Vikki is a British Wheel of Yoga Accredited Yoga Teacher trained through the Yoga Academy and Birthlight offering pregnancy yoga, postnatal yoga, vinyasa flow, restorative and beginners yoga classes and workshops in Chelmsford and the surrounding areas as well as retreats worldwide. Vikki’s classes were voted the “best fitness class for parents in Essex” in both the 2015 and 2016 Essex Mums Awards.
Vikki also offers private and one-on-one therapeutic and restorative yoga classes as well as yoga for those affected by cancer.
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I first encountered yoga whilst at university, I knew very little about the subject but I liked the sense of calm that attending a class brought.
I continued to practice throughout both of my pregnancies, and feel that it was due to my practice that I had two relatively straightforward pregnancies and labours.
It was after this that I felt the desire to share the gift of Yoga with others, and embarked on a teacher training course with Simon Low at The Yoga Academy in 2009.
I am passionate about teaching pregnancy and postnatal yoga completed my pregnancy and postnatal teacher training to an advanced level with Francoise Freedman of Birthlight. I have also attended specialist courses in promoting a positive birth after C-section, to aid recovery after C-section as well as promoting a positive birth experience with subsequent pregnancies. Teaching pregnancy yoga enables me to share with others the benefits I myself experienced through my practice during my own pregnancies. I have also undergone specific training in yoga therapy for women’s health, which covers areas such as fertility, prolapse and menopause.
I have completed Total Yoga Nidra teacher training with renowned teachers Uma Dunsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli of The Yoga Nidra Network. Yoga nidra is a fantastic gift I feel fortunate to be able to share. This is a deep, guided relaxation method which is incredibly beneficial for insomnia, stress, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, or just as a relaxation method.
I have also studied with the ‘Queen of restorative yoga’, Judith Hanson Lasater to become a certified Rest & Renew® level 2 teacher, sharing the therapeutic aspects of restorative yoga.
Training has also been undertaken in yoga for those affected by cancer with Julie Friedreberger, which I currently offer on a 1-2-1 basis.
I am now undertaking a two year Yoga Therapy course to enable me to continue offering yoga as a healing tool to those with health conditions.
I believe strongly that yoga is for all, regardless of age or ability.