Bronwen De Klerk

United Kingdom

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I teach Hatha and Vinyasa Flow classes. I incorporate energy and breathing (pranayama) practices in each class and teach students to allow their asanas (poses) to flow with the breath. When we unite the breath with movement, we are able to flow into asanas with ease. I like to follow Vanda Scaravelli’s approach of “undoing the doing”. My yoga classes are restorative, enabling students to feel revitalised, carrying this feeling into the rest of their day and lives.

I did my yoga teacher training under Jim Harrington who’s teaching is a blend of ancient traditions and research-based science. I was attracted to his teaching because of my background in Exercise Science and Pilates. Jim Harrington taught me awareness of my body’s positioning and muscle recruitment whilst practicing. I learnt more about alignment and preventing injuries in the asanas by engaging and relaxing the correct muscles. His teaching has been invaluable in my classes.

After my second pregnancy with our identical twin boys, I learnt to be more gentle with myself and my body. I couldn’t do the things that I could previously do. It was then that I was introduced to the work of Vanda Scaravelli and felt inspired by her approach of using gravity, the breath and the wave:

"It is not so much the performance of the exercises that matters, but how we approach them mentally and physically."

I’m now studying Meridian Yoga for my 500 hour training with Annie Cryer, incorporating meridian and energy work with Vanda Scaravelli’s philosophies. I now combine my training and love for Shiatsu with yoga. My journey of study continues to inspire my teaching journey…

"Why are we doing yoga?... No motivation, no aims, only an agreeable appointment for the body to look forward to. We do it for the fun of it. To twist, stretch, and move around, is pleasant and enjoyable, a body holiday. There is an unexpected delight in meeting earth and sky at the same moment."


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