Victoria has been practising yoga for over 20 years and teaching it for 12. Highly qualified and experienced in all aspects of yoga - physical alignment, breathing, relaxation and meditation - Victoria’s own practice and teaching is an exploration of the connection between body, breath, mind and soul.
Throughout her yoga journey Victoria has practised many styles of yoga which have informed and influenced both her own practice and her teaching, most notably vinyasa yoga and restorative yoga. She loves the uplifting, dance-like yet meditative qualities of vinyasa yoga which she teaches in her Ealing yoga classes and Beginners courses in Pitshanger, West Ealing and Northfields. And she adores the nurturing and healing effects of restorative yoga, a much stiller, gentler practice, which she teaches in her Restorative Yoga Course in West Ealing. She combines these two very different types of yoga, vinyasa and restorative, in her unique and ever popular Energise & Restore Workshops. Victoria’s style, whilst light hearted and light handed, is an invitation to her students to deepen their connection to themselves on every level of their being. Using the breath as the foundation, her combination of posture work, relaxation and meditation helps students lead calmer, happier and more purposeful lives.
Victoria’s numerous yoga qualifications are all approved by the most respected and widely recognised governing bodies. Her initial training (BWY Dip 500 hours), which took two and a half years to complete with the British Wheel of Yoga, is considered to be one of the most extensive and thorough trainings available. Victoria is also an Anusara Elements teacher (RYT 200 hours), a Yoga Alliance qualification which she gained under internationally renowned teacher Bridget Woods Kramer. Committed to her own practice and to Continuing Professional Development, Victoria continues to attend regular teacher trainings, immersions, intensives and workshops with leaders in their chosen field. In 2016 she completed an eight month advanced training in Pranayama (breathing) and throughout 2017 is on advanced training in yoga nidra with the UK's and USA's leading teachers. She has trained with world famous teachers Max Strom (author of 'A Life worth Breathing'), Rod Stryker (author of 'The Four Desires') and Anodea Judith, world leader on chakras and author of 'Eastern Body Wester Mind'.
Victoria's other passions include food and cooking. She has been a vegetarian for 29 years and enjoys the grounding and meditative qualities of cooking. She has a lifelong interest in drama (plays, theatre and radio) and every year visits the Edinburgh Festival. She has a BA (Hons) Degree in English Literature and a Drama Foundation Diploma; she is a volunteer newsreader for the charity Ealing Talking Newspapers; was the voice of Kazakhstan Airlines in-flight announcements and has appeared in Time Out Theatre Critics Choice 'You Me Bum Bum Train' during its various runs.