Yoga with Vikki
Yoga with Vikki
Chelmsford yoga teacher offering pregnancy, postnatal, mindful flow, restorative yoga group classes and private 1-2-1 sessions

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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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About Me

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.


 Testimonials

Yoga nidra... Guided by Vikki, in a voice that was part nursery school teacher, part hypnotist, exercises like “the scan”, where you focus on different parts of your body from the crown of your head to the tops on your toes, left me poleaxed, and a convert to more restorative forms of yoga.... On Saturday I felt wiped out but after a day of alternating mindful/nidra classes I slept for 10 hours and woke up to an unfamiliar sensation. It took me a moment or two to put my finger on it: I wasn’t tired. Not only was I not tired, I felt so energetic I considered going for a run, something I haven’t done for five years.
— Isobel Choat, The Guardian
Thank you so much for all you have done in the classes, the breathing in particular really helped as did the sessions with the balls, I don’t think I could ever have imagined giving birth with no pain relief – not even gas and air, before doing yoga and I still can’t quite believe I did it now! It wasn’t my intention that’s for sure!
— Sarah W
I just wanted to let you know how brilliant the c-section class was when I did it all those months ago (think I was in the first group you did). Whilst I probably didn’t continue with many of the exercises, I did the massage you showed us on the scar with bio oil almost every day since and it looks so good now. Much fainter and starting to not look pink at all in places.
— A postnatal mum
I want to thank you for all your advice throughout my pregnancy, not only did I enjoy the classes each week, I felt I learnt lots to help me cope in labour too! … Thank you again for sharing all your expert knowledge and advice and for giving me the confidence I needed to get through my labour.
— Verity
The midwife really couldn’t believe how I coped with just my breathing and relaxation and that was totally down to what I learnt with you so thank you so much! I’ve been raving about yoga to all my pregnant friends!
— Sarah P
Vikki’s classes are carefully planned to ensure that all students in the class progress at their own pace and all are challenged to improve their practice. Her restorative classes are gently stretching and offer a spiritual dimension to those who wish to embrace it
— Philomena