Synergy Yoga & Therapy Centre
Fife's Holistic Care One-Stop-Shop
Shamanic Practitioner and Educator with the little red drum
Carol is trained in various Shamanic Traditions and is listed with Sandra Ingerman's Practitioners and Teachers on
Carol offers workshops in Shamanism, training in Medicine Wheel Studies and Professional Practitioner and Creativity programmes.
She offers individual sessions which may include soul and power retireval, extraction, compassionate depossession and psychopomp work.
Her website is www.thelittlereddrum.com
Morag became acutely aware of the influence of energy when she moved into the world of holistic health care over fifteen years ago. This led her to follow her heart and take several intensive trainings including Infinite Tai Chi & Meditation with Jason Chan in Edinburgh, Hypnotherapy with Vicki Watson in Perthshire and Visionary Craniosacral Work with Hugh Milne in Hamburg. More recently she has trained in Mindfulness Meditation with the Mindfulness Association at Samye Ling.
It is her passionate belief that our minds and emotions greatly influence our health, our sense of wellbeing and happiness, and that we owe it to ourselves to ‘bring awareness to our present moment experience’. As Jon Kabatt Zin (Mindfulness Meditation) explains, our present moment is the only moment we have in which to be truly alive!
She brings gentle humour and encouragement to her classes and workshops and is delighted to be able to share Mindfulness Meditation and the mindful movement of Infinite Tai Chi with others at Synergy.
YOGA WITH MARGARET HUME
I qualified as a yoga teacher in February 2004 with Ruth White who was one of the original teachers trained by BKS Iyengar initally in London, then in India. Ruth's precision in teaching and knowledge of the body is second to none and I will be eternally grateful for her in depth training. However, as with most teachers we are given the groundwork and over the years find our own way of teaching.
Being a yoga teacher involves continual learning and development therefore ongoing training is a necessity and again I thank all those teacher/trainers who have passed on their understanding of the postures to me.
As a teacher, my aim is to build confidence, body awareness, bring about strength and flexibility and to introduce an opportunity for students to find that quiet place in which they can rest in peace and stillness. Also to encourage balance, both internally and externally.
What you can be assured of is a teaching method that is rooted in compassion and understanding. All of us at some time will have issues or restrictions within our bodies that prevent us from doing some posture or other and I will then adapt/modify to suit the individual. I am not looking for the perfect posture, but for the student that moves into and out of the poses, with awareness and compassion.
In planning my classes, I often pick a theme (bodypart, breathing method, point of attention) and build my class around this. I will then open and prepare body for the poses to come, so that it becomes more about the journey (how we approach the movements) and not about the destination (final posture), thus making my classes suitable for beginners to join.
Maggie McKeen has enjoyed over 30 years experience of working with women in pregnancy and mothers and babies; as a midwife, health visitor and laterally as a teacher of yoga. She teaches Synergy's Yoga for Pregnancy & Birth classes and Mother & Baby Postnatal Yoga. Regular Birth Partner Preparation classes and privates sessions are also available. See the Pregnancy Services page for details.
She has a Dru yoga diploma and 500hr Yoga Teaching Diploma with the Anahata School of Yoga. Maggie is also a tutor with the Anahata School where she teaches anatomy & physiology and therapeutics, and teaches the Anahata School of Yoga Yoga for Pregnancy Teacher Training Module . She has undertaken two years yoga therapy study with The Yoga Biomedical Trust including the yoga for pregnancy module with Uma Dinsmore-Tully.
For 3 years she attended further education training in Germany on Pranayama & Meditation with Dr Shrikrishna Bushan, former head of the Yoga Therapy Centre at Kaivalyadham near Mumbai India. Maggie continues to Study with Dr Shrikrishna.
Maggie is also a Reiki Practitioner/Teacher with over 13 years experience and is a co-founder and Director of Synergy Yoga & Therapy Centre.
Sally Roach: Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher
I passionately believe that yoga can bring a sense of wholeness and aliveness to people of all ages and abilities. At Synergy I teach classes in beginners, intermediate and chair yoga, and also offer private yoga tuition.
After I qualified in 2001 I continued to explore a range of styles to enrich my understanding and experience of yoga. I have been a tutor with the Anahata School of Yoga and hold their 500 hour Teaching Diploma and Diploma in Yoga for Pregnancy & Birth.
Since 2009 I have been gaining deeper insights with regular teachings from Marc Woolford (Scaravelli-inspired yoga) whose emphasis is on the quality of movement. His approach of finding fluidity in strength, support and conflict-free movement leaves my body feeling more integrated. This has sharpened the clarity of my inner awareness and as a teacher it helps me to guide people to tune into their own 'felt-sense' of their body. This awareness allows them to make adjustments which bring a greater feeling of wholeness.
When I began working with mindfulness in 2010 I experienced a feeling of 'coming home'. I discovered how much I needed the self-acceptance that is an integral part of the practice. When I refrained from judging myself my mind was able to relax.
I trained in Mindfulness and Compassion at Samye Ling with Rob Nairn and the Mindfulness Association. Now I am delighted to be offering the 8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course at Synergy as well as infusing my yoga teaching with mindfulness and compassion.