Mandy Wallace

Stoke-On-Trent
Staffordshire
United Kingdom

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My yoga journey began in 2000 when I was looking for a form of exercise that didn't involve going to the gym! I attended an Ashtanga yoga class at Shapes in Fenton & immediately became hooked on this thing called 'yoga'. I particularly loved the set routine of the Ashtanga practice & how it made me feel energised & challenged in a positive way.
From there my yoga journey grew & I gradually began to notice how yoga spilled over into my everyday life including how it made me question things & be more mindful of my interactions with others. This led me to exploring the philosophy side of yoga & learning about how I could apply this into my daily life. I also became more aware of my diet & general lifestyle & made changes to these.
I am currently in the middle of completing my CYF teacher training programme which is deepening my understanding of yoga as well as enabling me to pass on my passion for yoga through teaching.
I now practice a variety of styles of yoga, & more recently have started to explore ariel yoga & animal movement which is a mix of strength training, calisthenics & animal based movements.
Through my teaching I aim to show that Ashtanga yoga is accessible to everybody. Yes it is a challenging practice but there are many alternatives to postures & through persistent practice strengthens both body & mind.

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