My love affair with Yoga began when I was 27 and living in London, my home city. I had badly injured my back and for the next two and a half years had tried to find a way to get it better.
After a long journey through different treatments, I was lucky enough to meet Molly. She was an unassuming but skilled Yoga therapist who put together a simple back therapy sequence for me.
I practised this every morning and evening and, to my amazement, my back began to heal. Within just a few months, it was stronger and more flexible than ever. I fell in love and wanted to learn as much as I could about this ancient science.
So I began to study Yoga, eventually qualifying as a teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga in 2004. I had originally trained as a Solicitor but decided to give up the Law to help others in the way that I had been helped. And, since then, I have taught a huge range of ages and abilities coming full circle by helping many people with back problems similar to my own, both in my general as well as my private classes.
I then went on to qualify as a BWY Foundation Course 1 and Foundation Course 2 Tutor and now also run courses for students who want to go beyond the mat and deepen their knowledge and understanding of Yoga. I now run three courses a year - two in person and one via distance learning both under the auspices of the BWY. For more information and/or to request an application form, please head to my Yoga Training page. At the end of 2022, I also became a Continuing Professional Development Tutor with the BWY and in 2023 became a Modules Tutor.
Finally, I have recently also qualified as an Ayurvedic consultant. Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of healing in the world and has proven to be effective in treating a wide range of disorders including digestive complaints such as heartburn and chronic constipation, arthritis, endometriosis and menstrual disorders, headaches and migraines, hot flushes and other problems associated with the menopause, weight gain, insomnia, skin disorders and stress.
If you or someone you know might benefit from a consultation, please contact me at [email protected] to discuss and/or book an appointment. These take place either in person or via Zoom in the form of an hour-long consultation in which I take a full case history and then prepare an individualised therapy plan based on the principles of Ayurveda for you to follow. This includes a detailed food plan, recommended Ayurvedic herbs, simple massages, daily practices and Yoga.
I have already begun to support others on their healing journey and they are already seeing promising results:
"After trying several different Yoga teachers and classes I found Brenda about 3 years ago and cannot praise her enough. She is exceptionally patient, kind and calm and her classes are so accessible. Through Yoga and Ayurveda Brenda has worked with me to help manage my chronic pain and support my mental well-being. I cannot recommend her highly enough and would encourage anyone thinking of giving Yoga a go or wanting to support their current practice to contact Brenda. She radiates warmth and positive energy and is the most encouraging teacher you could ever want."
Fay, Yoga Student + Ayurvedic Client