I have been doing yoga for years and qualified as a teacher in 2005. Yoga for me is about living as positively as possible, and taking the time to be healthy in body and mind. I currently teach in a variety of styles - flow yoga combining postures and breath, and fitness yoga combining aerobic circuits exercises and deep stretching with breath. I have recently qualified to teach the much acclaimed Yoga for Healthy Backs programme.
June Mitchell has practised yoga since the mid 1970's, qualifying as a yoga teacher in 1977. She established Perth Yoga Centre in the 1980's, Riverside Centre in the 1990's, the prestigious CYS Yoga Teacher Training in 2003 and now runs Perth Yoga Studio. She honours the traditional teachings of yoga through the inspiration of William Mowat Thomson and Paul Dallaghan. June was a direct student of the ashtanga guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 2004 in Mysore, India.
I trained with CYS here in Scotland in 2004 and subsequently completed my RYT 500 hr advanced training under the wonderful guidance of Bodhiyoga International - teaching yoga based upon Buddhist principles. Yoga and its teachings are part of my everyday life. My teaching varies according to the season and individual or class needs. Breath and posture work are put together into a mindful, releasing and energising flow, finishing with relaxation and meditation techniques. I teach regular classes at my studio in Grandtully and private classes for those new to yoga or with particular needs eg back issues or particular health problems. I also specialise in yoga for COPD and other breathing issues.
I have been teaching pre and postnatal yoga since 1996. I trained initially in South India and then with the active birth centre in London. In the late 90's I studied at the British Wheel of Yoga and then gained a diploma in baby yoga with Birthlight and then studied Yoga for the Special Child.
I've been teaching yoga for over 10 years and been taught from several different traditions. Rather than focusing on a specific yoga style, I encourage students to explore postures in ways that release tension, respect the body's natural movement patterns and allow the breath to stay comfortable.
I was introduced to Mindfulness in 2001 after completing a 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course. After a transformative week spent on a Mindfulness retreat on the Holy Isle on the west of Scotland in 2006. I began a regular mindfulness practice of my own. I gained a Diploma in Mindfulnes Studies from Aberdeen University and Samye Ling College in 2012 and I am a member of the Mindfulness Association. I trained as a mental Health nurse in 1992 and currently working in dementia research.
I have been holding classes in the area for more than 15 years. I began practising yoga and Vipassana meditation in San Francisco during the 1970's. My classes revolve around Hatha yoga for exercise. Plenty of advice is given to help achieve a rounded class for any ability. Alternative postures are suggested to give both the novice and experienced similar benefits from their practice. I recognize yoga is a personal challenge according to ability and goals, not a competitive environment in which to make comparison. My training in herbal medicine and Applied Kinesiolgy help to bring an understanding to the effects illness and injury may have on ability.
Faith is the facilitator of the Dalguise Meditation Group that runs on alternate Wednesdays, where beginners and experienced meditators are all welcome with no charge.