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About Me

 

I’m Alice. I’m a yoga teacher and a doctor (GP). I have had a personal yoga practice for eight years and initially trained as a teacher five years ago. 

 

Yoga has for me been a journey from the physical to something much deeper. It has allowed me to navigate a more loving and compassionate relationship with my body, this vessel that carries me through life. Through mind-body integration I have come to have a greater understand of the impact our lives and stories have on and in our bodies and our world.

 

Yoga has supported me in the transformation of self-esteem, self-belief and confidence. It has allowed me to begin to express who I truly am, separate from the stories I have about myself. It has taught me boundaries, helped me learn to feel my own body, and subsequently transformed the quality and integrity of my connections and relationships with others. 

 

On this journey into community and connection I have been supported by numerous teachers, therapists, friends, all of whom I am deeply grateful for. They have allowed me (and continue to allow me!) to believe in the capacity that I have for a remarkable life and the transformative power of leaning into and living with difficulty and challenge, something that is common to all of us.

 

I aspire to support others to learn, grow, connect and transform in the way I have had the privilege to do so. 

Qualifications

I initially trained in Hatha yoga (200hr) in Mysore, India in 2015, subsequently Vinyasa Flow (200hr, Bryce Yoga) in 2016. I am now training in Forrest Yoga (200hr, 2019-2020) due to the powerful nature of the practice and the benefits I have found from it personally. I have also done other training in Forrest Yoga (50hr CET, 2018), I am trained in Forrest Yoga Bodywork (100hr, 2017) and Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY, 20hr) in 2018. I continue to practice and train with my wonderful teachers and mentors. 

 

I graduated from the University of Edinburgh with my MD in 2011. My medical career has evolved over years of internal and emergency medicine to a focus on education and work in General Practice which allows more space for a holistic person-centred approach.