“My yoga practice has been unfolding since 2002; while studying Fine Art at University, I became intrigued by the state of consciousness the mind can reach when utterly absorbed in an activity; such as painting, drawing or performance art. This led me to meditation as a discipline for the mind. Asana soon followed to work with the body.

When I moved to London in 2005, I studied the British Wheel of Yoga Foundation and went on to train for 2.5 years on the BWY Teachers Diploma (500 hours accreditation) in the Viniyoga tradition with Dave Charlton, qualifying as a Teacher in 2009. Viniyoga translates as “right application”; a meditative practice, which involves both dynamic and static work with great emphasis on the breath.

I attend regular sessions with my teachers, continuing my professional development through classes, one to ones, workshops, intensives and personal retreats. Since qualifying I have trained in a variety of traditions, such as Yin Yoga, including 2 years where I was assistant to the UK’s leading Yin Yoga teacher, Norman Blair, including covering his classes. My Viniyoga background serves as a firm foundation to my approach whatever style I am teaching. Other key teachers who have been a big influence are Angelika Grohmann and Lisa Kayley-Isley. There have been more along the way. My practice as an Artist also has an influence on my teaching as do my personal life experiences, and in the end all crosses over and all can be Yoga. There is the heart, the inner teacher of course.

My aim is to share the teachings of Yoga in a way that respects the yoga tradition with integrity and authenticity, as well as teaching what I genuinely connect to and practice myself through my own learning and enquiry. I wish to share tools and techniques in order for students to develop their own practice too, and to be present with what is happening for them in the moment.

I am a dedicated and passionate practitioner and am certain I will be a life long student of yoga, deepening this relationship further over time. It never stops.

I aim to respond to the individual student, working with them according to where they are. It is the student who is doing the work. I encourage and assist, where I can, in the process. It is an utterly unique journey for every student. I am currently based in Worthing, West Sussex.”

HOME        MARTINA        SCHEDULE        ONE-TO-ONE        WORK PLACE YOGA        PRICE LIST        GALLERY        READING        EVENTS       CONTACT