Elaine Whittaker - Yoga and Mindfulness teacher. Sound Therapist, Reiki Practitioner and Wellbeing coach
I've been enjoying yoga myself for about 40 years and teaching for more than 10 years. I trained and qualified to teach with the British Wheel of Yoga - one of the most respected yoga schools, renowned for it's high standards. This training comprised of a Foundation Course for one year, and then a two year Teacher Training programme to gain my teaching Diploma (500 a hour course).
I love sharing my joy of yoga, meditation and mindfulness with others through my teaching. I have also continued my training and development, gaining additional qualifications in teaching older adults, yoga for back pain, pregnancy yoga, meditation and adapting exercise for antenatal and postnatal clients, and pilates. In addition I regularly attend study days to ensure my knowledge and skills are kept up to date. Plus, I have underaken additional training to qualify as a Reiki Practitioner and also as a Sound Therapist (training with both the Healing Sound Academy and the Northern School of Sound Smiths)
With qualifications in wellbeing, exercise and nutrition, complemented by training in stress management, change management, personal development, leadership, mindfulness and CBT, I am well placed to help you identify ways of changing perceptions and behaviours that are holding you back.
My background is in corporate leadership roles where I coached and developed teams. I draw on these skills, plus additional training in yoga, nutrition, exercise, CBT and mindfulness when I provide wellbeing coaching and training sessions.
Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame. BKS Iyengar
Sometimes the most important thing in the whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. Etty Hillesum
Elaine explains more about the benefits of yoga in this short video: