My name is Gayl
I am a qualified professional yoga teacher with Friends of Yoga http://www.friendsofyoga.co.uk/. I’ve been practicing yoga for 15 years and teaching for 5 years in local venues including Windsor Leisure Centre and Sunningdale Village Hall. During the pandemic moving all of my classes online via Zoom.
Yoga has been transformative in my life. 15 years’ ago I was a busy working mother and senior HR professional, quite frankly in the end, the stress of trying to be superwoman got to me, I was close to burn out.
An avid squash player, I used to try and discharge all of my excess energy – mental and physical on the court. That is when I found yoga and started to experience less of the highly charged endorphin highs and more of a sense of true inner peace and calm, something I was truly craving. I was desperate at that point to get more of that experience, to feel the sense of relief and ease that came at the end of class. I got curious about how it worked – what was it that made me feel that way? how could I develop my own yoga practice at home so I could experience this every single day. That is when I decided to become a teacher.
My passion is to help others to experience yoga in that way, going well beyond a “work out” on the mat and much more of a “work in” internalising the practices and philosophy help others live a happier and more holistic life. Quite simply, I love helping people to take yoga off the mat into their lives!
Trained to teach Hatha yoga, I weave in a wide range of different yoga traditions to my teaching, offering adaptations for students at different levels of practice and physical fitness.
This year I am completing my qualification in yoga therapy which has taken my teaching, my own practice, personal growth to a whole new level.
I live in Sunninghill and am married, with two grown up children, one in New York, the other in London and my other children – my three cats. In addition to teaching yoga, work as a coach in my sister business – In8Resources. For more information see in8resources.com.
Nature is my spiritual home, it’s where I spend time either walking or running. I love to be with my family, to spend time with friends, read novels and poetry.