“Raziya has been involved with yoga for many years having started a personal practice at the age of 17 years. A gap year living and travelling in India gave her the opportunity to learn yoga in ashrams practising in a very traditional way and at its very source.
As an experienced Massage Practitioner, trained in London and Hawaii, she began to recognise that yoga could help the various problems her clients were presenting. This led Raziya to begin her yoga teacher training in 2000.
The 2-year Hatha yoga-teaching diploma was based on the principles of Vanda Scaravelli. She had also spent 6 years learning The Alexander Technique following many years of back pain. Raziya draws inspiration from both methods and has developed her style of teaching to encompass and reflect some these principles.
Raziya’s classes are relaxed, friendly and supportive. She teaches yoga in a gentle and intelligent way, encouraging the art of a mindful practise, awareness of the body and mind, developing strength, stamina and flexibility, all whilst creating an inner stillness and outer calm. We do not just do yoga – over time we open to yoga allowing the wonderful benefits to infiltrate all aspects of our lives.
Now with over 40 years of yoga practice, 18 years of yoga teaching experience, a Bachelors Degree and a Post Graduate certificate in Education, Raziya understands the psychology of teaching and learning. She uses her combined experiences to teach classes and workshops, one to one sessions and yoga retreats to suit all ages and abilities practising asana, pranayama, meditation, mindfulness and basic Sanskrit chanting.”