Anthony Middleton

My classes I always intend to teach in the way that I practice, using the various practices of Asana (posture) and Pranayama (breath-control) to enquire into the current state of the body and mind. We seek out those areas that we feel need our attention and to use the practice to remove those tensions and obstacles, be they in the body or the mind. For me, the practice of Yoga, is to actively converse and connect between the various body systems, to enable us to find ‘mukti’ (the liberation of the body and mind). Though the practice of Asana and Pranayama is detailed and focused, I like to also encourage an atmosphere of light and fun within the practice, lets enjoy the challenges that we set ourselves.

My yoga journey My journey to find Yoga practice, came through years of exploring methods to gain a greater sense of understanding and connection to the physical body. As a former acrobat and professional dancer, my life has been focused around understanding the mechanics of the body, to challenge the body, whilst caring for it. However Yoga offered me new opportunities, to explore the connection between mind and body, to explore the healing benefits of Asana (posture), Pranayama (breath-control) and Yoga philosophy. I hope to share my continuously growing knowledge of the various aspects of Yogic practice with each and every person.

My credentials and self development Since the age of 8, I have competed as an international level Acrobatic gymnast, as part of the Great Britain squad. Following my gymnastic career, I then trained as a dancer, and have performed with various highly regarded dance companies in the UK and overseas. My Yoga teacher training was formerly completed in 2016, at the Sivananda Bahamas retreat, receiving my 200hr certification. Since then, I have trained with various highly regarded international teachers including Simon Borg-Olivier, Ana Forrest and Jules Febre (Jivamukti Yoga).