Hi, I'm Su Bowler!
I am a BWY yoga teacher (500 hour diploma which included Ayurveda, postures, breathing practices and meditation). I have completed additional teacher training in Yoga Nidra, BWY Gentle Years chair yoga, Restorative Yoga, Menopause Yoga, and yoga for stress, burnout and chronic fatigue.
I am trained in emergency first aid and fully insured, and have been teaching since March 2019.
I have been practising yoga nidra since 2003. The guided relaxation practice really helped with stress – I felt more relaxed and I had respite from my busy mind.
I started practising physical yoga in 2009 after a running related knee injury. Yoga helped me regain strength and gave me a physical challenge when I could no longer run.
Since then yoga has been the foundation for my health and wellbeing, and my practice has evolved over the years in response to the needs of my body and as I have learnt more about how to calm my nervous system.
23 years in a demanding corporate office job led to lower back stiffness, which is really helped by gentle movement and building core strength in my yoga practice. I often struggled to switch off, but yoga practices give us the tools to calm the nervous system by working with the body and breath, resulting in a calmer mind.
In 2020 I became ill with symptoms of burnout, frozen shoulders and tinnitus. I realised I needed to change my yoga practice to better support my healing journey, and I turned to restorative classes and yoga nidra to really focus on deep relaxation and recovery. I have taken additional teacher training in these areas so that I can share these wonderful practices with you.
Whenever I have had a physical issue I find that yoga is a fantastic way to reconnect with the rest of my body in a positive way... it's often easy to feel focused on the area of our body that is causing us difficulty, and yoga helps us to focus on our whole body.
I hope that by sharing this you can see that yoga really is for everybody - we don't need a certain size, shape, or age of body, and we don't need to be fit or flexible. The benefits of yoga can be achieved through a variety of different yoga practices... it's about finding the right kind of class to best suit your needs.
When I am not practising, teaching or studying yoga I enjoy walking in the countryside, strolling along the beach, and camping - all things which help me slow down, be present and calm my mind.
If you have any questions please do contact me.
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