I would highly recommend Sonia’s Ayurveda course; a wonderful introduction to this vast and fascinating subject.
My name is Sonia. I teach the practical principles of Ayurveda and Yoga to yoga students and teachers and those who need to re-establish their connection to both the quiet space within and nature’s rhythms, two of our greatest healing remedies.
My love of Yoga was sparked in a Sanskrit lesson during my Ayurveda degree at the University of West London in our third year of training. Our teacher, Dr. Shastry, a gregarious, witty and joyous Sanskrit scholar born in the only town in India which has Sanskrit as it’s native language, served up the Bhagavada Gita to us line by line. Previously, I had only known Yoga as Warrior 1, 2, Downward dog and a few other poses and instructions before Savasana. Here, in a bland looking, cold university classroom, my relationship to the World around me changed thanks to a new interpretation of it, and, quite suddenly, I was looking at my life in a completely different light. As soon as I went to India to take my Ayurveda internship, I seized the opportunity to take my first Yoga teacher training in Nasik, India at Yoga Point. When I returned, I found another 200 hour teacher training in Seasonal Yoga as their course had a new style of working with natural elements (fire, water, earth, etc) and body-types and body conditions. For me, this was the start of weaving together my Ayurveda and Yoga training for my students. In the interim, I have taken Ayurvedic nutrition training, Ayurveda therapeutics certifications, Ayurveda for Women and Ayurveda diet and lifestyle certification in order to further develop these specialisms for Yoga classes and workshops. Since then, I have been teaching Ayurveda and Yoga together as an on and off the mat health practice for body and mind.
I am now lucky enough to have been working as a Yoga teacher for long enough to be considered a Senior Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance UK and a Yoga Elder with Independent Yoga Network.
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