I opened my studio ‘The Yoga Hutch’ in 2006 and and since then it has been my practice, my centre and my life. I share this passion with everyone who comes through the door and open each day to a community of yogis who roll out their mats and share in the energy of our special space.
I am registered as a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.
Twenty years ago my yoga practice began with the structure and precision of Iyengar. Then, when a friend introduced me to Astanga, I immediately loved the dynamic energy and discipline it offers. Astanga unites the body and the mind in a physically demanding practise which enhances health and well-being, stamina, strength, flexibly and inner calm. With continued practice the system becomes more subtle and reveals a quieter place of mental clarity. It’s important to note however, that yoga is not something to be experience only after years of practice, but something everyone can benefit from now.
I trained and qualified at Union Yoga in Edinburgh, with Brian Cooper and Nawajyoti in 2005, and am certified with Yoga Alliance as a Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT).
I have also trained with David Swenson and have practiced with many more inspiring teachers both at home and abroad. These include (amongst others) my first teacher James Bradford. Gingi Lee, Matthew Sweeney, Paul Grilley, Liz Lark, Richard Freeman, Nancy Gilgoff, Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty. I have also practiced with Sri K. Pattabji Jois and Sharat in London. I am grateful for the immense knowledge of Donna Farhi and amazing spirit and generosity of my time learning with John Scott.
Having also completed a pregnancy yoga teacher training course, with Nadia Narain (a student of Gurumukh), the joy, openness and empowerment that the discipline of yoga offers us at any stage of life is a passion I love to share. I offer mentoring and support to new teachers and have been involved with teacher training at the Classical School of Yoga with June Mitchell.
I travel regularly and am eternally a student of yoga. My current inspiration comes form my amazing sangha practice community, and my more recent studies with Manju Jois – Second Series teacher training, Kia Naddermeir – In-Depth Development Training in Paris and Gregor Maehle – Pranayama and Yoga Sutra training. I assist Scott Johnson weekly in the Stillpoint practice space at London bridge and here, ‘bridge’ that space between student and teacher and continue to be inspired by Scott’s sensitivity and the expansiveness of the Astanga practice.
The Yoga Hutch has grown into a community of shared energy and focus. It delights me every day to offer a place to find the full potential of our body, mind, individual spirit, essential truth and consciousness.
Sarah owns, manages, mentors and teaches at The Yoga Hutch.
My story so far -Since falling in love with music at an early age, I wanted to be a live sound engineer. In my 20s I made that a reality, and I’ve been touring worldwide as a professional sound engineer with high-profile bands since 1995. Along the way I also fell in love with yoga, and after several years of practice I travelled to Bali to train as a teacher (YTT500), so that I could share yoga’s life-changing magic with others.
Since then I have also qualified as a Yoga Therapist after training for 2 years at Yogacampus in London – I am accredited by the British Council for Yoga Therapy and a registered therapist with Yoga Australia. My music clients include Anastacia, Take That, Westlife, Kylie Minogue, A-ha, Muse and Natalie Imbruglia, and each year I run sound on the Pyramid Stage at the world’s largest festival, Glastonbury.
I am also a published writer – I contribute to Australian Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Om magazine, Adventureyogi.com, The Stage and Soundgirls.org.
When I’m on the road with bands, I teach yoga and meditation to the artists and musicians I tour with. Between tours I lead workshops and retreats, and I see private clients for yoga therapy. In my Yoga Therapy workshops you can expect therapeutic yoga practices – a blend of slow Hatha, restorative yoga and meditation along with education and practical tools to help you with whatever issue we are addressing. I also teach ‘juicy’ Vinyasa workshops, and these are rich with music, yoga philosophy, intention, symbolism and inspiration. I run retreats internationally a couple of times a year, usually in conjunction with another teacher, and these are a great opportunity to explore new places whilst getting to know yoga – and yourself! – better.
Originally from England, I am now based in the Sunshine Coast region of Australia. The unconventional and nomadic nature of my life means that I’ve learnt to get creative with my yoga practice, and it’s made every aspect of my life easier. My passion is helping you to develop a ‘yoga toolkit’, to navigate your life’s journey with comfort and ease.
Becky teaches our Slow flow and meditation on Friday mornings and Restorative and Yoga Nidra on Sunday evenings. She also hosts our ‘at-home’ yoga retreats on the first Sunday of each month with Sarah.