Introducing our Southampton & Eastleigh teacher
Hello I’m Natalie,
Whilst at University I became interested in Yoga and began my personal practise to promote a healthy body and mind and relieve feelings of stress and anxiety, completing my 200-hour teacher training at Unity Yoga Brighton.
After graduating from the University of Brighton in 2010 with an Arts degree; I began teaching in mainstream education supporting children with challenging behaviour, Special Educational and Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. In 2012, I went onto complete a PGCE at University of Exeter becoming a qualified teacher and Arts Specialist – building up my experience of teaching across each age phase over the years; and eventually in 2017 I became KS1 Leader. Whilst teaching full-time, I completed a Toddler Yoga qualification with ‘Birthlight’ and a Children’s Yoga teacher qualification with Rainbow Kids; setting up my company: ‘Little Blossom Yoga’ in 2015, running monthly Toddler and Children’s Yoga Workshops.
I have recently completed my MA in Education with the University of Winchester; researching the potential benefits of children’s yoga as a calming intervention to promote PSHE, PE and SMSC in the curriculum. I saw a dramatic improvement in children’s self-regulation, calmness and overall wellbeing through teaching Mindfulness and Yoga in school and I am looking forward to graduating with honours in October 2018.
Being a truly passionate person-centred facilitator, I am very enthusiastic about the huge array of benefits and wholeheartedly believe in the positive impact Yoga and relaxation has for people of all ages. From babies, to young adults and beyond!
Since having a baby of my own and attending Megan’s classes at Bibble & Bubble Whiteley; I am more convinced than ever of Yoga’s transformative power for parents and babies, swiftly completing my Baby Yoga teacher-training with my 3-month old son as my training doll!
I am very proud to now be working with Bibble & Bubble and enjoy delivering Baby & Toddler sessions in Eastleigh and Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness sessions in schools across Hampshire.