"Lesley is a kind, warm natured teacher who supports students to integrate yoga into daily life"
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My love of finding out how things work and why have led me on my yoga, Coreawareness, MELT method training. I love learning and will be a perpetual student I'm sure. I have been recently refreshing my practise with nutritious movement study. A biomechanics way of viewing the body
It was through yoga that I was led to meditation and enquiring what that is all about? At present I am studying mainly with the insight meditation tradition but I also attend retreats with Zen and Tiratna groups. I am greatly inspired by Tara Brach at present and have been for the last 5 years.
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"I have been going to Lesley's yoga classes for four years now and they have become an integral part of my life. After a day at work, the classes are gentle, kind and rejuvenating. I enjoy the mindfulness practice that Lesley incorporates into the yoga practice and found over the years that this has gradually crept into my everyday being . I can't now imagine my life without yoga !"
- Marika Szabo
3 year yoga teacher training.... BTEC diploma; Morley College, London
Qualified Core Awareness teacher ( trained by psoas muscle specialist Liz Koch)
A qualified teacher ( Post Graduate Certificate of Education, Sheffield university)
BSc(hons) Chemistry; hence my love of science based, enquiring approach
Shiatsu practitioner ( London School of Shiatsu) and massage therapist
Practising artist and potter ......BTEC diplomaMore details
In my effort to make sense of what i was experiencing in my yoga practise and mediatation i have explored many different techniques which complement my yoga practise.
these techniques and teachers have flavoured the way i view and experience the body and so also my teaching.
John Stirk author of the original body; weekly classes in London....2 years(2005-2006)
2 Week long retreats
Peter Blackaby author of Intelligent Yoga; Weekend workshops for the past 15 years in London and sheffield
1 week long retreat (2015)
Sandra sabatini author of Breath and like a flower ; At least 7 weekend workshops and a private lesson
Liz Koch author of the psoas book and core awareness; 2 weekend workshops and a week at the blue lagoon....hydrating my psoas.
Continuum weekend with Cherionna Menzam Sills
Teacher training with Rosabella Jordan, physiotherapist, Donna Malcamson yoga and feldenkrais practitioner, Marilyn freeman yoga /yogabirth practitioner
weekend workshops with Lisa mcrory, Bill woods
feldenkrais lessons in london and here in sheffield
meditation; 5 weeks silent retreat at gaia house
2 ( 2 week long retreats) with paramamnda, I week long; body of evidence
lots of week long retreats at taraloka; living with pain and illness
5 years of mitra study sheffield buddhist centre
attended John Darwin's mindfulness based life enhancement courses twice
assisted him on two courses
taught three 8 week mindfulness courses in sheffield based on danny penman's book mindfulness, finding peace in a stressful world
I also have studied the franklin method and goekale method and found some interesting ways of viewing the body within these techniques.
"Lesley is a kind, warm natured teacher who supports students to integrate yoga into daily life. She has given me some valuable insights into yoga and how to practise postures to get the most from them. I've really felt the benefits of a calming softening practice in my body and mind."
- Summer yoga teacher in training