About Croyde Yoga
My name is Tiffany, I am yoga practitioner and a qualified 200hr yoga alliance teacher.
I completed my initial training in Agonda beach, India with Sampoorna Yoga School, specialising in Ashtanga vinyasa in January 2013.
I was born in Croyde and have been lucky enough to grow up here next to the sea in a small, friendly and relaxed community. I have always been an active person and always loved being outdoors in the fresh air, walking on the beach or traipsing around baggy point. It is such a beautiful corner of the world, you cannot help but appreciate it.
I have travelled from a young age, and soon after finishing college I made my way over to Asia and Australia, and love to experience new things, different cultures and foods, and ways of life. I also always look forward to coming home.
I studied Tefl in Costa Rica and then went on to teach in Hong Kong but I felt this wasn't the right job for me.
"Once a year, go somewhere you've never been before"
Discovering yoga - vinyasa in particular, opened my eyes to whole new way of life and a new awareness of myself. Yoga really felt like the missing piece for me, something clicks together when I'm practising. Cliche I know but I have learned to listen to my body more and more, and really start taking notice of all the little things in life - not just the big stuff.
Having this huge impact in my life made me want to share it with people and that's when I decided to take up my teacher training. I decided to do my teacher training so that I could share the amazing benefits of this practise with people, and hopefully make a difference.
I studied pregnancy yoga at Cam Yoga in Cambridge in 2013 and in 2015 completed a Yin yoga training course with Norman Blair in London. I have more recently finished Teen Yoga teacher training in Truro with Teen Yoga UK in 2016 and Baby Yoga in January this year since having my own daughter arrive last May.
I hope to always continue this never ending study, because there is always more to learn.
My style of teaching is relaxed, non-dogmatic, building up to an energetic practice with a yummy relaxation element too. Vinyasa Flow classes will work on core strength, flexibility, balance and overall awareness in mind and body.
Yin classes are opposite to the 'yang' flow and are alot slower in pace- generally we practice around 5-6 postures throughout the hour and fifteen and we use alot of props- bolsters, blankets and blocks. We are working with connective tissue rather than muscle so we need to encourage the body to let go of tension and in doing this also help calm the mind.
Yoga can benefit your performance in other sports too, helping you balance out high impact activity.
Yoga and surfing
Yoga also goes hand in hand with surfing and will make a difference in your performance in the sea- dynamic vinyasa practise is perfect for it. Physical benefits of yoga – core strength, flexibility, and balance – help to support the power and movements needed to have fun while surfing and prevent injuries. Yoga also provides benefits on the mental realm, helping one to remain focused and present while out on the water.