About me

TolasanaI’m Alyson Tyler and I started attending yoga classes in 1991. I qualified as a yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (tutor Richard Adamo) and have been teaching yoga since 2008.

In 2017 I qualified as a sports massage therapist – see the massage tab for more information about the relaxation and remedial massages I offer.

My general style of yoga teaching is Hatha yoga in that there is asana, pranayama and meditation. However, I don’t hold with rigid conformity and believe each person is the best teacher for themselves in terms of understanding their own body, particularly when it comes to the ‘shapes’ or postures. The ethos of my classes is to seek the unity of the breath, the mind, the body, and your ‘self’.

My yoga background is in Hatha yoga and all its sub variants. For 10 years I practised Ashtanga yoga with Richard Adamo. I regularly attend yoga workshops and retreats with a variety of different teachers and backgrounds and currently am most influenced by Jivamukti yoga and also Peter Blackaby‘s approach. Even though that may seem quite diverse, I like the freedom both give, in their different ways.

I have attended several Jivamukti yoga retreats with Andrea Kwiatkowski as well as Jivamukti yoga immersions with Gabriela Bozic & Yogeswari and with Emma Henry & Andrea Kwiatkowski.

I have also attended workshops with Finlay Wilson (aka Kilted Yoga), Peter Blackaby (several times), David Sye (several times), Lisa McRory, Liz Lark, Billy Doyle, John Scott, Granville Cousins, Bill Wood, Antonia Boyle, Anna Semlyen (back care), Philip XerriDru Yoga, and been on retreats to Mandala Yoga Ashram, Taraloka, the SRMHC, and in Italy with Walter Ruta. I have undertaken pregnancy and post-natal yoga training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.

In August 2018 I moved to Dumfries, south west Scotland, after living in Wales for 20 years. Scotland is the land of my birth and I’m very glad to be back home.

Alyson in Vrksasana


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