Adrienne Bagnall

Bishops Stortford
Herts
United Kingdom

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Adrienne is an Iyengar yoga teacher, massage and holistic therapist and a certified Mindfulness Teacher. She has been practising yoga since the 1990s and came to it initially via her interest in the body as she was a gymnast and a gymnastic coach in her early years. Her love of Iyengar lies with its discipline and precision and advance knowledge of the poses and the anatomical approach as well as its spiritual path. She teaches all bodies, young and old, abled and disabled, beginners to advanced and works with an in-depth and experiential knowledge to open yoga to everyone, using its principles for a better way of being.

Adrienne has taught many people throughout the years from age 7 to 92 years old, both able and disabled, ill and healthy. Yoga classes generally start with simple poses and gradually move towards more advanced poses ending with a period of relaxation and sometimes incorporating breathing techniques (Pranayama). Adrienne also teaches at corporate companies (Which?) and yoga studios (The Secret Space, Hertford).

The immediate benefits of Iyengar yoga are greater flexibility and strength and better physical health. Meditation is closely intertwined with the asanas (poses). Healthy alignment is a key emphasis in Iyengar yoga and anyone can benefit from it. Adrienne works with a sophisticated understanding of the poses, props and the body.

Adrienne is also a teacher with the charity funded programme ‘Positive Movement’, where she teaches the universal principles of yoga and Alexander technique to people with various levels of disability and physical impairments. Through the adapted asanas and movements, each person is helped to feel more grounded, helping them to increase an expansion in their minds and within their selves.

She has studied with many renowned Iyengar teachers, and she practices yoga and pranayama daily as well as studying with senior Iyengar teachers weekly in classes and workshops.

Adrienne is also a qualified in Swedish holistic massage, Acupressure chair massage, Reiki and Energy healing modalities. She is also a registered Mindfulness Teacher with Mindfulness Now, which is approved by the British Psychological Society.

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