About me

TolasanaI’m Alyson Tyler and I started going to 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 info.

I regularly attend yoga workshops and retreats with a variety of different teachers and backgrounds because I love to learn new things and experience other teachers. For 10 years I practised Ashtanga yoga with Richard Adamo.

I am happy to have pregnant or post-natal women in the gentle class and have undertaken pregnancy and post-natal yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.

I have attended yoga and meditation retreats with Andrea Kwiatkowski and am inspired by her Jivamukti classes, restorative yoga, Yin yoga, meditation and her depth of experience. I have also attended a Jivamukti yoga immersion in London with Gabriela Bozic and Yogeswari.

I have also attended workshops with Peter Blackaby, David Sye, 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.

My general style of yoga teaching is Hatha yoga in that there are asanas and pranayama. However, I don’t hold with rigid conformity and bring in things from other disciplines and approaches where appropriate as long as the integrity of the yoga class is not compromised. For example, I include some pilates style exercises, general stretching exercises, a couple of Tai Chi moves and even a few moves from belly dancing. The ethos of the class remains true to yoga however: to seek the unity of the breath, the mind, the body, and your ‘self’.

I live in Aberystwyth, on the coast of west Wales (UK). I work full time and currently teach two yoga classes a week – for more information click on the ‘My classes‘ tab.

*First classes were with Hilary Thornburn, in Ludlow College, Shropshire. In a lovely full circle, Hilary was my Final Class Assessor during my BWY teacher training!

Alyson in Vrksasana

 

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