Nicola Walter, Teacher of Yoga, Mindfulness & Compassion, Somatic Movement
British Wheel of Yoga Teaching 500hr Diploma (Foundation Degree - Level 4)
Integrating Mindfulness and Compassion into Professional Practice CPCAB (Foundation Degree - Level 4)
British Wheel of Yoga postgraduate module teaching yoga nidra
Align Somatics' Exercise Coach Training Level 1
SWYA Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Award
Calm for Kids Teaching Yoga to Teenagers
Mindfulness for Children and Young People
Initially I came to yoga on one wet and windy afternoon when my school sports teacher decided to bring us into the warm and teach us a little yoga - lucky for me! That was my first taste of yoga, and the last for a few years, but the positive memories stayed with me.
It wasn't until I moved up to London and started working in the corporate world that I felt the need to reconnect with the essence of that which I had experienced in my very first class. It was then that my love of yoga was reignited attending regular classes. Several years later, having started a family, I took a break from my career in Marketing and found myself drawn more to yoga, for it provided an anchor. I soon enrolled on a teaching training course with the British Wheel of Yoga, the main reason being to deepen my understanding.
During my 4 years of study to become a British Wheel of Yoga teacher I hadn't quite appreciated just how much my choice of earlier studies had influenced me. For it was during my degree in Geography and Environmental Studies that I developed an appreciation of our connection with the natural world, and later, during my Business Masters, I found myself particularly interested in the human quality of empathy, and how this shapes our attitudes and behaviour in the workplace.
It was some years into teaching yoga that I became aware of the practices of mindfulness and how these practices could enhance and broaden my teaching and Somatic Movement Exercise, which I find blends beautifully with both yoga and mindfulness.