Me : Sally-Ann
I have been teaching fitness and exercise for over 28 years, with a career involving Leisure Centre Management, GP Referral Exercise Programming, Exercise for Special Populations (including Cardiac Rehabilitation), Personal Training, Pilates, Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage.
I have been practising Yoga since 1993 and qualified as a Yoga teacher through The Inner Yoga Trust (accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga) in 2008. In 2014 I completed my training in Thai Yoga Massage, accredited through and recognised by The Institute for Complementary and Natural Medicine (ICNM). Most recently my training focus has been directed towards Myofascial Release Manual Therapy, as an integrated approach to Thai Yoga Massage.
My teaching style has matured over time and been inspired by a need to find a way to manage my own recurring back problems, developed after giving birth to my twins in 1996. My desire to continue teaching forced a major change in direction in how I managed my own body to continue to teach.
Over the last 20 years my teaching focus has changed dramatically, with ‘back care’ and postural awareness a major focus in the classes that I have taught. My main aim has been to help others to explore their own postural awareness with a deeper understanding of how the body’s natural intelligence can react more favourably to a deeper focus on release through mindful movement and awareness of breath. I have attended many Yoga teaching workshops and training courses which explore and promote an intuitive based practice and this has become a focus for my own practice and for my teaching of Yoga.
I have a keen interest in movement of the internal body and have trained in Myofascial Release techniques through Thai Yoga Massage and as a manual therapy approach to assist in the relief of chronic pain.
In April 2018 my husband and I are setting off on a three-year sailing adventure, into the Mediterranean and beyond…. We met back in 1986 on a Sailing Course, whilst we were both serving in the Royal Navy and now after many years of dreaming and trawling around boat shows, we are finally heading off on the journey of a lifetime.
We have sold our house, moved our existing lives into storage, given up our jobs and are leaving the UK with just a rucksack each.
We are both in our early 50’s and for us, this is the next stage of parenting. Both of our children have flown the nest and this is our opportunity to do something amazing, whilst we still have the drive, energy and motivation to be adventurous and a tiny bit reckless.
We bought our boat back in 2007, so we have over 10 years experience of being boat owners and have made every attempt to thoroughly prepare ourselves for what may lie ahead.
We would like to share our experience and I will be writing a regular BLOG, to enable you to follow our adventure.