Rebecca Poyurs

Newton Abbot
Devon
United Kingdom

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My journey through the holistic practice of yoga started as a way to help better manage my anxiety and mental health after moving to London from my hometown of South Africa in my early twenties.

This practice kept bringing me back home to my self and has become a deep and fulfilling lifelong journey of self acceptance and self kindness that I love to share with others is my community. This practice is my life work.

Inspired by my very first class at the beautiful Power Yoga Company in London, I have since dedicated my life to expanding and deepening my practice, first exploring the teachings with Shakti Power Yoga led by Valentina Candiani in 2014 with a 200 HR Yoga Alliance teacher training . Shortly after completing my training, I decided to pursue the strong calling within to immerse into the yoga community and moved away from the high end retail environment to became the studio manager and a yoga teacher at the beautiful studio that is Yoga West in West London. It is at this space where my understanding of both teaching yoga and running a yoga studio flourished and I enjoyed guiding a range of slow flow, vinyasa, beginner and pregnancy classes - as well as beginner courses and a range of yoga immersions and workshops.

As my love and understanding of the yoga practice grew, I felt a strong urge to delve deeper into the ancient origins of yoga and decided to immerse into Yoga Philosophy with The Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies in 2016, which further strengthened both my own practice and my teaching. It was also at this time that I started to teach yoga in school environments and worked with Alice Blunden of Yoga Project UK and Yoga West to bring yoga into schools for both children and teachers.

In 2017, I discovered the wonderful joy of pregnancy and felt a need to further understand and acknowledge the unique adaptations that are required both physically and emotionally during this time. I qualified as a Womb Yoga Teacher in yoga for pregnancy with Dr Uma Dinsmore-Tulli and it is with deep gratitude and reverence that I say with this guidance and deeper connection to myself as woman, my pregnancy, birth of my son and post natal care were all an incredibly empowering experience.

After 10 years in London and shortly after the birth of my son Marley in October 2017, I have now relocated to Newton Abbot, Devon and it is here that I am dedicated to creating a community where we can move, breathe, laugh and share in elevating our health, well-being and lives together.

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