Alice Chapman, BA, DipYE

In 2005 I attended a ten day Vipassana meditation retreat in India and it had a profound affect on my life.

I continued my meditation practice and came to yoga in 2006 to balance the body as well as the mind. I have been teaching groups and individuals internationally since 2008 in the traditional Indian Hatha style, incorporating an extensive knowledge of posture, breathing, meditation and cleansing techniques.

Recently I have been exploring the use of Yoga as Therapy, qualifying as a pregnancy yoga instructor and Yoga therapist.
 
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In March 2008 I completed my yoga teacher training at Yoga Vidya Gurukul  in Maharastra, India under the expert guidance of Ghandar Mandlik and his tutors. Since then my practice and passion for yoga has flourished. I have continued to study with a range of teachers, but found that personal practice has been the key to deeper understanding and application of yoga.

In January 2009 I returned to Yoga Vidya Gurukul to complete the Advanced course diploma in Yogic studies. I went on from there to practice and study with a number of teachers in India, including Bharath Shetty a student of both BKS Iyengar and Sri Pattabhi Jois, Akilesh Bramachari who teaches Iyengar yoga, Vijay Amar of the Ashtanga Vinyasa school and Mr Chidananda at the renowned Mysore Mandala Shala. On returning to the UK, I quit my job, took up teaching yoga full time and haven't looked back since.

I assisted with a teacher training programme at Yoga Vidya Gurukul in 2009, am a member of the Independent Yoga Network, and have taught and run workshops at Santosha and Festinho Festival. I also teach on the Devon School of Yoga foundation programme. 

Continuing the independent study of Yoga, I have gained experience in various styles both in India and the UK including: Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Bikram, Jivamukti, Sivananda, Kundalini, Yin and Yang, Restorative and African yoga. I offer my deepest thanks to all the teachers who have taken the time to share their wisdom and all the students who have taught me so much.

Apart from private, skype and corporate clients (Unicef UK) I have also taught for the GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited), Fitness First and Parkwood leisure at various leisure centres across London and the South West. Please see the classes page for more info or to find a class near you.