Yoga Training Centre is run Lesley Isaacson who has built up a vast experience in over 30 years’ yoga teaching.
Lesley’s own personal yoga journey has involved teacher training with the British Wheel of Yoga, extensive work over many years with a senior Iyengar teacher, as well as training, workshops and serious study with teachers trained in the Krishnamacharya tradition, both in the UK and India.
Her unique style is to fuse these disciplines together in an eclectic approach, so that students can work at their own personal border.
Lesley seeks to balance, in any one practice, asana contrasted with stillness both within the asana and in pranayama and meditation. She believes that a focussed, disciplined asana practice can be experienced, hand in hand, with mental stillness and subtlety of breath so that the student’s whole being is involved. Each practice aims to explore freedom within asana and freedom from asana. Lesley hopes to share with students the breadth and joy of yoga, through asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting and silence, as a tool for personal development and self transformation. She infuses her lessons with her joie de vivre, enthusiasm, sense of humour and consistent linking of “on the mat” yoga with “off the mat” daily life..
Lesley is a teacher trainer for the British Wheel of Yoga (www.bwy.org.uk), and is proud to have trained over 100 future yogis to keep alive the spirit of this ancient tradition.
Lesley has recently registered with Yoga Alliance US as a E-RYT 500 tutor, in recognition of her many years’ experience as a teacher and teacher trainer.
Lesley’s spiritual development has been nourished by the practice and teaching of homeopathy for over 20 years as well as Buddhist meditation. A deep-felt understanding of what constitutes true health and the relationship of the individual to the universal forms the bedrock of her yoga practice.
Lesley is a consistently placid but firm yoga teacher. She always keeps the class moving in a variety of ways, with time to explore our breathe and postures. I feel that I have made progress building my confidence and drawing on Lesley’s encouragement to extend myself. She demonstrates and explains the postures clearly, but only with the thought for students to follow rather than to demonstrate how agile and able she is. She is patient and can uplift as well as help a student to relax. I enjoy every lesson.
– Helen L Pinner