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Iyengar Yoga Teacher's Profile

  • Laura Potts

  • Junior Intermediate level 3(2013), Junior Intermediate level 2(2010), Junior Intermediate level 1(2008), Introductory level 2(2005)
  • laurapotts@phonecoop.coop
  • 01904 634159
  • http://yogaforallyork.wordpress.com/
  • Laura first learned Iyengar yoga with Angela Farmer, one of Guruji’s early UK students, back in 1977. For a good while after that she had no access to an Iyengar teacher, but continued a daily practice using Light on Yoga, until learning with John Claxton and Lillian Biggs in the early 1990s. She started teacher training with Lillian in 1993. She has continued to develop her professional learning, and is currently certified Intermediate Junior level 3 (2013); she has visited RIMYI three times for a month’s attendance at classes.
    As a teacher in higher and further education for nearly thirty years, Laura has a practical and wide ranging experience in different pedagogical methods and approaches, and of working with students of all sorts of abilities. Her background in philosophy (BA Hons and PhD) and in health education (PG DipHEd) provide a strong foundation to her yoga teaching and understanding.
    She has a particular expertise in, and a commitment to, teaching students with mental health problems, and has taught in psychiatric hospitals for over twenty years, as well as classes for MIND, the WEA Mental Health Division, and an ongoing class supported by IYDF for community mental health service users. In 2007 she contributed extensively to a review published by the Prince’s Foundation for Integrated Health on yoga for mental health, and has published other articles on the topic too. For eight years she taught yoga to medical students, helping them to establish their own practice, and academically requiring them to research the health benefits of Iyengar yoga. In 2017, she begins to study the Therapeutics course with Stephanie Quirk.
    Her yoga teaching is grounded in a deep love, understanding and appreciation of Iyengar yoga as lived experience. The fundamental principles of yama and niyama resonate through her teaching, her social and political engagement and way of living.

My Classes

Class Information

Yoga for All - introductory level

Teacher's Name: Laura Potts

Day of the week: Monday

Time: 18:00

Duration: 75 minutes

Description: A class for those new to yoga, or new to the Iyengar tradition, introducing basic classic postures - standing, seated, back and forward bends, twists and supported inversions - in a warm and light room with a lovely wooden floor. Women and men of all ages (from 16 to 70) attend this class. Yoga equipment and props provided if you don't have your own yet.

Cost: Termly fee payable; £8 per taster or drop-in class if space is available; concessions available for those on state benefits.

Address: Clements Hall, Nunthorpe road, York, YO23 !BW[YO23 1BW]

Contact Number: 07962 590472

Contact Email: laurapotts@phonecoop.coop

Website URL: http://www.yogaforallyork.wordpress.com

Yoga for All - general level

Teacher's Name: Laura Potts

Day of the week: Wednesday

Time: 18:00

Duration: 90 minutes

Description: This class develops the practice begun in Introductory level classes, consolidating the learning and familiarity with a range of classical asanas, and introducing regular pranayma practice and some Junior Intermediate level asanas. Women and men of all ages attend and new students are welcome. You must have regularly attended at least a year of Introductory Iyengar yoga classes to attend this class.

Cost: Termly fee payable; £9 for a taster or drop-in class if space is available; concessions available for those on state benefits.

Address: Clements Hall, Nunthorpe road, York, YO23 !BW[YO23 1BW]

Contact Number: 07962 590472

Contact Email: laurapotts@phonecoop.coop

Website URL: http://www.yogaforallyork.wordpress.com

Gentle Iyengar yoga

Teacher's Name: Laura Potts

Day of the week: Thursday

Time: 10:30

Duration: 90 minutes

Description: A gentle introduction to classic Iyengar yoga practice for anyone who feels a bit stiff, rusty or following injury or illness. NOTE: this is NOT a remedial or therapeutics class

Cost: Termly fee payable or drop-in payment of £9 if space available

Address: Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, United Kingdom

Contact Number: 07962 590472

Contact Email: laurapotts@phonecoop.coop

Website URL: http://www.yogaforallyork.wordpress.com

My Events

My Events

Date/Time
Event Details
26/09/2020-27/09/20209:30 am-5:00 pm
Autumn retreat in Dent, Cumbria The Meditation Centre Dent, Dent Cumbria