Bridget started her professional career in the theatre, initially as a performer and subsequently as a promoter and producer. She has been practising yoga since discovering Anne Marie Zulkahari’s Scaravelli yoga classes back in the 1990s. In 2007, relinquishing her theatre PR business, Bridget decided to train as a teacher with Chloë Fremantle and Anne-Marie Zulkahari on the London Yoga Teacher Training Course (LYTTC), a two-year course fully accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga. She has been a regular member of the Clerkenwellbeing team since the Centre opened in 2013, teaching a weekly Monday evening class. She is also on the teaching faculty of the LYTTC and runs courses and CPD workshops at Clerkenwellbeing for the London Yoga Teacher Training Group (LYTTG). In 2011 she re-engaged with her love of theatre and now combines her teaching practice with a freelance theatre PR role at the Barbican Centre where she has been fortunate enough to work with amazing international theatre artists including Juliette Binoche and Cate Blanchett.
Bridget’s teaching is rooted in the tradition of Vanda Scaravelli and is centered round the relationship between gravity, breath and the spine. This tradition adapts the yoga postures to each individual physique in a grounded and hands-on exploration of the body’s natural movement patterns, working with gravity and the breath to release tension, free the spine and experience greater flexibility, strength and balance. Bridget believes that yoga can teach us how to inhabit the body more intelligently, how to be stable and yet adaptable and how to develop a greater awareness of our self and others. Practice becomes a personal inquiry, releasing our potential for integration and individual creativity both through the cultivation of movement and, paradoxically, the ability to be still.
Classes: Please book classes direct with Bridget: email@example.com or 07802 166 594
Autumn term /14 weeks: 10th September – 10th December 2018
A general yoga class, suitable for beginners as well as those with some previous experience of yoga. The class will build a foundation knowledge of the key yoga poses in both standing, sitting and lying down and we will explore some breathing variations and relaxation. Students will gain an understanding of how to work with the breath to apply the principles of ground, breathe and release in the asanas (postures). The class will focus on forward and backward bends, twisting and side-bending. Inverted postures will be introduced gradually.