Hi! I'm Steph and I'm so grateful to you for taking the time to have a look at SO..Yoga.
I've been teaching yoga since 2020, and practising personally for much longer. I started attending yoga classes to help with my flexibility and also to help manage my scoliosis, which is a curvature of the spine.
My flexibility was very limited! I could barely touch my toes, I had very little core strength, and I suffered with regular back pain. Yoga has helped me to overcome all of this, and I still enjoy continuing to build my strength and work on my flexibility. My posture is also greatly improved.
But of course.. yoga is so much more than all of that. Whilst I love the challenge of practicing yoga asana, yoga is much deeper than just a physical practice. Pranayama (breath control) and meditation have played pivatol roles in helping me to improve my mental health and overall sense of wellbeing.
I am passionate about sharing the practise of yoga in the yoga classes I offer. I am always studying and learning more in order to offer you safe and fulfilling classes.
I am a registered Yoga teacher and Yin Yoga teacher with an additional certificate in the practise of Yogalates (a hybrid of Yoga and Pilates). I am also registered on the Menopause Movement register after having completed their CPD certificate, during which I learnt to support clients with exercise, diet, lifestyle advice with the aim of managing symptoms of the perimenopause through to post menopause.
In September 2022 I under took the Menopause Yoga teacher training and am proud be be an accredited MY teacher. Alongside this I am just weeks away from qualifying as a senior yoga teacher having studied an additional 300 hours of yoga including deepening my knowledge of yoga philosophy and anatomy.
Did you know....
The spiritual meaning of a triangle is connection and a journey towards enlightenment, triangles direct energy from each point and are the strongest shape there is...
When I think of my offerings, I think of them as a wellbeing triangle. SO..Yoga is the top of my wellbeing triangle, supported by SO..Crystals and SO..Holistics.
SO..Crystals was born out of my love of crystals and their healing properties and how I love to have them on my yoga mat. From this I began to write about them and then sell crystals for people to use in their own yoga practise, fast forward 12 months and SO..Crystals had progressed to its very own website and regular lives sales over on Instagram. If you'd like to learn more about crystals independently or as part of your yoga practise, you can find plenty of useful information over at www.socrystals.co.uk
SO..Holistics has taken me on an amazing journey of study and practise to be able to offer you a range of relaxing holistic treatments such as Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Holistic Facials. I am passionate about helping you to reverse the physical and emotional effects of stress. I believe that by taking a holistic approach to wellbeing, considering the whole body rather than just physical symptoms and by giving equal attention to the body, mind and soul we can greatly improve our overall sense of health and wellbeing.
Aside from my passion for yoga, crystals and holistic therapy I love to read and go for walks on the beach. I adore full moons in a way I can't even describe. They take my breath away and make me stop and stare every single time.
And when I'm not teaching yoga, surrounded by crystals or staring at full moons.. I am a very proud mum of two beautiful children, one black cat and two dogs! And I share all of this with my husband, who has been very supportive in helping me make my wellbeing triangle come to life.. and if I ask him really nicely.. he even comes to look at the moon with me sometimes.
So that's me! With all my heart, thank you for your interest in SO..Yoga