Synergy Yoga & Therapy Centre
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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
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.
I passionately believe that yoga can bring a sense of wholeness and aliveness to people of all ages and abilities. So as well as regular classes I teach Yoga for Seniors, Yoga for Pregnancy & Birth, Chair Yoga and I teach individuals. I also offer deeply relaxing Indian Head Massage.
In 1997 I had a chance encounter with a yoga teacher in Prague which gave me a glimpse that the true meaning of yoga is wholeness. I discovered that moving the body with awareness brought me into a quieter space where I began to experience what it is to feel well and balanced after the many years of ill health that had gone before. This spiritually healing journey continues to inspire my work.
I am now a tutor with the Anahata School of Yoga. Anahata means heart, and this is the place where I endeavour to teach from. I hold their 500 hour Teaching Diploma and Diploma in Yoga for Pregnancy & Birth . I have deepened my experience of yoga by studying a range of styles exploring the different energetic and therapeutic benefits for people of different ages and abilities. Since 2009 I have been gaining deeper insights with regular teachings from Marc Woolford (Scaravelli inspired yoga).
Growth, nurture and nourishment have been the main themes in my life and work for more than a decade. In the late nineties, as a community worker, I supported an intergenerational group as we grew together creating a community garden and eating the fruits of our labour. My own beloved vegetable garden roots me in the earth and the connects me to the rhythm of the seasons. My life is continually being enriched as I explore the practices of Mindfulness, Shamanism, 5 Rhythms Dance and SourceStar Healing.
In yoga, my core practice, I work with awareness and sensitivity to release tension through movement and postures. As I integrate my body and find the stability and lightness, the sense of wholeness, the yoga, emerges.