About Meryl

SATTVA HATHA YOGA

Balanced and Mindful Yoga

For many years, I led an incredibly stressful life, all the usual things, lifes ups and downs, hectic job, relationships and social life, all competing with one another for my time and energy – much the same as everyone else!

I hadn’t done any real exercise for several years and decided I would “ease” my way back into exercise with Yoga – little did I know that “easing” my way back into exercise was going to completely transform my life.

I loved that Yoga is non-competitive, and that my practice was “my” practice. I left my classes feeling energised, grounded, centered, and physically I could feel that my core muscles were being strengthened – I felt good – I also felt calm and mindful and far more able to deal with the “stuff” life throws at us.

After practicing Yoga for about a year I began to realise that there was far more to Yoga than the physical practice – this interested me and I began to research Yoga in more depth.  This subsequently led me to taking my Yoga studies further and I enrolled on a British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Level 1 Course. I was inspired by my teacher and fellow students during the Foundation 1 course, and decided that Yoga was going to play an even bigger part of my life! I made the decision to train as a Yoga Teacher!  I furthered my Yoga studies through taking the British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course Level 2 and then studied with Paul Fox for three years and graduated with the British Wheel of Yoga (500 hrs) Teaching Diploma.

I continue to refine and deepen my studies in Yoga through continuous professional development programmes and have a deep interest in Yoga Philosophy and Mindfulness.

I love what Yoga has brought to my life – a different outlook, mindfulness, serenity, health and fitness. I hope that Yoga can bring these qualities of life to you also.

Education and Credentials:

YOGA

British Wheel of Yoga – 500hr – Teaching Diploma (BWY Dip)

Yoga Alliance – Teaching Yin Yoga Immersion – 50 hrs

British Wheel of Yoga – 60 hrs – Foundation Course 1

British Wheel of Yoga – 60 hrs – Foundation Course 2

First Aid Certification

MHFA Accreditation (Adult Mental Health First Aider)  https://mhfaengland.org/mhfa-centre/about/

Fully insured through British Wheel of Yoga (applicable Worldwide except USA and Canada)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

YOGA

British Wheel of Yoga – Membership number:  BWY-0023438  http://www.bwy.org.uk/

Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) – CIMSPA Membership number: 378459 https://www.cimspa.co.uk/

Complementary Medical Association (CMA) – CMA Membership number:  P201602250001  http://www.the-cma.org.uk/

MINDFULNESS TRAINING

Mindfulness Diploma accredited by:

The International Alliance of Holistic Therapists, and;

The International Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming and Coaching

Professional Association Membership:

Complementary Medical Association (CMA) – CMA Membership number:  P201602250001   http://www.the-cma.org.uk/