Penny Jane Fuller
Penny has been practicing yoga for 25 years and teaching since 2002.
She gained her initial qualifications from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta School in Kerala, South India and has since gone on to train with many internationally acclaimed instructors, Donna Farhi and Angela Farmer having had a particular influence on her teaching style.
Penny has a foundation diploma in Yoga Therapy from the Yoga Biomedical Trust (2007), qualifications in Well Woman Yoga Therapy from Uma Dinsmore Tuli (2010) and has attended numerous yoga therapy training events at Yoga Campus and The Life Centre. In 2011, she embarked on an extensive Apprenticeship in Women's Leadership and Menstruality Consciousness with her mentor, Alexandra Pope and in 2017, became one of the few Level 2 certified teachers of James Knight's Gentle Somatic Yoga here in the UK.
Penny has also studied Yoga as Medicine with Dr Timothy McCall, Yoga as Physiotherapy with Julie Gudmestad, Anatomy with Paul Grilley, Restorative Yoga with Dr Roger Cole, Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers, Biomechanics with Katy Bowman, Embodiment and Interoception with Bo Forbes, Presence Through Movement with Kim Eng, Somatics with Lisa Petersen, The Discipline of Authentic Movement with Fran Lavendel, Dance Movement Psychotherapy at Edge Hill University and Body Psychotherapy at LSBP.
Providing you with the best tools for total self care
Somatics is the term used to describe approaches to movement that focus on the 'soma', or the body perceived from within. Somatic exercise values inner experience over outer form, encouraging practitioners to come into a state of meditative calm as the mind withdraws from distraction and focuses on the present.
Somatic techniques are used across disciplines (performance, psychotherapy, bodywork etc), but are particularly effective as a spiritual tool because of the tangible integration of mind, body and spirit.
Yoga Therapy is the adaptation of traditional yoga methods and systems to suit individual needs. It involves a structured dialogue between client and teacher that forms the basis of tailor-made practices created to address specific injuries, health issues and emotional states.
Conditions proven to have benefitted from this approach are anxiety, depression, arthritis, asthma, neck and back pain, carpal tunnel and repetitive strain injury, frozen shoulder, heart and blood pressure problems, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual problems, menopausal symptoms, migraine and headache, post operative recovery (e.g. hip replacement), sinusitis, stress incontinence, fibromyalgia, MS and ME.
Well Woman Yoga
Well Woman Yoga is a soft, flowing, celebratory practice that honours the creative potential of the female body, whilst staying grounded in respect for women's inner rhythms, time of life and cyclical nature. It is the perfect container within which to explore the technique of Menstrual Cycle Awareness, a pioneering mindfulness programme that brings women into contact with their deepest truth.