Janet McGregor (Founder)
I am passionate about Yoga and the health and self esteem benefits it can bring to everyone. I was certified as a yoga Teacher in 2002 by the Yoga Training and Therapy Centre.
Since then I have completed Advanced Training with leading teachers from The School of Body-Mind Centring including Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Lisa Peterson and Donna Farhi.
In 2012 I qualified as a certified Yoga Therapist which gave me the knowledge and experience to create bespoke programmes to help an individual with physical or mental health problems. Such a programme typically includes Yoga movement, breath work and meditation practices.
In 2015 I specialised in Yoga for Adults with Special Needs with the school of Special Yoga.
I really enjoy teaching weekly Yoga classes in my local community and taking specialised Workshops and weekend Retreats.
I have always been interested in the working of our minds, right back to my student days when I graduated with a BA Hons in Psychology.
I have been teaching Mindfulness and Meditation Courses and Workshops for over 7 years , privately and as Facilitator.
Recently I have been studying Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness and this has better equipped me to help those undergoing current or past trauma. Dealing with Trauma is increasingly significant in these difficult times.
I am particularly interested in Mindfulness for Children and have completed 2 Teacher Training courses with Youth Mindfulness to be able to deliver –
- The Soma programme for 12 – 21 years. Young people need to feel safe and free from judgement to explore mindfulness. This course is flexible and full of activities that are designed to foster interaction, connection and trust.
- Youth mindfulness Kids Teacher Training for 7 – 11 years. This course is filled with games, videos, and activities that make mindfulness interesting and inspiring.
I regularly visit the wonderful Mandala Yoga Ashram in Wales to study advanced meditation techniques. This is a very special place that embraces a fully mindful, healthy lifestyle and which I try to practice in my everyday life.