Sharon IaconoI have been practicing yoga for 20 years now with lots of amazing teachers around Edinburgh. My general practice is based around Ashtanga, and I spent many years under the wonderful tutoring of Rowena Warren (now Morris) at The Yoga Room. Recently, I been trying lots of different styles and teachers to compliment my practice and broaden my yoga knowledge.

Only recently have I finally taken the step to become a yoga teacher, following my dream.

Trained with the Classical Yoga School (CYS) in Perth, I have gained a 200 hour certificate mainly specialising in Ashtanga Yoga, however during this course, we have also had workshops on the teachings of Sivananda, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow, T’ai Chi and Shiatsu as well as teachings on the Philosophy of Yoga. Pranayama and the Chakras.

More recently, I have embarked on a new journey in Yoga, studying towards my 300 hour advanced certificate with Chi Therapeutics based in Finland. This will be covering the more therapeutic side of yoga including Yin, yoga therapy and acupressure. So far, I have completed 50 hours of this training with further modules throughout the year. This covered the main postures and teachings of the Yin practice.

As I am very active and also a keen cyclist and spinning instructor, I have a great interest in teaching yoga to people who do sports as I believe that yoga is a really good complimentary practice for every activity that puts pressure on the muscles, fascia and joints. My classes are generally a mix of yoga styles dependant on the class, but they will involve building strength, flexibility and stretching those overused muscles and fascia. I especially love teaching beginners as I really find it is so important to start from the basics and build a strong foundation in your practice. I will now also build some Yin classes into my schedule which again are especially good for those with injuries or people who do sports.

Hope to see you on the mat!

Namaste, Sharon

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