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Meet Lindsey Porter – Weblog

Meet Lindsey Porter – Weblog


We caught up with yoga trainer Lindsey Porter to listen to about her experiences and practices.

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Inform us a bit about your self… 

I’ve had many experiences and gathered all kinds of expertise in my 50 years and I’m nonetheless on the beginning line of exploring and studying new and extra issues. I’m happy with this! Supporting group energises me and I get pleasure from delivering tasks akin to main a Scottish Parliamentary Reception on Yoga, Psychological Well being & Wellbeing. I Tutor for the Yoga Scotland Basis yoga course and revealed my debut e-book, Whirlpools, yoga and the stability of life in 2018. You may usually discover me lately co-hosting, workshops, retreats and funded classes with different wellbeing practitioners throughout Scotland and generally additional afield.

What does a typical day appear to be for you? 

My typical day entails getting each youngsters out to high school, one with particular wants, going for a fast 10min nap earlier than doing my morning routines, normally consisting of somatic primarily based yoga actions and Transcendental meditation.

Then main a yoga primarily based wellbeing workshop for a charity, group or social enterprise someplace in Scotland. If time permits a fast chilly water dip in a loch enroute and again for college ending time. Adopted by a night of juggling youngsters in out of college actions, working a yoga class or dreaming up some new collaborative workshop concepts or finding out of some form!

How did your yoga journey start and what impressed you to turn out to be a yoga trainer?  

Yoga reached me in my office, provided at lunchtime to employees, in the midst of my busy and irritating profession as world venture supervisor in monetary providers in my late 20s. It was about 10 years after my preliminary yoga trainer coaching in India 2006, which I did on the time as a break between transferring nations with work, that I felt the calling to dedicate extra time and vitality in sharing this ardour, connecting and giving again to the area people.

What impressed you to specialise in your observe?

Having the ability to share yoga motion in a method that individuals can obtain is so precious. Seeing my grandma for various years (she lived to 101!) in a dementia care dwelling impressed me to share extra chair primarily based motion in my native space together with care houses, for carers and folks with psychological well being challenges.

I carry a fusion of yoga impressed strategies learnt over the a long time to the observe together with a lightweight heartedness that helps individuals join and really feel related.

Chair primarily based motion can look easy however nonetheless have interaction the thoughts, physique and breath entire heartedly.

How have you ever seen yoga profit your college students?

I see it within the flicker of recognition of their eyes and physique language. This generally is a second of content material, the enjoyment of a motion or the shared giggle of connection. 

What’s your favourite quote or life motto?

It’s as it’s.

I got here throughout this in some current Buddhist readings and it makes a lot sense, as a strategy to come into the current second and assist the journey in the direction of acceptance.



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