My yoga journey started somewhere in the 90's with a passion to understand the how to break free from the conditioning of the mind and balance the functions of the body, what these past 25 years of dedicated study and practice has taught me can be summed up in the words of my teacher.
"Your thoughts, your actions and your feeling should always be in Union. If they are not integrated you will never reach the state of self realisation. A state of oneness". OP Tiwari
I have studied with the world's leading authorities in Yoga and my journey began with the Ashtanga Vinyasa method including studying in Mysore with Pattabhi Jois, I am now fortunate to be one of the few westerners to be a direct student of Sri OP Tiwari, one of the few remaining Yogic Masters and sources on authentic teachings of the science and philosophy of Hatha Yoga and Pranayama in the world today. I have spent the last 19 years under the guidance of my first yoga teacher Paul Dallaghan assisting him on his world renowned teacher trainings in Thailand.
Yoga transformed my life when, as University Lecturer/Designer, I had observed its significant effects on my creative ability and levels of stress, this inspired me to become a Yoga teacher but what my teacher training taught me back in 2006 was how little I knew, so I decided to delve deeper and these past fourteen years have involved annual trips to Thailand and India going deeper into my understanding of Asana, Pranayama and Mantra Recitation, Philosophy and meditative techniques gaining over 1000 hours of YA Trainings but more importantly giving me a much better understanding of myself.
Leading this teacher training will now give me an opportunity to pass on the science, philosophy and wisdom that my teachers have shared. I feel very blessed to have teachers whose knowledge, love and direction has given me a deep insight into classical Yoga and it’s approach to overcoming the limitations of the mind. I am first and foremost a dedicated student of Yoga with the aim of facilitating students on their journey, allowing each person to practice to their own level and reach their full potential. I aim to make learning fun, as my teachers will say, with sincerity not seriousness.
Yoga has helped me to be more accepting of myself and accepting of this moment moving effortlessly through the obstacles on and off the mat. In this way it becomes a vehicle for transformation a tool for change. Evolving the planet begins with ourselves.
"The quality of teaching on the Evolve Yoga Teacher Training course is outstanding! Honoured to be training with such excellent/ experienced /inspirational teachers. I feel very blessed to be learning from
Vicki Shields such an inspirational teacher who is able to share her gift, knowledge and experience with her students in such a humbling way. This yoga teacher training course is awesome and life changing. I’m so grateful I was guided to this course. "
LAURA SUTTON 2019