I bring a mindful and embodied approach to yoga to enable you to be attentive to your immediate experience, attune to your senses and refine your perception. This uses the integration of somatic based movement, yoga postures, mindfulness and breath work. My approach aims to encourage a sense of wholeness where we feel balanced and in harmony with ourselves. This inward process of self awareness which integrates breath, mind and body brings a considered approach to help you feel at ease. The pace is slow and peaceful and your are guided to adapt the practice to suit your body.
Big Sky Yoga is run by Angie Lee-Foster. Having trained professionally in contemporary dance at leading London conservatoire, the Laban Centre, I have continued to teach dance and somatic based movement practices for 30 years. For the same amount of time I have been engaged with Buddhism and practised mindfulness meditation. I am currently embarked on a four year dharma training course and I am a 'mitra' with the Triratna Buddhist Community training for ordination.
Qualified with the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) on a 3 year Diploma Course (this is a Level 4 course Ofqual recognised and equivalent to a Foundation Degree). BWY teachers study in-depth aspects of yoga practice including asana, pranayama (working with the breath), anatomy and physiology, meditation and the philosophy of yoga. All BWY teachers are fully insured and have met or exceeded the National Occupational Standard to teach yoga. Once trained all teachers must undertake Continuous Professional Development.
I also hold an HSE First Aid for Sport Certificate and an enhanced DBS check and safeguarding training for working with children. I have undertaken additional training in teaching yoga to teenagers with Calm for Kids. I am a Suffolk Sport Top Coach and has received Sportivate funding to teach yoga to teens in high schools and special schools. I am currently undertaking an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology.