A dedicated yoga student since 1999, Adrienne has been teaching regular weekly classes and workshops since 2013. She is a highly experienced teacher (Intermediate J2 Iyengar) and she teaches beginners to advanced and has an in-depth knowledge and experience of teaching with correct alignment, body conditions, pranayama (breath work), pre-post pregnancy, injuries, mental health conditions, one-to-ones, injuries and disease. In 2021 she practiced as a Therapy teacher on an Iyengar Long Covid-19 medical yoga study in conjunction with York St John University, UK to explore the benefits of an Iyengar yoga programme for people with Long Covid. We hope to provide public legitimacy for the Iyengar therapeutic practice.
Adrienne is known for her warm, clear, compassionate and student centred teachings. Her skilful approach helps students, both young and old and fellow teachers find a greater depth of understanding and awareness in their practice and comfort in their bodies and minds. She has a keen sense of alignment and a compendium of yoga adaptations, modifications, and sequences, as well as an in-depth understanding of the use of props. Her approach to the practice is passionate, intelligent and creative and is inspired by her own dedicated practice of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation. Her approach encourages exploration, inner connection both within the movement of poses and with the quietness of the breath, and the stillness of meditation. Alongside all of this, Adrienne is also a Teacher Mentor passing on her knowledge and nurturing trainee teachers.
She has spent decades working with movement and the body:- competing and coaching gymnastics, swimming competitively, practicing and displaying classical Pilates, studying Anatomy and Physiology and practising massage therapies before her discovery of Yoga. Within this framework of movement and body, she combines her deep interest in spirituality, and Buddhism which has run as a thread throughout her life. Her background in these modalities, with their attention to detail, discipline, application of corrective and remedial work, anatomical insight, and deep informed subtle understanding of the mind, the breath and the inner self, inform her teaching style and practice today.
Adrienne teaches all bodies from the elderly to children through to pregnant and post natal women. She has also assisted Therapy teachers in yoga classes helping end of life patients, those suffering with disease and injury, as well as helping students with mental health and severe and minor anatomical issues.
She teaches weekly classes, private one-to-ones, and deep study workshops for dedicated students and fellow teachers and she is currently a mentor to students. She has studied with many renowned teachers including Abhijata and Prashant Iyengar, Rajiv and Swati Chanchani, Raya Uma Datta, Lois Steinberg, Stephanie Quirke, alongside her regular mentors Marios Argiros, Larissa McGoldrick and Sheila Haswell.
Adrienne has also trained as a teacher with the award winning charity funded programme ‘Positive Movement’, (Complementary Therapy Award 2018 for Prevention and Self Care) which was designed for older people, and those who experience mobility issues, physical disabilities, and for those living with a limiting long-term illness and their carers. She taught regular classes for within her local communities. Adrienne is also a qualified as Mindfulness teacher and offers therapies such as Swedish holistic massage, Acupressure chair massage, Reiki Healing and Energy healing work and she regularly practices these modalities (click here to find out more).
Anatomy and Physiology - ITEC 2001
Swedish Holistic Massage - ITEC 2001
Sports Massage - FSMT 2002
Accupressure Chair massage - EIS 2003
Reflexology - ITEC 2005
Massage for pregnancy - 2007
Deep Tissue massage - 2011
Iyengar Introductory Teacher Level 1 - 2013 IYUK
Iyengar Introductory Teacher Level 2 - 2014 IYUK
Positive Movement Teacher (adaptive yoga teacher) - 2015 The Letchworth Centre
Reiki 1- 2015
Reiki 2 - 2016
Iyengar Junior Intermediate teacher 1 - 2018 IYUK
Yoga For Scoliosis with Elise Browning Miller - 2019
Iyengar Junior Intermediate 2 - 2019 IYUK
Yoga teaching skills: children’s yoga, pregnancy (pre and post), yoga for menstruation, yoga for menopause, yoga for back care and scoliosis
Mindfulness Teacher - Mindfulness Now 2021 (approved by the British Psychological Society)
Yoga teacher on the Iyengar Long Covid Medical study October 2021