II Yoga Teacher Certification (accredited for 500 hours with Yoga Alliance), studying with wonderful teachers, including Mukunda Stiles, Shiva Rea, Tias Little, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Alexa Harris. I am now a British Wheel of Yoga Teacher, a fully qualified pregnancy and post-natal yoga teacher and have most recently completed training with Birthlight in Baby Yoga, Level 2. I have been a mentor on the Yoga Campus teacher training course, assisting new teachers with their yoga teacher training. More recently I have been very much enriched by the teachings of Birthlight (Mother and Baby Yoga), Sarah Powers (Yin/Yang Yoga) and John Peacock (mindfulness and Vipassana meditation).
I draw my inspiration from my daily self practice, my students and my teachers. I have a heartfelt desire to help students to safely open their bodies, their hearts and their minds, so achieving a lighter and happier way of being.
Currently deep into Bhakti yoga with the new experience of being a mum!
For more on all things yoga, enjoy links below.
The Life Centre (London yoga studio)
Yoga Elements (Bangkok yoga studio)
The British Wheel of Yoga (Southern Region) (UK accrediting body)
Yoga Journal (Useful web resource)
The Prison Phoenix Trust (Charity supporting yoga and meditation teaching in prisons)
Vipassana meditation (In-depth meditation training)
Yoga Campus (Yoga workshops and yoga teacher training)
Birthlight (Pregnancy Yoga, Mother and Baby Yoga)