Hi, I’m Bronwen
I embarked on my teaching journey 14 years ago. Over the years, I have guided many clients to a healthier lifestyle – in both private and group sessions. I love teaching different people and meeting them where they are at with their bodies. I enjoy witnessing how their health and wellbeing improves by incorporating some simple daily practices.
I’ve always been interested in how our body’s energy is influenced by movement, the environment and the food we put into it. This has led me to study and qualify in many different, but related, modalities.
Yoga, Pilates, Shiatsu and Mindful Eating are practices that have had the most profound impact on my life. Besides their practical aspects, I’m drawn to their philosophical, spiritual and energetic aspects.
I’ve practiced Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and hot yoga at different times in my life. I teach a variety of yoga classes, ranging from Scaravelli inspired Hatha Yoga to Vinyasa Flow, incorporating asana, pranayama, energy-balancing practices and meditation. I’m sensitive to my students’ needs and adapt my classes accordingly. There might be many different styles, but, in essence, there is only one yoga.
I’ve had the privilege of being taught by some amazing teachers – Ulrike Lamprecht (traditional Ashtanga Yoga Teacher taught to her by Sharath R. Jois, grandson of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore India), Lauren Mensikovas (Vinyasa Yoga Teacher trained by Baptiste Power Vinyasa Institute in the USA) and Jim Harrington (Vinyasa Yoga and Yoga Synergy teacher who studied with Simon Borg-Olivier)
In 2013 I trained with Jim Harrington to become a yoga teacher. I was attracted to his teaching because of my background in Exercise Science and Pilates. Jim Harrington’s ability to unlock the potential of the body through alignment and correct muscle recruitment is inspiring. This was also the start of my spiritual journey into the depths of yoga and yoga philosophy.
After my second pregnancy with our identical twin boys, I learnt to be more gentle with myself and my body. I was regularly attending classes with Lisa Murray, who teaches Hatha Vinyasa Yoga in a hot yoga studio. She continued to remind me to listen to my body. It was then that I was introduced to the work of Vanda Scaravelli and felt inspired by her approach of using gravity, the breath and the wave:
“It is not so much the performance of the exercises that matters, but how we approach them mentally and physically.”
I’m now studying Meridian Yoga for my 500 hour training with Annie Cryar, incorporating meridian and energy work with Vanda Scaravelli’s philosophies, combining my training and love for Shiatsu with yoga. My journey of study continues to inspire my teaching journey…
When I’m not teaching, my own daily practice includes yoga, Pilates, swimming and running. I have a deep connection with the ocean and have always lived close to her. I surf as often as I can and when there’s no waves, I like to run along side the sea and sense her rhythm.
Registered Yoga Teacher 200hr (RYT)
Pilates Matwork Teacher (BASI)
Shiatsu Practitioner (Shiatsu Society UK)
Nutritional Therapist (IAN)
MB-EAT Facilitator (Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training)
Reiki Level II Practitioner (Traditional Usui Reiki Ryoho)
Clinical Weight Control (SAC)
Personal Trainer (REPs Level 3)
She has always maintained a very positive outlook on life and has been consistent in her approach when dealing with clients. She has a soft but confident approach that is very soothing and nurturing.
Among the many strings in her bow, Bronwen is an accomplished author, Pilate’s teacher, yoga instructor, personal fitness trainer, mother, entrepreneur, surfer, blogger and most importantly a fundamentally good person who has always done right by others and her self. Andrew Wyllie