Lisa is an inspirational Artist and Yoga teacher who combines her two passions to create flowing, playful watercolours. By letting go of thoughts of perfection, she celebrates the creative process. Exploring how painting can be a portal to meditation, she experiments with linking her breath to each swish of the brush. Iris Hill Art & Yoga runs regular Watercolour Wellbeing workshops across Hampshire in the UK.
Laura supported my vision, she allowed me to explore my own ideas on the course whilst, at the same time, providing a clear structure that helped me feel secure in my learning. The course covered the practicalities of becoming a Yoga Teacher but also the emotional journey, her generous nature means she is still a mentor to me now. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and with the support network put in place, I was was able to step up to the challenges with confidence, enabling me to experience the joy of sharing this special practice.
Magda teach various Vinyasa Yoga styles with strong elements inspired by Ashtanga. Magda’s classes help healing from physical and emotional vulnerabilities by building strength and confidence in the body, and with this, a sense of trust in the world. She is an advocate for strength and kindness both on and off the mat.
Before choosing my yoga teacher training with Laura Green Yoga, I had high expectations. I have a handful of friends who are yoga teachers and through their advice concerning their own trainings, and my own research and practice, there was a great deal I had hoped to learn. I believe I was the only person who didn’t know Laura beforehand but when we spoke over the phone, it just felt right, that she was the one to guide me on the path to become a yoga teacher. Laura’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training completely fulfilled my hopes and I couldn’t be happier with the great deal of knowledge I acquired throughout this training. I researched a few local and international programs before committing to hers, and during and after the program there was and is zero doubt in my mind that I had chosen the right training. The breadth of topics covered including philosophy, anatomy, Sanskrit, asana, assisting, history, business, and much more, were so thoroughly and carefully taught that it actually amazes me how much we were able to learn in 200 hours. Additionally, there was a 1-week intensive part of the course in Spain, Tarifa, which completely blew my mind. The venue, the food, the bonus yoga “treats” Laura organised for us, but most of all, how we all bonded and transformed our learning and friendships. Something I never thought I could experience. Most importantly for me, I feel that I have come home with the literature and resources I need to continue to read, learn, and grow, into an experienced yoga teacher. I was extremely happy with this program and feel truly proud to be able to call Laura my mentor under whose wings I still continue to grow as a yogi, teacher and a person.
Clare teaches Yoga in Lymington as well as being a Part Time Science Teacher. She started yoga initially for fitness, flexibility and strength but I soon realised yoga is about so much more. Clare shares in her teaching the lessons of yoga for improved healing and coping skills to ease the path through difficult life periods. Clare’s yoga classes teach people to relax, to focus on breathing, to take away competitiveness and judgement of others and to re-centre on the individual self.
Yoga has transformed my life and led me to fantastic new opportunities and connections that I never thought I would be able to make. Laura has been a key person in my yoga journey. When I started taking Laura’s classes about 8 years ago it started as a physical workout. As Laura grew the business to day and weekend retreats, I started to go on these as well. These were inspirational, relaxing, organised to perfection and allowed me to find out that yoga is so much more than just a weekly class. I began to get a thirst and enthusiasm to learn more and gain more and more benefits from the practise, leading me to the six-month immersion course and then teacher training. Yoga now plays a massive part in my life every day and has given me self-confidence, bravery, strength and continuing opportunities. I strive to be the teacher Laura is, she sets me a fantastic role-model to follow, balancing love and friendliness with a no excuses and practising what she preaches attitude. Thank you Laura for setting me on this path and continuing to support me on it.
Jackie from Chi Yoga Southampton is a fully qualified GP and yoga instructor in Southampton, Hampshire. Having worked as a busy GP for the last 10 years she understands the struggle to maintain personal resilience in today's fast paced busy world. She strongly believes yoga is the key as an easily accessible and effective means to improve people’s mental, emotional and physical well-being. Her teaching is focused on helping students reconnect with themselves and find balance in this modern day society, to not just 'survive' in a demanding unrelenting world but to do so with a smile!
The feeling on completing the 9 month YTT course was indescribable, my heart full of a sense of accomplishment and success peppered with relief. The course itself was an incredible journey of self discovery as well as delving deep into the many facets of yoga. At times it was an emotionally labile rollercoaster as we each explored and opened up our inner self, learning more about ourselves. There were so many tears of joy, love and pride in what we each achieved overcoming fears and obstacles to become fully qualified yoga teachers ready to share our love of yoga with confidence. I cannot praise and thank Laura Green enough for being our guide on this journey and being the most invested, knowledgeable supportive teacher / mentor one could wish for, both during the course and ongoing after. Always ready and willing to offer advice and support whenever we need. I feel very lucky to have been part of this experience and would highly recommend anyone interested in becoming a yoga teacher to do their teacher training with Laura.
Kiki started yoga after a c-section as an attempt to strengthen her core and spine having also fractured her spine during a car crash in 2001. Yoga was a way to rebuild her strength but soon grew into her life's passion and is now a qualified Yoga Teacher. Kiki teaches yoga to share with people the amazing healing powers of it has on the mind and the body. Her classes are a mixture of Hatha and Vinyasa style yoga with a particular emphasis on alignment and developing core strength. Kiki teaches at Testwood School and St Denys Community Centre.
When I came to choose which course to go with; it was clear that Laura’s training programme was the right one for me. I am not a fan of short intensive courses because in my opinion they don’t allow enough time to assimilate and practise new knowledge. I see Yoga as a way to freedom, so I wanted to steer clear of any overly prescriptive training places. Laura’s training programme was dense, carefully planned out over 9 months to enable sustained and rapid progression. It covered so many aspects of Yoga. The training was challenging at times on an emotional level, it was physically and intellectually demanding but I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Laura is very knowledgeable about yoga anatomy and business; she is keen to share all that she knows without reserve and we benefitted from a variety of outside speakers making the experience rich. Laura is accessible and was there to offer her support whenever it was needed. By the end of the course, I felt confident that I had the right kind of knowledge to deliver safe and anatomically sound classes and just felt ready that I could do this. I never intended to teach as much as I have, and I think it is because I have also met great friends for life in my fellow trainees. The week in Spain was such a treat. I am so grateful for this experience. The best thing I have ever done after starting Yoga!
Penny has been practicing yoga for over 18 years and started teaching 14 months ago initially as a yoga trainee teacher now as a fully qualified teacher since November 2018. Penny I've been a GP for over 25 years and combines her interest in medicine and yoga. Penny has completed further training to become a Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Teacher, a NHS recognised 12 week course for people with low back pain. She also teaches Vinyasa flow yoga twice a week in Twyford, Hampshire.
Laura Green's 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course is inspirational, comprehensive and expansive. Laura equips all her teacher trainees with the skills necessary to become an excellent yoga teacher. Laura also continues her mentoring role after you qualify offering sound advice and support if you need it.
Prior to completing the 200hr teaching with Laura, Sharon had practiced yoga for 6 years. Through her practice she discovered, in addition to the huge physical benefits, the power of yoga to help with managing stress and developing the ability to deal with challenging situations from a more grounded and centred place. Sharon is also a Clinical Psychologist working with children and adolescents, specialising in body based psychology, particularly in the area of trauma and anxiety. Sharon teaches yoga twice a week, including a class aimed at relieving stress.
The 200hr training with Laura was a deep journey of personal discovery and exploration. Laura’s attention to detail and willingness to share her personal experience, wisdom and broad knowledge base was inspiring and her support and encouragement of all her students invaluable. I learnt so much more than how to teach yoga! I would highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to teach yoga in a professional, genuine and heartfelt way.
Sally has been a Specialist Children’s Yoga Teacher and Dance Teacher for many years before becoming a Fully Qualified Yoga Teacher through Laura’s 200 Hour Training. Sally offers a number of workshops and classes to children from 4 to 12 to experience the wonders of yoga as well as adult yoga classes in Southampton and Winchester. Sally continues to teach ballet to beginners/ improvers in Southampton and Romsey. She is passionate about movement through yoga and dance and its profound effect on the body and mind helping to improve health and wellbeing.
Laura runs a well- structured and detailed course catering for those from diverse backgrounds and experience. She provides a variety of guest teachers allowing a broader depth of knowledge and understanding of the subject. Her vast experience and passion for yoga is evident in her teaching. She is extraordinary in the sharing of her time and knowledge and in supporting individual needs throughout the course and beyond. She is a great mentor and continues generously in supporting and encouraging individual opportunities in teaching once qualified. An inspirational course leader.
Eloise began her yoga journey back in 1999 on her travels, when she found a beautiful yoga class being offered in Manly, in Sydney Australia. Eloise was overwhelmed by the feeling she always had after my yoga classes, such as feeling peaceful, happy and light!! Something that isn't common in this day and age! After a only a few months with the Yoga School in Australia, Eloise returned home and then didn't return to yoga for a number of years before finding a suitable class that was more than just Asana! Eloise then discovered there were lots of wonderful yoga classes being offered in Southampton and she was hooked again and is now, some 18 years later teaching it and living the dream thanks to Laura Green! Eloise finds teaching yoga very rewarding and goes hand in hand with the holistic therapies she offers. Yoga can really be effective in helping to improve not only the physical but the mental, emotional and general health and well-being of a person which is a primary focus in her job. Eloise has always had an interest in wellbeing and has been a fully qualified Reflexologist, Swedish Massage and Reiki Master for more than 10 years.
Stacey first attended a yoga class with Laura in 2013, shortly after having her second baby. She wanted a light form of exercise to re-gain strength and flexibility following pregnancy but soon discovered there was so much more to yoga than the physical benefits - particularly the feeling of being happy and less stressed after every class. When Laura announced she was going to start a teacher training course, Stacey leapt at the opportunity to train as a yoga teacher so that she could share the benefits of yoga with others. Whilst waiting for the training to start, Stacey trained as a children's yoga teacher in 2017 and has been running regular children's classes for ages 5-11 for over a year and also runs a weekly class in a local pre-school. She is also working on bringing yoga into schools so that even more children can have regular access to yoga. Stacey teaches hatha-flow yoga in Hedge End, Botley and Wickham and runs regular beginners' yoga courses to encourage more people to take up the practice, as she believes yoga is an important tool to boost physical and mental well-being in today's hectic world.
The training weekends were long and intense, but despite this Laura made sure that the sessions were interesting, informative and fun. Between her and a carefully chosen selection of guest teachers we covered a huge range of topics from the history of yoga, a large amount of physical poses, anatomy study and administration. Teaching the community classes was an invaluable part of the training, although nerve-wracking to begin with. I couldn't imagine training with anyone else. 10/10!