My name is Theresa Bisgrove & I have lived in Hemel Hempstead all my life, with my family going back several generations in the town.
After practising yoga for many years I decided I'd like to teach it to others & I gained my teaching qualifications by studying for 3 years with the Yoga For Health Foundation at Ickwell Bury, Bedfordshire. Having completed my Teacher Training & Remedial Yoga qualifications, I undertook further studying in Remedial Yoga to achieve a specialist level in that area.
There are many paths in yoga, I teach Hatha Yoga (union by bodily control).
Yoga is not a religion, it promotes health & happiness by working on the mind body & spirit. Yoga is non-competitive, & that includes with yourself! Everyone works at their own level & without strain.
Our Hatha Yoga classes will normally begin with a short period of relaxation followed by gentle limbering asana (yoga postures).
This would be followed by asana to include:- a twist,a backbend, forward bend, side bend, a balance & an inversion. This may be followed by pranayama (breathing exercise) before a final meditation & relaxation.
I use quiet relaxation music throughout the class.
I am a fully accredited Level 3 member of the Register of Exercise Professionals.
REPs Membership signifies that a fitness professional;
I am registered with The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council as a Yoga Therapy practitioner.
The CNHC quality mark provides an independent seal of approval to well-qualified, responsible professionals in the complementary healthcare field.
To qualify for registration with the CNHC and display the CNCH quality mark, practitioners must have;
All CNCH members are bound by The CNHC Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance
REPs is an independent, public register which recognises the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors in the UK. REPs provides a system of regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet the health and fitness industry's agreed National Occupational Standards.
REPs provides assurance and confidence to the public and employers that all professionals on the Register are appropriately qualified and have the knowledge, competence and skills to perform their role effectively.
REPs was developed to protect the public from 'cowboy trainers' who do not hold appropriate qualifications. As well as protecting the public, REPs was also established to recognise the qualifications and skills of exercise professionals.
CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners.
The purpose of the CNHC Register is to enhance public safety, by giving the general public access to a list of complementary therapy practitioners that have been assessed as meeting national standards of competence and practice.
CNHC's register is approved as an Accredited Voluntary Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This means the CNHC has met the PSA's demanding standards in governance, setting standards, education and training, managing the register, providing information and handling complaints.
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