Yoga Teacher Deb Beaumont
After studying anatomy and body massage at college, I qualified as a massage therapist in 1997, since then adding Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage Reiki and Hopi Ear candles to the therapies I offer. I have now been working as a therapist in excess of 20 years and I’m a member of ‘The Federation Of Holistic Therapists’ (MFHT). www.fht.org
I’ve been practising yoga since 1996 years teaching from 2008.
How I started on my ‘yoga journey? I started attending a weekly yoga class in 1996 after recovering from a car accident, where I suffered whiplash and other injuries and required surgery and rehabilitation.I was very much in need of getting back in touch with myself and easing my body and mind from the trauma. I found yoga a wonderful way forward, releasing both physical and mental tension, in a supportive environment. It brought peace and balance back into my life.
My interest in yoga grew, so in 2002 when I had the opportunity to go on a yoga retreat, with Jan Lacey, with the encouragement of my then (and present) teacher Jenny Newman, I did. Returning from the retreat with even more enthusiasm for yoga, I enrolled on a British Wheel of Yoga foundation course, mainly for interest, and to further my personal knowledge. It was from this point I thought more and more of sharing what benefits I found yoga had to offer. It wasn’t a conscious decision of ‘I wanted to become a yoga teacher’; it kind of found me. So I took the plunge and enrolled on the 3 year British Wheel of Yoga Teaching diploma course, with tutor Vonnie Bloom.
I have found something very special in yoga. I cannot imagine not having yoga in my life. I encourage everyone to explore the many benefits it has to offer, keeping the mind and body in an optimal state of health and wellbeing.
The practices you learn from the pysical ‘asana’, the breathing practice ‘pranayama’ and the ‘relaxation’ techniques. Not only enable you to participate and enjoy the classes you attend, but provides you with a ‘life long toolbox’ which is there at your disposal to dip into and use during everyday life to keep you relaxed and balanced.
Being able to change your state of mind from anxious, angry, stressed, to calm, soft and relaxed, with just a couple of simple postures and/or some breathing excercies. In addition you obtain a strong, flexible body.
Having this kind of resource at your fingertips is wonderfully empowering and makes for a much more relaxed and peaceful human being.
Practicing Yoga gives you increased awarenss of yourself, others and your environment. Giving you a greater perception and intuition of everything you encounter.
Yoga is suitable for everyone, irrespective of age, gender, capabilities. It can offer every individual great benefits. Look for a class that suits your needs.
If in any doubt, give it a go, what have you got to loose? But everything to gain.
Best wishes on your journey.
I am now in the fortunate position to combine my working week with my therapy clinic, which is now based from home and my yoga classes.
I have two yoga classes in Pakefield, Lowestoft (see class schedule) , and an additional class at The Yoga Glow Studio in Beccles (www.yoga-glow-studio.com )
I have been teaching Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs since 2014 – www.yogaforbacks.co.uk
This is a specialist yoga programme proven to help relieve chronic low back pain – Evidence-based yoga classes supported by classes, a book and relaxation CD.
The University of York (Department of Health Sciences) ran one of the largest research studies into yoga to date, funded by Arthritis Research UK. The positive results were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2011.
Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs teachers are highly experienced yoga teaching professionals with thorough additional back-care yoga specialist training. The majority have qualified with the British Wheel of Yoga or in Iyengar Yoga.. Please see website for additional information and a short video.
Courses will be available after August 2014