Jock Orton

United Kingdom

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It is said that we all come to healing in our own time and this was true for me when in 2000, I fell down a mountain snowboarding, breaking my back in four places and shattering my collarbone. After numerous unsuccessful operations, I decided to take matters into my own hands so that I might stand a chance of being mobile by the time I hit forty.

I began a regular yoga practice and as the ancient saying goes – ‘when the student is ready the teacher will appear’, I moved back to Cornwall at the same time as Bridget Woods-Kramer, a world renowned Anusara teacher. I spent six years studying and teaching with Bridget and have developed a style that is physically challenging with attention to posture and alignment and above all, playful. My experience has taught me to cherish the physical practice of yoga, but it is the connection between mind, body and soul that inspires my practice. In the last three years my personal practice has moved towards Ashtanga and I’ve trained and practice with, world renowned teacher John Scott.

Teaching for 12 years, I feel privileged to have trained with some of the worlds best teachers from a range of different schools of yoga, including Rod Stryker, Sianna Shermann, Doug Keller, Bruce Bowditch and John Friend and most recently with John and Lucy Scott and David and Doug Swenson. I describe my style as just ‘Yoga’, every class is a personal blend of the styles, techniques and adjustments I’ve learnt along my yoga journey. I am also co-founder and director of Lime House Yoga and The Retreat with my partner Emma and a dad to two wonderful daughters who constantly inspire and challenge me to be more present in the world and on my mat.


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