Hi, I'm Rebecca.
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?"
The Summer Day - Mary Oliver
Honestly, it took me years to fall in love with Yoga. When I was 16, Mum took me to a class and I remember thinking: ‘what a waste of time, I could be out on a run getting some real exercise’.
Later, living in the hustle of London, Yoga found me again. My friend talked me into buying an introductory studio pass, and I went along, annoyed about spending £40 and determined to get my money’s worth.
Frugal to the core, I crammed in as many classes that month as was humanly possible. I was hooked. For the first time I had discovered a breathing space. At first this helped escape scary questions like ‘Who am I? What am I doing with my life? but gradually it became a way to accept uncertainty, feel at home in myself, and become more content with life. Not to mention gaining physical strength and flexibility - I was finally able to touch my toes!
Yoga is an ancient living wisdom that can benefit everybody in so many ways, whether you're 5 or 95. I am delighted to be a fully qualified teacher, and feel privileged to share its wonderful healing powers.
Yoga and wellbeing
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Lakshmi Rising School of Yoga and Wellness, Montezuma, Costa Rica - RYT Certified (April 2019)
Based on the lineage of Sri Krishnamacharya, this programme incorporated Classical Tantra from the teachings of Sri Kapilnath and Sri Mahendranath, along with Ayurveda healing, Gabrielle Roth’s five rhythms, meditation, mantra and ritual.
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, University College London (January 2018)
MSc Urban Studies with Distinction, University College London (September 2014)
BA (Hons) English 1st - University of Warwick (June 2012)