Our Oxford studio has a fabulous new teacher. Welcome Miranda!
Some of you have already met Miranda at the studio. If you've yet to meet her, please drop by one of her classes! She teaches Tone at Tea Time (4pm - 5pm) each Tuesday and Wednesday. We're so lucky to have her on the team. :)
I asked Miranda to tell me a bit about her yoga journey, and here's what she had to say:
"I first began practising Yoga four and a half years ago and straight off it was a revelation; the relationship to physical activity was unlike any I had encountered in other forms of exercise – instead of striving for results with an end goal in mind I learnt acceptance and presence. My yoga practise has taken a number of twists and turns – and I have been a student of many styles from Jivamukti to Iyengar, restorative to Anusara, Yin to Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga to Sivananda – by way of Bikram and Kundalini. A couple of years ago I realised I needed a more personalised practise to reflect what was going on in my life and I started to develop an interest and work with a number of Yoga therapists.I have also had a daily meditation practise for the past three years. At the beginning of this year I left for Asia, and it was in the jungle of South India I did my yoga teacher training in Vinyasa flow. I continued to travel through Asia, with the intention of deepening my yoga and meditation practise. In Thailand I was fortunate enough to encounter a number of wonderful teachers who epitomized the balance of traditional Hatha yoga teaching with a focus on what is most appropriate in a contemporary western life. Here I began a Mysore Ashtanga practise and also worked with a yoga therapist taught by A G Mohan (who like Sri Pattabhi Jois was taught by Krishnamacharya). I also did my first (of hopefully many) Vipassana silent meditation retreats at a Buddhist monastery. The cumulation of this yoga journey throughout Asia lead me towards a Yin-Yang practise, which I think suits the pace of modern life very well. This December I will complete my Yin yoga teacher training with Sarah Powers, which I am VERY excited about."