About Me

About Me

I have been practicing yoga since I was a child, growing up with a Mum who first practiced yoga and then studied to become a yoga teacher, she has taught Yoga for almost 40 years in Sale. I have always been interested in health and fitness and always incorporated yoga postures in my exercise regime, but became more interested in all aspects of yoga including the history and yogic philosophy after the birth of my first son in 2005. I took him to Mother and Baby yoga classes and began to fully understand all the benefits of yoga – not just the physical.

I then decided to train to become a yoga teacher just like my Mum and qualified as a Hatha Yoga Instructor in 2007 – then going on to complete several more courses to deepen my knowledge.

Teacher Training & On-going Career Development Courses (all certificates are available on request):

Yoga Teacher Training

Hatha Yoga Teacher – British School of Yoga

Pre and post natal yoga – British School of Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga (done only to deepen my knowledge as an Ashtanga practitioner, I am not an Ashtanga teacher) – British School of Yoga

Children’s Yoga – British School of Yoga

Cosmic Kids Yoga Teacher Training

Further Training

Level 3 on Register of Exercise Professionals

Yoga Therapy Level 3 – British School of Yoga

Advanced Yoga Teacher – British School of Yoga

Core Strength Vinyasa, Rock-star Yoga Teacher Training, The Revolution Yoga Anatomy Teacher Training, Total Transformation Teacher Training(Anatomy & Flow), The Journey – Sadie Nardini

Yoga as Meditation – Swami Jnaneshvara

Blending Yoga, Vedanta and Tantra – Swami Jnaneshvara

Born to Fly – Yoga, Kirtan & Philosophy(Bhagavad Gita) – Rhagunath Cappo

A course in Buddhism – The Great Courses

First Aid for Adults & Children

Breathing Made Easy – Dr Randy Patterson

Yin Yoga to Heal & Restore – Kassandra Reinhardt

Yin Yoga Intensive – Jackie Quayle

Yoga Teacher Toolbox, Corrections & Adjustments – Kristen Porter

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Online Academies

NLP Course – Auspicium

Neuroscience for Personal Development – Gregory Caremans

Neuroscience for Parents – Gregory Caremans.

Yoga Psychology – Melissa Scott.

Stress Management Course – Gregory Caremans

Living Your Yoga, Teaching Yoga – Judith Hansen Lasater & Lizzie Lasater

Sound Therapy Diploma – Centre of Excellence

Singing Bowls for Yoga Teachers  (2 day intensive) – Szilvia Gardian

Tibetan Kum Nye Yoga – Level One – Dharma Publishing

Hypnotherapy and Trance – Complete Certification – Kain Ramsay

Anatomy Training

Human Anatomy – EdX course via Harvard University

Yoga & The New Anatomy: Myofascial Dynamics for the Yoga Practitioner – Tom Myers

1 Year Study of ‘Yoga Functional Anatomy’

Yoga for Spine & Neck Health – Lucas Rockwood

I Love Anatomy – Susi Hateley

Yoga Biomechanics & Anatomy – Jules Mitchell

I have attended many workshops, several with International Ashtanga teacher Kino MacGregor, Claire Missingham and David Sye of Yogabeats.  I regularly attend yoga workshops locally with all the amazing yoga teachers in the North West, drawing on many different styles of yoga in order to enhance my own teaching style.

In 2014 I furthered my studies of pranayama with Pranayama Master Sri O.P. Tiwari when he was visiting the UK from India, this was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the breathing practices of yoga.

In 2015 I completed courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and NLP which I hope will enhance my yoga teaching especially when working one to one with students in a therapeutic way tackling issues such as anxiety and stress related problems.  I have also been attuned to Reiki Master level and can work this into one to one yoga sessions if requested.

About Barbara

My Mum, Barbara Basketter, has been practicing yoga since 1976.  She attended many classes before deciding she wanted to pass on her yoga knowledge to others and become a yoga teacher –she studied Iyengar yoga for a year and then went on to study with The British School of Yoga qualifying as a yoga teacher in 1984, she also has a qualification in Stress Management.

Since then she has taught yoga to hundreds of yoga students in the Sale area, teaching her own private classes and also teaching in Health Clubs and Secondary schools. Currently she teaches two classes per week, during term time (see the Classes page) and still has a daily yoga practice herself.