'Tewkesbury Yoga' was founded by Rachel Done who has worked and lived in the area for 27yrs.
My journey with yoga began some 20 yrs. ago as a means to finding ways to relax and unwind and help with the everyday stresses of being a busy working mother of two young boys.
Over the years my personal practice has helped me to understand that yoga was much more than relaxing or being really flexible, and was more about offering a means of support and stability both mentally and physically in this frantic fast paced world.
Having experienced yoga and its many benefits over the years with regular classes, workshops and retreats my passion for sharing this with others grew and I am now training in the ‘Art of Teaching Yoga’ with Sadhana Mala which is one of the UK’s most highly regarded Yoga Teacher Training Courses and affiliated by the Association of Yoga Studies.
I also work full-time at the local secondary school as Head of Personal Health and Social Education and the schools Well-Being Mentor. I have recently begun to introduce yoga and meditation to some of the older students as a way to manage the everyday stresses of being a teenager and the pressures they face approaching their GCSE and A levels and look forward to developing this work further. I see a genuine need to equip our young people with the resilience skills they need to survive in the 21st century.
During my work I have completed many course including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), NLP ( Nuro Linguistic Programming),Bereavement Counselling Skills, Psychodynamic Counselling Skills, Anxiety Management and Dealing with Intrusive Thoughts, Mindful Meditation and Mental Health First Aid.
I have a current First Aid certificate and am fully insured (certificates available on request).
I have a passion for good health & well-being with interests in diet & nutrition, meditation & mindfulness, exercise & aromatherapy and at the heart of this is my own regular yoga practice.
Teaching yoga is a joy and a privilege and I look forward to meeting you and helping you to discover the beauty of this ancient tradition.