As a former dancer, an injury caused me to live with chronic hip inflammation, which resulted in limited mobility, lack of sleep and reoccurring kidney infections for over 10 years. I was convinced that I’d never be able to move freely again.
My belief system changed during a trip to Bali, where I was introduced to a yin yoga class. I was overwhelmed by freedom of movement and pain relief after just one session, and from then on, I made it my mission to find out why and how yoga and meditation can be so beneficial for the mind and body.
Alongside being a yoga teacher I am a writer and currently the editor for the quarterly NamaStE magazine for The British Wheel of Yoga.
A Little More About Me
Function not just alignment,
Healing with yoga and meditation,
Rehabilitation yoga for sports injuries.
Restorative yoga for destress
Slow flow yoga to strengthen the body and mind
Myofascial release work with yin yoga
Swing yoga to play whilst building strength and flexibility
Sunrise and sunset yoga
Moon yoga and woman’s circles
|Currently teaching at:||
Reach physiotherapy, Brighton
Experience & Qualifications
Yin & myofascial release, swing yoga, slow flow Hatha and Vinyasa
I first qualified as a yin and myofascial release teacher with Jo Phee (first assistant to yin yoga founder Paul Grilley) in February 2017. I then completed my 200hours RYT with The Alchemy of Yoga in September 2018, alongside certifying as a swing yoga teacher with YogaFirst ME in August 2018.
I started teaching in November 2018 and have a number of classes set up under different studios in my hometown of Brighton.
Alongside my weekly group yoga classes I currently have one to one clients, with different mobility issues ranging from slip discs to Distasis Recti.
Weekly classes are as follows:
Yin yoga teacher for Reach Physiotherapy, Brighton
Lululemon Guildford – Hatha yoga with tibetan singing bowl meditation 14th April 2019
|Yoga Alliance Credentials|
|Teacher Training Program||
The Alchemy of Yoga
|Other Qualifications & Trainings||
65 hour yin and myofascial release. Teacher: Jo Phee. School: Yinspiration
50 hour swing yoga. Teacher: PeeWee Sanchez. School:Yoga First ME
I previously worked as a journalist and presenter. I have lots of work published which can be viewed via my other website: http://www.crystalvanlloy.com
(This maybe particularly interesting for companies who are looking for an instructor who is also highly experienced in marketing, video blogging and writing)
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