BETHANY HALCROW

My first experience of yoga was in my local village hall. I was a teenager, and shocked to discover that all the local mums in their forties and fifties were far more flexible than me! Fast forward to my early twenties and I looked to mindfulness and yoga to help with some serious problems I was having with my health. I practiced regular hot yoga classes whilst living in Glasgow, but it was through discovering Ashtanga self-practice that I found a yoga style that truly met my needs.

I trained as a 200-hour yoga teacher with Avid Yogi in 2016 and in 2017-18 I travelled to London regularly to train in yoga therapy with the Minded Institute. My experiences working in care and support services for vulnerable people over a seven year period have led me to deeply value the holistic benefits that yoga and mindfulness bring. As well as Meadowlark Yoga studio and the Minded Institute, I am very grateful to the Mindfulness Association, whose teachings have benefitted me and my teaching beyond expectation.

I teach Ashtanga-based classes, vinyasa flow, restorative and beginners’ yoga to a wide variety of people, including homeless and vulnerably housed people, in partnership with the Salvation Army. I particularly enjoy leading classes for people aged 60+.

I love singing and I incorporate yogic chanting into my classes. My current passion is exploring the world of mindful compassion practices, as taught by the likes of psychologists Kristin Neff and Paul Gilbert.

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