Norah has been teaching Iyengar Yoga in the Hexham area since 2006 after qualifying as a teacher. She passed a further exam in 2012. Norah has been privileged to be taught and corrected(!) by excellent teachers locally and also many visiting teachers. She continues with her own learning and development as a lifelong student of yoga.
Iyengar Yoga has inspired Norah through the experience of developing harmony of body and mind through the various yoga poses. “Words cannot convey the value of yoga – it has to be experienced,” BKS Iyengar. We learn through a carefully graded and systematic programme of postures.
Yoga practice both relaxes and energizes the body and mind and brings vitality, flexibility, strength, concentration, self-confidence and mental calm. Yoga is suitable for all types of people and all levels of fitness.
It is physically challenging to the level we can each work. Practicing Yoga helps you overcome and prevent many stresses, strains, aches and pains. It promotes a firm foundation for health and well-being.
“Initially I started yoga in 1999, and for my second term I signed up accidentally for an Iyengar Yoga class. This felt different in every way, more challenging, more engaging, using muscles I didn’t even know I had- I loved the discipline, the awareness it developed in my body and the work of the teacher in checking each of us in the pose. Since then I have been delighted to continue on my yoga journey. My interest developed into attending training to be an instructor qualifying as an Iyengar Yoga Teacher in 2006.
I continue to learn more about the poses and the challenges they make for my body and those I teach. Learning is continuous. Over the 20 years of doing yoga obviously I have got older so I am constantly learning about myself as well as the yoga poses.”