Elevate Yoga Scotland is one woman enterprise based in Scotland. (Named EYS due to the other Elevate Yoga's in Canada once the name was chosen!) EYS was launched in 2018 after 2 years of building up a busy and popular Friday night Yoga classes at Live Active Blairgowrie after moving to Perth in 2016 from the Highlands via Glasgow and qualifying as a Yoga Teacher in Dublin that year.
Since 2016 I have attended ongoing CPD with Seasonal Yoga Academy Glasgow, Edinburgh Community Yoga Outreach, Imran Hashmat Yoga and Yoga Tree Stirling and during lockdown with DubYin Yoga and Bhakti Centre New York. I have also been part of a Meditation group since moving to Perth in 2016 as well being qualified in this with my YTTC - I am always learning!
I believe yoga can benefit everyone!
physically via toning, conditioning, creating muscle, strength, alleviating injury, improving mobility, balance and flexibility.
improving our respiratory system, digestive organs, skeletal system, immune system, pelvic floor and all internal systems.
alleviating depression, stress, anxiety and mental wellness.
Depression and anxiety are both things I've experienced over the years and this lies at the heart of my love for yoga and how I can help others. When studying, living and working in Glasgow in my 20s and 30s, I relied on weekly yoga via an amazing teacher in a local affordable class in a local leisure centre and from time to time via yoga and meditation in Glasgow Buddhist Centre and saving up for retreats, usually cheaply. It was the one time in the week I knew I'd be on a mat and would feel connected to my body and it kept me grounded, calm and real whether I understood this at the time or not. I also did dance classes with The Dance House and Pilates with Vanessa Smith but it was yoga I always came back to time and time again for body AND mind.
We can connect our bodies with our minds through yoga practise which is a great starting point to improving our own health and outlook. Learning and practising yoga can help find peace, calm and an anchor in the storm, whether this be the chaotic world we live in or our own internal chat.
I am fully qualified in Hatha Yoga and I trained in Ireland to allow me to study an immersive course over 5-6 weeks of the summer break due to my 'day job' in education. This was with The Crown Centre in Ranelagh, Dublin in 2016. They are affiliated by Yoga Alliance, were established in 1996 and continue to be highly regarded and sought after in Ireland, UK and internationally as professional teacher trainers. In 2019 they rebranded as Yago Yoga and you can find out more about them by clicking on this link.
My qualification allows me to teach Yoga, Pranayama (breath), Asanas (postures), Meditation, Yoga Nidra (relaxation) and includes Anatomy and Physiology. Flow and Restorative Yoga were also part of my training and I include these in my classes and workshops. I am fully insured via Balens Insurance who are specialist insurers for health professionals.
Thank you for visiting and I hope to meet you in a class or workshop one day soon! And to my existing clients or anyone who has ever attended an Elevate Yoga class, course or workshop,, online or in person or the clients, friends and family who have supported me in any way, Namaste!