09 Jul Aimee Stapleford
I joined my first yoga class when I was 15 and fell in love with the practice. Back then I had no injuries and found the physical asana/postures easy and effortless. As I went through my later teens I lost my connection to my practice and rediscovered my passion in Australia whilst living there.
After an accident, which resulted in lumbar spine injury, I was invited to a local class with a friend as a form of pain management. This lead me to my inspirational and deeply knowledgeable teacher Nicky Knoff. I felt instantly connected to my body again as a result and my strength, ROM (range of motion) and mood seemed to improve after every class. After 3 months my back pain, which had persisted for years disappeared and I was hooked!
I took my 200hr teacher training with Nicky in 2009 and continue to study with her today.
My teaching and love for the therapeutic effects of practice eventually lead me towards my Level 7 certificate through the Knoff Yoga System. It was at this point I decided to focus my attention towards yoga therapy and to deepen my knowledge. I studied with Duncan Hulin, gaining a post graduate diploma in Yoga Therapy through Devon School of Yoga in 2012. I am the founder of Synergy Yoga and now specialise in yoga therapy for mental health, women’s health, injury rehabilitation and back-care. I also hold a Level 3 counselling skills certificate, am a ROXY yoga and outdoor fitness ambassador and love to create and illustrate yoga inspired art in my spare time.
I teach a collective of alignment focused sequencing, incorporating flow and creativity and specialise in Restorative sequences designed to replenish mind, body and soul. Through a concoction of compassion and humility I encourage students to travel home to their bodies, to rest back into ‘being’ rather than the ‘doing’ of practice.