Beverley specialises in therapeutic applications of movement, breath, meditation and rest, creating a nurturing space for each individual to honour their needs as they find their way to feeling resourced and balanced, at any stage of life. She combines her extensive experience across the fields of Yoga, Psychotherapy, Somatic Therapy and Yoga Therapy in both private practice and group classes, and around Perinatal Life in specialist classes and sessions. Beverley is a Registered Member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and accredited at a senior level with the international Yoga Alliance (E-RYT500).

Yoga and therapeutic embodiment can offer us so much - a truly balancing set of practices and perspectives to help build resilience and melt stress: simultaneously calming and energy-giving; strengthening and softening. They provide a space to come back home to ourself, facilitate self-awareness and compassion, promote our natural healing abilities, and give us resources to manage the ups and downs of life.

I aim to make my sessions and classes supportive, inspiring, and accessible to all. Most importantly, I always encourage us to listen within. Yoga, whether it takes a physical form or not, is really a practice of awareness and connection - sensing within, feeling into what is right for each of us individually, and giving space and permission to deeply honour that. 

I am personally inspired by therapeutic practices which resource and balance us, and love sharing creative forms of Yoga Nidra, yogaSOMATICS, Restorative Yoga, and Embodied Flow. As well as movement and meditation practices, I work therapeutically with clients using a range of powerful techniques, processes, and perspectives to support the inherent health of our whole being. This includes working with experiences such as stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, exhaustion, or feeling 'stuck'. I'm currently completing my Professional Doctorate in Psychotherapy with the University of Edinburgh, for which I'm exploring the bridge between Psychotherapy and Yoga.

Within my Therapeutic Yoga offerings, I specialise in 'Womb Yoga' - empowering women through practices which support physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health throughout the cycles of life, from menarche to post-menopause. I am particularly experienced in offering support for fertility, pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period, and have been passionate about supporting these rites of passage since studying the Anthropology of Childbirth at the University of St. Andrews. I am a birth educator and certified Active Birth® teacher, and have undertaken Doula training to offer service in birth keeping to mamas and their families.

I feel grateful to have been able to study and work extensively with incredible teachers, therapists and healers around the world. I take an integrative approach to my teaching, drawing inspiration from a range of traditions and styles, and synthesising the elements to best suit each unique student or gathering that comes together - while always teaching from my heart. 

As much as I love to teach and share Yoga and its associated practices, I am foremost a practitioner and student. I feel particularly indebted to Ateeka and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli for their continued inspiration and support. With their guidance, I am continuing my deepening into practices of somatic awareness and movement, regenerative rest, the fluid body, and the wisdom of cycles, as well as exploring the nature of energy and integration in the physical and subtle bodies.

Connection - with nature, culture, creatures, and the cycles and mysteries of our universe - fulfils and sustains me. When I'm not on my mat or buried in books, I love sharing conversation, good food, and laughter with my fellow adventurers in life. I also love to travel and explore new territories and possibilities - especially where there is warmth and sunshine!

To read about students' experiences, please visit the Praise page.

Professional Development

  • Professional Doctorate in Psychotherapy: Walking the Bridge Between Yoga and Psychotherapy - University of Edinburgh, Scotland, supervised by Seamus Prior

  • The Evolution of Subjectivity: a Kinetic-Kinesthetic Progression - Ruella Frank | The Centre for Somatic Studies, visiting Edinburgh, Scotland (2018)

  • Tantra for Women - Ateeka, Somatic Awareness Institute, Mannheim, Germany (2018-2019)

  • Women's Quest Apprenticeship: Menstruality Coach and Cycle Awareness Facilitator Training - Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo-Wurlitzer | Red School, Stroud, England (2018)

  • YogaSOMATICS and Somatic Bodywork CPD Immersion Week - Valdres, Norway (2018)

  • Tantra Unveiled - Chinnamasta Stiles | ShivaShaktiLoka, Cork, Ireland (2018)

  • Creativity, Sexuality and the Cycles of our Lives - Teaching Assistant to Uma DInsmore-Tuli, Oslo, Norway (2018)

  • Promoting Menopausal Health - Teaching Assistant to Uma DInsmore-Tuli, Oslo, Norway (2018)

  • Total Yoga Nidra Immersion - Workshop Leader at Oslo Yoga Festival, Norway (2018)

  • Restorative Yoga Immersion - Workshop Leader at Oslo Yoga Festival, Norway (2018)

  • Active Birth® Professional Training - Janet Balaskas | Active Birth Centre, London, England (2018)

  • Relax and Renew® Advanced Training: Therapeutic Applications of Restorative Yoga - Judith H. Lasater, San Francisco, USA (2017)

  • Ayurvedic Body Therapy - Chinnamasta Stiles | ShivaShaktiLoka, San Francisco, USA (2017)

  • Natural Bodies: Anatomy & Movement for Yoga Teachers - Gary Carter, Edinburgh, Scotland (2017 - 2018)

  • Somatic Bodywork Practitioner Training - Ateeka, Somatic Awareness Institute, Oslo, Norway, and Tuscany, Italy (2016 - 2018)

  • Donna Farhi Immersion: Moving from the Core - Donna Farhi, Edinburgh, Scotland (2017)

  • Men On The Couch Conference - Confer, London, England (2017)

  • Sadie Nardini Yoga Retreat - Sadie Nardini, Callander, Scotland (2017)

  • Relax and Renew® Restorative Immersion - Lizzie Lasater and Adelene Cheong, Malaga, Spain (2017)

  • Susie Orbach: The Personal and The Political - The Sutherland Trust, Edinburgh, Scotland (2017)

  • Yoga Anatomy In Action! Workshop Series - Host and co-teacher (Yoga Nidra for enhanced learning integration) with Chris Kummer; Edinburgh, Scotland (2017)

  • Creativity, Sexuality and the Cycles of our Lives - Teaching Assistant to Uma DInsmore-Tuli, Oslo, Norway (2017)

  • Total Yoga Nidra for Creativity and Vitality - Teaching Assistant to Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Oslo, Norway (2017)

  • Yoga for Fertility and Menstrual Health - Teaching Assistant to Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Oslo, Norway (2017)

  • Eco-Psychotherapy - CONFER Online Training (2017 - 2018)

  • Therapeutic Presence and the Self-Object Function - John MacFadyen, Scottish Association for Psychodynamic Counselling, Edinburgh, Scotland (2017)

  • Working with the Body in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Exploring the Subtle Processes of Embodied Attunement, Empathy and Integration - psychotherapyUK, Glasgow, Scotland (2017)

  • Donna Farhi Immersion: Spinal Integration - Donna Farhi, Gold Coast, Australia (2016)

  • Embodied Approaches to Psychotherapy - CONFER Online Training (2016 - 2017)

  • Relax and Renew® Restorative Yoga Teacher Training (Judith H. Lasater certified) - Adelene Cheong, Arundel, England (2016)

  • Aqua Yoga Somatics: Natural Waters on Earth - Ateeka | Somatic Awareness Institute, Sardinia, Italy (2016)

  • Well Woman Yoga Therapy (Womb Yoga) - Teaching Assistant to Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Yogacampus, London, England (2016)

  • Level II Yoga Teacher Training Immersion - Leader and Mentor for Radiantly Alive trainees, Ubud, Bali (2016)

  • Donna Farhi Immersion: Origins of Alignment - Donna Farhi, Edinburgh, Scotland (2016)

  • Yoga Therapy for Better Sleep - Lisa Sanfilippo and Heather Mason, Yogacampus and The Minded Institute, London, England (2016)

  • Yoga and Hypermobility - Jess Glenny, Edinburgh, Scotland (2016)

  • Aqua Yoga Somatics: Diving Deeper - Ateeka | Somatic Awareness Institute, Tuscany, Italy (2015)

  • Doula Training - Red Tent Doulas, Edinburgh, Scotland (2015)

  • Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training - Judy Cameron, British Wheel of Yoga, Perth, Scotland (2015)

  • Hypermobility on the Mat - Susanne Lahusen, Yogacampus, London, England (2015)

  • Well Woman Yoga Therapy (Womb Yoga) - Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Yogacampus, London, England (2015)

  • Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Centre for Stress Management, Edinburgh, Scotland (2015)

  • Aqua Yoga Somatics: The Fluid Matrix - Somatic Awareness Institute, Cornwall, England (2015)

  • Total Yoga Nidra - Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Yogacampus, Stroud, England (2014)

  • Restorative and Healing Yoga Teacher Training - Ateeka, Somatic Awareness Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland (2014)

  • Into Life - Madhurima, Centre for Conscious Heart, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014)

  • Yoga Therapeutics, Alignment and Adjustments: Level II Teacher Training - Chris Kummer, Damien de Bastier, Edward Clarke & Daniel Aaron - Ubud, Bali (2014)

  • Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training - Jennifer More, Ubud, Bali (2013)

  • YogaSOMATICS Teacher Training - Ateeka, Somatic Awareness Institute, Oslo, Norway (2013 - 2015)

  • The Hero's Journey - Body, Bhagavad Gita and Bhakti: Level II Teacher Training - Nicki Doane, Chris Kummer, Edward Clarke, Dave Stringer & Daniel Aaron - Ubud, Bali (2013)

  • The Essentials of Psychosynthesis - The Psychosynthesis Education Trust, Edinburgh, Scotland (2013)

  • Yoga, Neuroscience and Mental Health - CONFER and The Minded Institute, London, England (2012)

  • Shame: The Ubiquitous Yet Hidden Core of Mental Pain - CONFER, London, England (2012)

  • Tantsu (Somatic Bodywork) - Ateeka, Edinburgh, Scotland (2012)

  • Yoga for Kids and Families - Cayetana Rodenas, Rainbow Kids Yoga, Edinburgh, Scotland (2012)

  • Beyond Interpretation - CONFER, Edinburgh, Scotland (2012)

  • Biomechanics and Yoga Therapy Teacher Training - Martin Kirk, Space + Light Yoga, Singapore (2012)

  • Solution-focused Brief Therapy & Narrative Therapy - John MacFadyen, Edinburgh, Scotland (2012)

  • The Mindful Practitioner - CONFER, Edinburgh, Scotland (2012)

  • Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training - Judy Cameron, British Wheel of Yoga, Dundee, Scotland (2011 - 2012)

  • Yoga and Story (Philosophy and Mythology): Level II Teacher Training - Simon Borg-Oliver, Alanna Kaivalya, Chris Kummer, Edward Clarke, Dave Stringer & Daniel Aaron - Ubud, Bali (2011)

  • Yoga Anatomy Teacher Training - Leslie Kaminoff, The Breathing Project, New York, USA (2011 - 2013)

  • Being Yoga - Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, USA (2011)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of Edinburgh, Scotland (2010-2012)

  • Yoga Teacher Training (300hr, Yoga Alliance RYT200) - Dena Kingsberg, Simon Borg-Oliver, Alanna Kaivalya, Chris Kummer, Edward Clarke, Emil Wendel & Daniel Aaron - Ubud, Bali (2010)

  • Certified Professional Coach Training - ICA, Shanghai and Global (2010-2012)

  • Yoga Mentoring - Yama Yu, Shanghai, China (2009 - 2010)

  • Somatic Experiencing: Hanna Somatics, Yoga, and Feldenkrais Method - Bodyworks, Shanghai, China (2009)

  • Foundations in Functional Movement - Bodyworks, Shanghai, China (2008)

  • COSCA Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills - University of Edinburgh, Scotland (2006)