My name is Vicky Salter. During the twenty years I have practised yoga, I've been lucky to find some wonderful teachers to practise and study with throughout various styles of yoga.
I first came across yoga when I was exploring ways to keep fit, and from that very first class I knew that yoga was something special and really appealed to me. Yoga is much more than just another form of exercise.
Yoga is a journey to explore not only the yoga postures and their extensive benefits but also to be able to use breathing and relaxation techniques to bring together the mind, body and spirit. By practising yoga, you can start to incorporate it into your everyday life and start living a healthy well balanced lifestyle.
I completed the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Foundation Course in 2013 with Mohini Chatlani and completed the British Wheel of Yoga 500 Hours Teaching Diploma course with Belinda Emberson in July 2017. I have been a yoga teacher now for five years.
I regularly attend various workshops and in-service training days run by the BWY with inspiring teachers so that I can gain further knowledge about all aspects of practising and teaching yoga. Through my teaching I am able to share this knowledge and pass on the benefits of yoga which is a wonderful experience.
I believe that yoga should be accessible to everyone. By using modifications in poses and with the use of props like blocks and belts, then we can all work safely within our own limitations and abilities. Just because we know what a certain pose looks like in books, by breaking it down and modifying a pose everybody can do yoga and still enjoy all the wonderful benefits that it brings.
BWY Representative For Hertfordshire
Between June 2019 and 2020 I was proud to be the British Wheel of Yoga Representative for Hertfordshire, with my partner Richard also representing the BWY as Event Organiser.