Norah Nelson (PhD) has over a decade of teaching experience in physical activity and health subjects, working with adults in further and higher education settings.
After completing a qualification in Massage Therapy (Institute of Physical Therapy and Applied Science, 2001) and an honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science (University of Limerick, 2002), Norah begin teaching massage and applied anatomy whilst undertaking her PhD (Dublin City University, 2007). Her research sought to understand and facilitate positive physical activity behavior among young people, and led to a lectureship at the University of Strathclyde (2007-2010) in physical activity for health. Norah subsequently taught sports massage and exercise therapies at the University of Derby (2010-2013) before moving to the South West to focus on family life.
Norah has been practising yoga since 2003 and has completed the 200 hour Teacher Training in Vinyasa Krama Yoga with Harmony Yoga Academy. Her yoga practice has been most influenced by Krishnamacharya’s tradition, which matches her values about sustainable, optimal health and wellbeing across the lifespan.
Norah is interested in helping yoga practitioners and teachers to understand the physical body in order to promote functional movement and holistic health.
Nora teaches the Anatomy and Physiology programmes on the Practitioner and Teacher Training Course.
Charles has been practising and studying yoga with senior teachers in the UK since 1995 and teaching since 2003. He trained as a teacher in the Viniyoga tradition with the AYS (Association for Yoga Studies) and is registered for teaching with the British Wheel of Yoga. More recently Charles has been studying and training in Vinyasa Krama Yoga through Harmony Yoga and directly with Srivatsa Ramaswami.
Charles teaches the Vinyasa Krama Yoga practice sessions on Module 12: Working in Harmony, part of our 200 hour teacher training and practitioner certificate course.
Helen is originally from Zimbabwe and practised yoga in Africa for over 30 years, leading classes in Malawi and then Uganda from 2003-2008. She moved to live in the UK, settling near Wells in Somerset, in 2010. Helen completed the Vinyasa Krama 200 Hour Teacher Training Course with Harmony Yoga in 2012 and has also studied directly with Srivatsa Ramaswami. She is also a qualified teacher in Geography and Mathematics.
Helen is passionate about sharing yoga with others as it has been such a constant thread in the fabric of her life. She enjoys and respects the authenticity of Vinyasa Krama Yoga and has several years of experience to bring to her classes and teaching. Her aim is to deliver a safe and calming yoga practice for all ages and stages in life.
Helen teaches Vinyasa Krama Yoga group classes in Wells.