Me : Sally-Ann
I have been teaching fitness and exercise for almost 30 years, with a career involving the royal Navy, Leisure Centre Management, GP Referral Exercise Programming, Exercise for Special Populations (including Cardiac Rehabilitation), Personal Training, Pilates, Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage.
I took my first Yoga class in 1993 and have been addicted ever since – qualifying as a Yoga teacher through The Inner Yoga Trust (accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga) in 2008.
In 2014 I completed 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 Yoga teaching style has developed and matured over time, inspired by a need to find a way to manage recurring back problems which developed after giving birth to my twins in 1996. ‘Back care’ and postural awareness have always been a major focus in the classes that I have taught and I continue to be inspired by Yoga teaching which focuses on the spine as the source of natural intelligence. I am particularly drawn to the influences of Vanda Scaravelli and my aim as a Yoga teacher is to help others to develop their own awareness of the body’s natural intuition, through mindful movement and exploration of breath
I continue to attend Yoga teaching workshops and training courses which explore and promote an intuitive based practice and this has become a strong focus for my own practice and for my teaching of Yoga on the retreats that I now offer.
As a Thai Yoga Massage therapist I use integrated techniques involving Myofascial Release, to offer a manual therapy approach to assist in the relief and management 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.