Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness to Balance your Mind and Body
Kerrie is passionate about yoga and its effects on wellbeing. For years she has believed it makes you and those around you happier! Yoga is far more than a work-out, it is a way of life and a journey of self-discovery.
Whether in a busy class or in a private lesson, Kerrie's aim is to enable everyone to feel the practice is just perfect for them in that moment.......leaving students feeling amazing!
I believe in living a life full of joy and gratitude and free of judgement. These feelings guide my teaching and practice, which is focused on nurturing students to help them better connect to themselves and to bring about a sense of balance and peace.
I have been practicing meditation since a young girl influenced by my mother and later as an adult practicing yoga asana too, with many brilliant teachers. My initial Yoga teacher training was with Daizan Roshi, a Zen Master and monk and a teacher of Zen Yoga (a Japanese style of Hatha Yoga). He studied with the forefather of Ashtanga Yoga, Sri Pattabhi Jois in India. This Zen focus means mindfulness is at the heart of my practice, developing focus, awareness and suppleness on all levels. Training was immersive; away from modern life and the outside world. Starting each day at sunrise and finishing after dark, it was intense, inspirational and totally life changing. Training covered alignment, asana, meditation, breath-work, anatomy, philosophy and Zen.
Deepening my knowledge, I've trained in:
~ Zen yoga ~ Pregnancy and Baby Yoga ~ Yoga Nidra ~ Yin Yoga (including with the amazing Bernie Clark!) ~ Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Care, aligned to the British Society of Integrative Oncology ~ Science and Application of Breathing Practices ~ Strong throughout Menopause ~ Restorative Yoga ~ Somatic Movement ~ Inclusivity for Yoga Teachers Workshop.
Additionally, I have completed advanced teacher training, over a number of years, including; the art of sequencing, of adjustments and the subtle body including; Chakras, Bandhas and Prana. I have 1200 hours of professional training. All are the highest quality, taught by the best teaches, scientists, therapists and neuroscientists and are Yoga Alliance certified. I also have over 4000 hours teaching experience and am registered with the professional governing body, Yoga Alliance, as a senior designated experienced teacher.
I have also had the privilege of staying at Plum Village in France to practice and study Zen and Mindfulness under the teachings of world renowned Zen Master and global peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. An absolutely incredible experience and such beautiful teachings, that I continue to share with anyone that will listen!
My other life passion is travel and I have been lucky enough to have spent time exploring India, Japan, Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, Hawaii, Malaysia, Mexico, Canada, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Europe and many other beautiful places. I bring together and share my experiences of yoga from those places too.
Did you know.....? I am also qualified in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy with additional training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I have also trained directly with the prestigious Elliot Connie for Trauma specific SFBT.
In 2023 I returned to university and started a MSc in Mindfulness Based Wellbeing. Bringing together again my love of formal study, science and research with my love of yoga and mindfulness is a dream come true!
In private sessions I bring all of this together to offer a truly bespoke, effective and nourishing experience.
"Words fail to convey the total value of yoga.
It has to be experienced."