My story

I do not naturally move well. My natural posture and movement began causing me pain and issues from 9, so I understand the struggle of body discomfort.

When I began yoga at 15 it helped enormously, but without proper anatomical understanding I fell into bad yoga habits causing different pain.  This led to my addiction of learning the body’s bio-mechanics and neurological functions. 20 years on, I’ve taught 1000’s of people, run many yoga holidays and I am always learning.

Fundamentally, each body needs a personalised balanced movement and breath practice to navigate lifes challenges.

I have seen miraculous changes in my clients:

  • chronic pain / sore joints disappearing
  • increased energy
  • unexplained skin issues/eczema clear up
  • proper sleep for the first time in years
  • reduced anxiety / improved mental health/increased confidence and wellbeing

Certification history (ongoing).

Gait/Biomechanics

  • Postural Restoration Institute – Pelvis Restoration
  • Postural Restoration Institute – Myokinematic Restoration
  • Postural Restoration Institute – Postural Restoration
  • Gary Ward’s Anatomy in Motion ‘Foot & Gait’ training (2 x weekly immersion + 200 hrs online)
  • Closed Chain Biomechanics of Lower Leg AIM Certificate
  • Foot Function Instructor
  • Gait Guru Certification from Gait Happens
  • Natural Bodies Yoga Anatomy course with Gary Carter 2007 x 2 (150 + hrs)
  • Foundation & Level 1 Somatic Movement Training
  • Facial and Common Injuries Dissection certificate x 2
  • Every Breath you take, Anatomy Trains live dissection

Breathing

  • Functional breathing Instructor FMS
  • Conscious Breathing Instructor
  • Oxygen Advantage Advanced Instructor

Yoga

  • British School of Yoga Hatha Teacher Training Diploma (100hrs)
  • Intelligent Yoga monthly workshops with Pete Blackaby (approx 100 hours)
  • Certified Yoga Teacher by the International Sivananda Organisation (Trained in India) (200hrs)
  • The Minded Institute professional training for managing anxiety within yoga
  • Subtle Yoga training course at The Yoga Junction
  • Birthlight Perinatal Training (Pregnancy Yoga) & Michele Odent’s Doula Training

Other relevant training

  • Science of Happiness Course
  • Acupressure massage level 1
  • Landmark Education training
  • Ongoing personal study of herbal medicine, eastern philosophy, natural heath.
  • I am also heavily influenced by Scaravelli, Katy Bowman, Thomas Hanna’s Somatics and Movenat.

Having had 2 girls I also have a keen understanding of pregnancy and post natal yoga and really enjoy helping women at this time in their lives.

I aim to empower each person to understand their own movement, breath and relaxation, tools for life.

Mindful movement has helped me so much in my life I love to pass on what I have studied over the last 20 years.

Yoga on the beach

Contact Verity

To make an enquiry or request an appointment you can complete my online contact form, email me at verity@kickstep.org or call me on 07984 763 250. My contact page also includes some links to further useful information on yoga and similar practices… Get in touch >

Yoga headstand

Headstand took me years to enjoy!  Even on these pebbles in Egypt 🙂