I discovered yoga in my early 30’s at a time when the pressures of work, challenging relationships and my health were getting me down. Constantly feeling stressed and suffering with reoccurring lower back pain left me feeling exhausted.
My life started to change when I began practicing yoga.
Could this ancient practice give me the life balance I was looking for?
Stepping out of my busy life created space for me to connect with my body and clear the fog in my mind. Although still challenged by life’s ups and downs, my world became a lot calmer!
About 10 years ago I started to practice Dru Yoga. I found Dru to be powerful, yet gentle, giving me a deeper understanding of myself, empowering me to become the yoga teacher I am today.
I am passionate about the therapeutic and restorative benefits of Dru yoga for supporting our health and wellbeing. It gives me the tools to self-manage stress, maintain a healthy back and deal with life’s situations in a grounded way.
Dru Yoga should be available in every GP surgery.”– Dr Hilary Jones
Yoga has kept me anchored in my life ever since!
I have a deep appreciation for natural foods and the art of macrobiotic wholefood cooking and been inspired by chefs to use these cooking principles to keep me healthy all year round.
I value a lifestyle based on regular yoga practice, an organic wholefood diet (including a small amount of fish) and as much time as possible spent in nature to keep me feeling healthy, happy and vibrant!
I regularly attend seminars and workshops to further my personal and professional development. With a passion to help and support others I recently commenced a 2 year postgraduate course in Dru Yoga Therapy – I expect to complete this training in 2016.
I really enjoyed today's class and felt wonderfully energised for the rest of the day so I have to thank you for that. –Ina MacGilvray, student.
Qualifications and accreditations
I am fully qualified Dru Yoga Teacher (Dip DYTT) and a member of the Dru Professional Network (DPN). I successfully completed a 200 hour Dru Yoga Teacher Training Diploma and Dru Postgraduate Back Care Foundation Course and I am accredited by Yoga Alliance UK and the Independent Yoga Network. Visit the official Dru Yoga website here.
Through continuing professional development I regularly attend seminars and workshops to broaden my knowledge and expertise. I commenced a Postgraduate Dru Yoga Therapy course in May 2014, registered with The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
I believe that to be truly “well” and to feel that our life is in balance we need to focus on all aspects of our health and wellbeing.
If we are honest with ourselves then we probably all have something in our life we want to change or maybe even know we need to change. I know that changing lifestyle habits isn’t always easy and that it does take some work and commitment.
However, from my own personal experience I also know that the rewards more than justify the efforts as you begin to see yourself looking and feeling better and start to recognise the extra happiness, energy and vitality you are feeling in your life.
I work with women over 40 who:
- are tired of being tired, fed up of being fed up, or have just feel stressed or unhappy
- realise that if they don’t do something about their health and happiness in the short-term, they are setting themselves up for serious health problems in the long-term
- are motivated and prepared to do what it takes rather than looking for a quick fix that they know won’t last
- want to work with someone who will understand them and support them and whom they will listen and respect
Having done several different styles of yoga over a few years, with many different teachers, I find Karan's ability to make yoga enjoyable with what seems to be very little effort involved (Although this is not the case!) I can highly recommend Karan as a teacher...' –LH, Cheltenham student.
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