My Story

soraya yoga berkhamsted

 

Someone recently asked me why I practice yoga? After some reflection what came to me was three words: Connect, Inspire, Reveal

 

 

 

 

CONNECT:  From my very first class I found a place of such peace and stillness that lasted for days after, even amidst the craziness of London. I felt I'd been away on holiday, little did I know back then that I'd been on holiday to myself. I remember as a child trying to copy the poses that my mother practiced and when she died, in my early 20's, yoga gave me a way of remembering and connecting back to her. When I was pregnant, yoga gave me a growing connection to my baby and to my changing body - a sense I was nurturing both of us. Years later when life became hard, I used yoga as a refuge, my mat became a small rectangle of peace where I moved and breathed. I began my journey to teach in 2004 with children's yoga and then in 2008 with a general Hatha yoga training. Now I am beginning to understand the real truth and meaning behind yoga, it is giving me a growing connection to myself and the tools to navigate situations in daily life with care, authenticity and spontaneity.

INSPIRE: The practice of yoga inspires me to be more loving, compassionate, truthful, mindful and in balance every day. I don't always manage it in every situation but yoga allows me to fail, pick myself up and try again.

REVEAL: Yoga offers me the support, structure and foundation to reveal myself and show vulnerability without my armouring and masks. To become authentically me and know why and when I am not.

and this is why I teach yoga, I hope to inspire you to go on your own journey of self discovery and experience the relief and joy when you can just be you. To connect with others, to inspire and be inspired and to reveal, so that others can reveal themselves too. 

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Qualifications

  • 500hr Yoga Teacher
  • BWY & Yoga Alliance accredited Teacher Training - Yogacampus, London
  • Children Yoga - Jo Manuel (Special Yoga)
  • Pregnancy Yoga - Uma Dinsmore Tuli
  • Relax & Renew Restorative Yoga - Judith Hanson Lasater
  • Yoga Nidra - Rod Stryker (Para Yoga)
  • Sound Healing (Anne Malone)
  • Super Sleep (yoga for insomnia) - Lisa Sanfilipo
  • DPD Certificate
  • Fully Insured

I have immense gratitude to the amazingly insightful and knowledgable teachers that I have and continue to study with and whose influence inspires the way that I teach.

  • Yogarupa Rod Stryker (current teacher)
  • Shiva Rea
  • Jason Crandell,
  • Tia's Little,
  • Shannon  Paige Schneider