Mandy Meaden

yoga and Yoga Therapy teacher

Based in
London Borough of Bromley, London, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Beckenham, Bickley, Chelsfield, Chislehurst, Hayes, Orpington, Penge, Petts Wood, Shortlands, Sydenham, West Wickham
Mandy Meaden | yoga and Yoga Therapy teacher

Rates: Classes from £8


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Thank you for your interest in my yoga classes.

I specialise in teaching one-to-one. This is the traditional way to study yoga. I am trained in yoga therapy and have experience working with students living with ME, MS, Parkinson's, Cancer, depression and anxiety as well as students who wish to lose weight.

I offer small group tuition, which is ideal for a group of friends who would like to practice together.

I am also happy to bring yoga into the workplace and have taught classes previously at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Cockpit Arts.

I teach friendly and enjoyable mixed ability yoga classes in South East London. I am the mother of two young children so at present I am only teaching one weekly class and this is in West Wickham. Beginners and more experienced yogis are very welcome.

I teach hatha yoga in the tradition of T.Krishnamacharya (previously known as 'viniyoga') incorporating a mixture of dynamic and static postures as well as sequences such as you might find in an ashtanga class. I have been inspired by the teaching of Dr Kausthub Desikachar and his father Sri TKV Desikachar who is the son and student of Sri T.Krishnamacharya and am also influenced by Vanda Scaravelli, Donna Farhi, Mark Whitwell and Erich Schiffmann. I believe in balancing flexibility with strength and try to incorporate something for those of you who like an active class as well as for those seeking relaxation.

Classes last 1hr 30 mins and usually follow the format below...

Initial relaxation
Philosophy
Warm ups
Postural work (asanas)
Deep relaxation
Breath work (pranayama)/meditation

I believe that yoga is for everyone and hope I can help you to discover a way of approaching your yoga that brings you health and happiness.

I have a first class free policy, so come along and see if you enjoy it!

I am a fully qualified and insured British Wheel of Yoga Advanced Teacher and am also qualified to teach by the Krishnamacharya Healing Yoga Foundation.

One-to-one lessons

Group Classes

Mixed Ability Yoga Class in the Tradition of Krishnamacharya

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
St David's School, Justin Hall
Location: 
Beckenham Road, West Wickham, BR4 0QS, South East London / Kent, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Wednesdays 6.30 to 8.00pm (term time only)
Rates: 
£8 per class

Experience

Continuing Education

I am a committed lifelong student of yoga and am currently engaged in further study with the Society of Yoga Practitioners.

I am grateful to the many teachers who have guided me thus far. At present I am very fortunate to be mentored by Gill Lloyd.

Dates: 
Nov 2005 - Jan 2013

Teaching

I have been regularly teaching yoga since 2005

Dates: 
Jan 2005

My Regular Practice

I have a daily ongoing practice which is a constant adventure for me and I meet with my excellent mentor, Gill Lloyd, regularly to review what I am doing and to get feedback and guidance.

Through my personal practice I have come to understand what people mean when they say that 'your breath is your greatest teacher' and I believe that coming into contact with your own inner teacher is one of the greatest gifts of yoga.

I have been practicing yoga since my lovely Mum let me join her on the mat aged about 6 - what a wonderful gift!

I was even getting some yoga practice whilst she was carrying me during her pregnancy!

Dates: 
Jan 1980

Educational history

KHYF Teaching Diploma (BWY Advanced Teacher Accredited)

Dates: 
November, 2009 - June, 2011
Institution: 
Krishnamacharya Healing Yoga Foundation
I am thrilled to have furthered my adventures in yoga with the KHYF. Krishnamacharya is known as the 'teacher of the teachers' and taught, among others, BKS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, Vanda Scaravelli, Indra Devi and his son TKV Desikachar. He taught that we are all unique and that yoga should be tailored to fit the needs of the individual, hence the many different yoga styles of his students (www.khyf.net for more info). My teachers on this course were Sarah Ryan and Liz Murtha.

Teaching Diploma (BWY Dip)

Dates: 
April, 2004 - October, 2007
Institution: 
British Wheel of Yoga
I was lucky enough to be able to study under the expert tutelage of Zoe Knott and Bob and Be Insley.

Yoga Foundation Course

Dates: 
April, 2003 - April, 2004
Institution: 
British Wheel of Yoga
I was taught by the enthusiatic and very supportive Christa Gaskill. I would recommend a BWY Foundation Course for anyone who wants to further their yoga studies, it's not just for those who are interested in teaching. See www.bwy.org.uk for a course near you

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered

THE SMALL PRINT

The classes are currently run as drop-in's so no booking is necessary, but if I don't know you're coming I can't let you know if it's cancelled for any reason, so please do contact me. I'm always very happy to answer questions or give further information - don't be shy :)


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