As long as you can breathe, you can practice yoga
Hello! I'm Roisin. I'm a yoga teacher based in Winchmore Hill, North London. Here’s a bit about me:
My teaching style is based on Vinyasa Flow Yoga, which means movement with breath. My classes are breath focused, and combine freedom of movement with alignment and stability.
My areas of specialist interest are women’s health (primarily around fertility, pregnancy and post natal recovery). I am also very passionate about breath, and spend a lot of time learning and researching the benefits of breath within yoga.
I have been practicing yoga for about 7 years, and decided to train to become a teacher after realising the profound impact yoga has on my life. I completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga London in 2015, and went on to further my education by qualifying as a pregnancy and post natal teacher. I have spent a lot of time developing my knowledge on various training courses, retreats and workshops, and the more I learn, the more I love what the world of yoga has to offer.
My career before this was in media and advertising, where I worked as a planning director. It is a fast-paced and exciting industry and I learned a lot about business, people, communication. This chapter of my life demonstrated the importance of wellbeing to me. We live in a world that moves very quickly; making space, even minutes, in the day to be still, breathe and become aware of ourselves can have a profound impact on our health.
Since having a baby, I have again been awoken to the importance of self care. We all need time and space to re-energise, to rest, and breathe, so we can flourish.
Let me be clear - anyone can practice yoga.
I focus on creating an inclusive space in my classes. There's no judgement. Everyone has their own stuff going on, their own reason to come to the mat.
I've taught young people, older people, men and women. People who can't touch their toes, people who can get their leg behind their head. I have had students about to go into labour, and students with chronic pain or illness. People who have had a full day at the office and need some space to breathe. Women who are new to motherhood and are desperate for some time to stretch their tired bodies. Men recovering from injury. People who laugh, people who cry, people who have never been to a yoga class before and have no idea what to expect. And people who just fancy a bit of yoga.
My role is to provide students a space to breathe, find calm, and let go. And more often than not, everyone leaves feeling better than when they arrived.