Bournemouth, United Kingdom

vstherapyandtraining@gmail.com

http://bournemouthmindfulness.com

Currently teaching fortnightly Monday morning classes and workshops at Dorchester Yoga Centre, Dorset, UK.

Also classes from my home in Bournemouth - contact me for details.

I have 20 years of working as a psychotherapist and group facilitator and I'm also a teacher of Minduflness Based Approaches, so personal development and self-care have been part of my world for a long time now! I understand the importance of looking after ourselves and know how crucial it is to keep learning, keep raising our awareness, keep developing so that we can be as happy and healthy as possible while we're here.

I believe it's so important that we listen to our bodies and that we all have the wisdom inside of us to know just what we need - we just need help to find this sometimes!

I've also been a yoga student for many years and so when I discovered Qoya, it felt like a natural addition to existing practises which have helped me out in my life so much through the stresses and strains that we all experience. I'm not sure where I would be without all of this.

I'm also a mother of 2 boys, I'm a daughter, a sister, a friend, a partner, a writer...

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When did you take your first Qoya class? In the summer of 2017 - I was initially pretty resistant, very resistant actually! I had such an adverse reaction to the idea of it...I decided I needed to look at what that was about for me. 10 minutes into the class, I was sold! I realised it wasn't out of my comfort zone at all, that was just a story I was telling myself. I completely loved it and have been going to weekly classes ever since.

What does it mean for you to teach Qoya? Teaching Qoya feels like such an honour. To share this incredible practice with other women is just a gift. Because Qoya has had such a profound impact on my life since I have been practising it, I'm passionate now about sharing it. I feel so grateful to have the chance to do this and appreciate so much all that Qoya continues to give me both with my own practice and with teaching it.

What is your favorite song to dance to right now? Oh so many songs...and of course it changes all the time...but “Girl On Fire” by Alicia Keys has been somewhat of a theme tune for me for a while now!

What book has inspired you on the path to embodying the feminine? Again so many...but I think if I had to chose one right now it would be Rise Sister Rise by Rebecca Campbell.

What would you tell someone who is thinking of taking a Qoya class for the first time? Come with an open mind, be prepared to be surprised and understand that it's a process, a process that can lead you back to your truth.