Naomi lives in Bristol with her husband and two daughters. She started practicing Iyengar Yoga in 2009 when she was diagnosed with CFS/ME. Prior to that she was a runner, regularly doing 10ks and half marathons, but her illness meant that couldn’t run to the end of the road without pain and exhaustion setting in. The way that yoga created energy, rather than burnt it up was quite overwhelming for her. It was quite clear that yoga wasn’t just ‘exercise’ and she fell in love with it from the first class!
Now fully recovered from CFS/ME, She has completed 2 years of Introductory Iyengar Yoga training with Sheila Haswell here at Yogawest. She is fully qualified to Introductory level 2. She hopes to be able to help people whether it is to tone up, lose weight, find peace of mind or to recover from illness or injury.
Naomi also runs her own children’s music and singing company, JollyTots! Music and Singing Workshops, doing parent and child classes and birthday parties. Naomi enjoys the balance between the singing and the yoga.
Naomi says “I love how Iyengar Yoga is accessible to all; young or old. The Iyengar method, in particular, means that people of all flexibilities can come to class and may be offered more props to help with their alignment or for support in the pose. People think they can’t do yoga because they are not flexible, but yoga isn’t about that, it’s about building strength. If you have never tried yoga before, then I am looking forward to being your introduction to it!”
Naomi teaches at Yogawest on Wednesday evenings 6.30>7.45 (Beginners) and occasional Foundation courses on Wednesday evenings 20.00>21.00.