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 in its truest sense can offer us so much - a truly balancing set of perspectives and practices to help build connection with ourselves and the world in which we live. It can provide a space to come back home to ourselves, facilitate self-awareness and compassion, boost resilience and melt stress, promote our natural healing abilities, and give us a wealth of resources to manage the ups and downs of life.
I aim to make my sessions 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 unique and creative forms of Yoga Nidra, yogaSOMATICS, Restorative Yoga, and Embodied Flow. 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've researched 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 wisdom of cycles, the power of Yoga Nidra, and integration across our physical, emotional, energetic, and mental aspects of self.
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.