I’m Sinead, a yoga teacher and yoga therapist based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. As well as being a mum of one (very strong-willed) little girl (and another on the way!), I also teach weekly Pregnancy Yoga classes and Mum & Baby Yoga (postnatal) classes in Cirencester, and offer private one to one/small group sessions in my home studio.
My original 200hr yoga teacher training was in West Wales with Yoga Satsanga Ashram, based on the Classical Hatha Yoga approach. I then went on to further specialise in Children’s Yoga, Pre & Post Natal Yoga, and now I am currently in the process of completing my Yoga Therapy Diploma, which allows me to work with individuals therapeutically, for specific ailments or conditions. From mental ill health to backpain or infertility, many people find that a more bespoke practice, and applying yoga in a therapeutic way, can support them in their journey towards a more positive state of wellbeing.
Each training I’ve attended has brought a new layer of understanding and experience to my own personal yoga journey, as well as bringing a range of approaches to my teaching. I appreciate and apply the vast set of tools and perspectives that Yoga offers, utilizing mindful movement, breath and intention. Relaxation and visualisation can be powerful in bringing about a sense of balance and wellbeing.
If you’re interested in working with me or attending any of my classes, please get in touch here.
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy is a specific application of yogic tools and techniques, based on a set of models and systems within yoga. It uses postures (asana), breathwork (pranayama), meditation (Dhyana) and visualisations to support specific physical and mental health ailments. It is client-centred and focuses on what the client needs to support their health and wellbeing.
Why Yoga Therapy?
I originally studied Psychology at degree level, and intended to pursue a career in the Counselling sector. After starting studying towards a Counselling diploma, and working in various mental health and supportive roles for charities such as Mind, Barnardos and Action for Children, I found that it wasn’t quite the right path. During this time, I began my initial yoga teacher training, as well as being exposed in my day job to many other types of training, approaches and professions that support people. These different trainings were creative, insightful and powerful. They brought to me the importance of combining art and science, of using movement, of applying yoga in a therapeutic way. I started to explore how I could use my teacher training in this path, and I found it – Yoga Therapy! A holistic approach to wellbeing. For me, there’s no other approach like it.
Training to date
RYT 200hr YA
Children’s yoga YA (2-18yrs)
Pregnancy and Postnatal YA
Yoga Therapy Diploma (CNHC & BCYT)