About Sally Davies
I am an experienced qualified yoga teacher. I started doing yoga in London 20 years ago, to combat the stress of living and working in London and to ease my stiff neck and shoulders from sitting at a computer all day. I soon noticed how amazing yoga made me feel and how it improved my health. I realised my stiff neck had gone and I was feeling calmer, stronger and taller (!)
My interest in yoga grew gradually until I spent 2 weeks on holiday at the Sivananda Ashram in India. This experience changed my life. I decided that I wanted yoga to be a big part of my life so I spent 6 months in India training to be a yoga teacher at the Vivekananda and Sivananda Ashrams. Training in yoga for pregnancy and postnatal yoga for mums and babies followed over the next few years.
I have now been teaching for 16 years. I teach in St George and East Bristol and Bishopston. I draw my influences from Ashtanga, Iyengar, Sivananda, Hatha, Satyananda yoga. I taught yoga full time for 6 years and now teach part-time. I love the spiritual
side of yoga and meditate every day.
I love doing the yoga and walking workshops: the extra time allows us to go deeper with the yoga using practices such as yoga nidra (a long guided relaxation) and visualisations. They are also a great way to meet lovely people and to get to know current students better.
My teaching style is gentle and suitable for all, including beginners. I focus on relaxation and meditation, using mudras (hand gestures), visualisations and guided relaxations to aid relaxation. My aim is for you to leave a class feeling relaxed but energised.
♥ 2000 Yoga Teacher Training – Vivekananda Ashram, Bangalore, India
Yoga Teacher Training – Sivananda Ashram, Kerala, India
1 mth Ashtanga Yoga training in Mysore
♥ 2002-3 Birthlight Diploma in Pre- and Postnatal Yoga
♥ 2005 British Wheel of Yoga, Postnatal Yoga Module with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli at Sitaram
♥ 2008 One year homeopathy foundation course
♥ 2010 Introduction to Counselling Certificate.
♥ 2015- Diploma in Counselling, UWE
I hold certificates in First Aid and anatomy and physiology and have done some training in homeopathy which has deepened my knowledge of the emotional links to our physical wellbeing. I am now training as a counsellor at the University of the West of England. I do voluntary work with the elderly through Linkage and I work on a helpline for women who self-harm.
“I loved coming to your yoga classes, I thought you had a wonderfully clear way of explaining and the classes were the perfect mix of calming exercises and focused, concentrated intensity . I thought that you have a really gentle and strong presence in the workshops and that you managed the groups really well.” Charlie Henry, 2012
“Your Yoga and Walking weekends are extremely relaxing and rejuvenating in a most beautiful part of the English countryside”. Ligia Farrow
“I have been doing yoga for about 2 years and have now been on 2 of Sally’s yoga weekends which are held in beautiful country surroundings in the Cotswolds. The weekends are very relaxing yet revitalising combining both yoga and walking. The best part of all is a very nice 45 or so minutes of relaxation which leaves you very chilled out – if not asleep! Sally and Lizzie are fantastic teachers and very professional. I have found the other people
attending the weekends to be friendly and it is nice to chat at the end of the day over a drink and evening meal”. Trudi Palmer
“It was the first time I’d done so much yoga and I really enjoyed it. The teaching was excellent and it made for a really nice weekend break – great countryside, fresh air, walking, good food and friendly people. The whole atmosphere of the weekend was friendly and relaxed.” Mark Whittaker
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
The mind is everything. What we think we become.”