ABOUT ME

Brenda Ward yoga

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 art.

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 BWYT Foundation Course Tutor and now also run courses for students who want to go beyond the mat and deepen their knowledge and understanding of Yoga. For more information and/or to request an application form, please head to my Yoga Training page.

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Luxury Yoga Retreats in Italy

In addition to Yoga, one of my other loves is Italy (I lived and studied in Siena when I was at university). I now bring together these two passions with the annual week-long Yoga retreat I host on the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy. This is perfect for those who want to enjoy la dolce vita by practising daily Yoga, mindfulness and meditation in beautiful, natural surroundings.

For more information on this and also my mini UK retreats, please get in touch to discuss your investment into your health and wellbeing.

"Most people have forgotten how good their bodies were designed to feel."

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So Many Benefits for Children, Too

I am also passionate about teaching Yoga and mindfulness to children and I am fortunate to be employed by two local primary schools where I teach all age groups. I have seen first-hand how a regular practice of mindfulness, conscious breathing, age appropriate Yoga poses and guided relaxation offers children simple tools to relieve their stress and anxiety, teaching them instead to be peaceful and calm.

This has been supported by the head teachers of both schools who have confirmed that the regular weekly practices are offering the children support and stability during these challenging times. 

Please head to my Children’s Mindfulness page for more information about these techniques. 

During lockdown, I have started running a Saturday morning Family Yoga class which is a small, friendly group where parents and their children can practise Yoga and. mindfulness together. Please message me on [email protected] or click button below for more details.

"Great classes that are always progressing but at the right pace for those taking part. Very relaxing sessions, good for body and mind. Highly recommend Brenda."

Jacqui Brown

Continuously Investing In My Own Skill

On a personal level, it is important for me to keep learning and, as well as attending
regular weekly classes, I also undertake further training every year with senior teachers, both
nationally and internationally, to ensure that I maintain the highest standards. At present, my studies include both Yoga therapy and Ayurveda. But although I am
serious about my teaching, I always try to inject a sense of fun and humour into my classes so
that my students feel safe and supported but also relaxed and at ease.