SAMANTHA LAVERY

Seasonal Yoga Teacher

Hi, I’m a certified teacher in Aerial Yoga, Qigong and Seasonal Yoga

In 20I6/2017 I completed 500 hours of Yoga training through the Seasonal Yoga Academy in Glasgow, certified through Yoga Alliance, which included training in Qigong. In March 2019 I completed the Aerial Steps Yoga teacher training program.

In 2011, my family and I moved to Sumatra, Indonesia. Until then my exercise of choice was running, but running in such a hot climate did not work for me. As an alternative exercise my friends introduced me to Ashtanga and Flow Yoga. Like many people I was drawn to Yoga for the physical aspect but it was the benefits to my emotional and mental wellness, where I found greater reward. This was the start of my love affair with Yoga.

After returning to live in the UK and once settled and adjusted back to normal life, I took the opportunity to train with the Seasonal Yoga Academy in Glasgow. In 2016, I completed my 200hr training and started teaching. While teaching I went on to complete the 300hr Advanced Seasonal training program. I’m interested in all aspects of Yoga and Qigong and the physical and mental benefits this practice can bring and I’m passionate about sharing this with others.

Aerial Yoga is a brilliant technique using a soft hammock to support the weight of the body; it’s a fun and playful way to practice yoga. We combine traditional yoga postures and postures that you may not ordinarily be able to attempt on a yoga mat. It helps for deeper stretches and greater flexibility and allows you to build core strength with ease. It’s so playful it leaves you feeling refreshed and relaxed. I love it and I’m excited to be able to share this practice with students at Taylored-fit Physio.

Qigong is part of Traditional Chines Medicine (TCM) and is a practice using the breath and gentle movement to balance mind, body and emotions.

As in nature, our bodies have their own innate intelligence and mechanism for internal balancing. In the teachings of TCM, each major organ resonates with a particular seasonal energy. Our own vital energy (Chi or Prana), flows through the meridians to each major organ. By practicing movements and meridian stretches, we can influence our vital energy and emotional state. The movements are slow and mindful and can leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed and calm. It’s a truly amazing practice, giving you the power to improve your own health and energy levels.

Other than Yoga, I love creating positive connections with people; I do this through teaching and volunteering; I enjoy giving something back to the community by volunteering at Kynren.

My Qigong class is Wednesday morning and Aerial Yoga classes are Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening. I look forward to seeing you on the mat or in a hammock soon.

GENERAL OPENING HOURS

MON

9am - 8.30pm

TUE

9am - 8.30pm

WED

9am - 8.30pm

THU

9am - 8.30pm

FRI

9am - 4pm

SAT

9am - 4pm