Harmony Yoga Academy
Vinyasa Krama Yoga
200 Hour Teacher Training and Practitioner Certificate Course
Steve Brandon, IYN Yoga Elder.
Steve has been a student of Yoga in the tradition of Krishnamacharya for more than ten years. He has studied extensively with Ranju Roy and Srivatasa Ramaswami as well as attending workshops with T.K.V. Desikachar, A.G. & Indra Mohan and Peter Hersnack. He has completed teacher training courses with the British Wheel of Yoga, Viniyoga Britain and Srivatsa Ramaswami. More…
Ruth Gilmore PhD.
Ruth was a full-time lecturer at the Queen’s University of Belfast for many years, first in Physiology and then in Anatomy, until she took early retirement in order to devote more time to yoga. In 1996 she qualified as a yoga teacher with the Yoga Fellowship of Northern Ireland (the governing body of yoga in Northern Ireland), and has since acquired additional training and expertise in the use of yoga for medical conditions and pregnancy. She has completed the Viniyoga Britain Stage One and Stage Two training, and is much influenced in her practice by her experience with teachers from the lineage of Desikachar. From 2000 -2008 she taught in her own studio in Belfast, providing general classes and yoga therapy sessions. In 2008 Ruth and her husband moved to Surrey to be nearer to family, including a newly-arrived grandchild.
Ruth was responsible for both course planning and Anatomy and Physiology tuition on the Yoga Biomedical Trust’s Yoga Therapy Diploma course for 12 years, and is a Core Faculty member on its successor, the Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Diploma course. She has presented numerous educational and training courses on yoga, anatomy and medical topics in the UK, Republic of Ireland and elsewhere, and offers a wide variety of day and weekend workshops, including CPD days for the British Wheel of Yoga and other organisations. Ruth particularly enjoys sharing her unique combination of yoga and medical knowledge with other yoga teachers, so that they too can feel confident working with students in all circumstances.
From 2001 to 2010 Ruth wrote a popular monthly column called “Ask Ruth” in Yoga & Health, in which she answered queries about anatomy, physiology, medical conditions and yoga. She has published the articles as two volumes, “Ask Ruth” (2006) and “more Ask Ruth” (2010), as well contributing to a number of yoga books. She is the author of “Relieving Stress” in the Yoga for Living series (Dorling Kindersley, 2002), republished by DK in 2012 as “Yoga for a New You”.
Ruth teaches Module 5: Anatomy and Physiology
Sally Lever, MA(Oxon.), Dip.M, LCH Dip.
Sally is Harmony Yoga’s Associate Personal and Small Business Coach. She is a professionally trained life coach, specialising in sustainable living and sustainable business. For much of the last 18 years she has been self-employed, running her own small businesses in the fields of ethical marketing, education and training. Since 2004, she has been coaching complementary therapists and other owners of small, ethical businesses, helping them to realise their true vocations. She is experienced in ethical marketing, small business organisation and the Triple Bottom Line – business as a vehicle for environmental, social/personal and financial wellbeing.
Sally is a keen advocate of Yoga and Ayurveda and maintains a personal practice in both.
She teaches the Working in Harmony module – our guide to setting up and running a successful and ethical Yoga teaching business.
Coaching can be very beneficial to Yoga practitioners in order to support them in developing an enduring personal practice, completing teacher training, or establishing a Yoga teaching or therapy business. Contact Sally if you would like to discuss the possibilities for personal coaching.
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.