AMY SAYER, YOGA TEACHER

I began my formal yoga teacher training nearly ten years ago and completed the British Wheel of Yoga’s highly regarded 500-hour teaching diploma with Tarik Dervish at London’s Yoga Junction in 2012.

For years before (whilst working as a TV Producer) I’d dabbled with lots of different yoga classes and styles, mostly as a means of staying fit and flexible. But as soon as I took a more dedicated and curious approach to the practice, it immediately revealed countless brilliant ways to navigate the general challenges of the human condition: besides feeling immeasurably better physically, I felt calmer, less reactive, less stressed, more balanced.

Within a matter of months, yoga came to represent an entirely new purpose - and in other ways a return to a strangely familiar and comfortable way of being.

Now, I love everything about teaching – including a commitment to being a lifelong student of yoga. I have my own dedicated practice and undertake workshops and trainings wherever possible: most recently, Anna Ashby’s Restorative Yoga teacher training at Triyoga and prior to that, Norman Blair’s Yin Yoga teacher training. Currently, I’m studying A History of Yoga: The Latest Research, an online course run by a faculty of leading scholars from SOAS at Yoga Campus.

My aim in every class, no matter what style or level is to share the vast benefits of yoga in a way that’s authentic, accessible, warm and engaging. Classes emphasise precise alignment, mindful movement, proper breathing - and offer a true sense of sanctuary.

*The British Wheel of Yoga is recognized as the National Governing Body for Yoga in England.

As a BWY teacher, I am fully insured and first aid trained.