Sam trained with Yogahaven to become a 200hr Registered (Yoga Alliance) Yoga Teacher. Previously Sam trained with The London Contemporary Dance School and holds a degree in Contemporary Dance, specialising in contact improvisation, partner-work, and floor-work.
Being a professional dancer with 9 years teaching experience to all ages and abilities, Sam enjoys combining her passion for dance and yoga by delivering energising Vinyasa Flow style classes with creative sequencing. When instructing she uses a range of vocal tones that correlate with the waves of dynamics in the breath and movement. Sam brings attention to detail in alignment for injury prevention, and focuses on smooth efficient transitions between asanas.
As well as teaching 'Hot Yoga 60' at The Life Centre North & 'Yoga All Levels' at Airborne Studios, Sam currently teaches 'Yoga for Climbers' at Rock Over Climbing Centre- This unique Fusion style class, inspired by her regular Pilates practise, challenges students with powerful core and back exercises, developing into playful exploration of arm balances and inversions.
Sam feels very blessed to practise yoga everyday and pass on her knowledge- Establishing strong bonds with her students and fellow yoga teachers.
In October of this year Sam completed 40hr Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Roger Cole & YogaCampus at The Life Centre North.
She's also excited to continue her studies, starting with Thai Yoga Massage at Sunshine School in Chang Mai, Thailand next spring.
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