Alicia completed her specialist teacher training in children’s and teen Yoga with ‘Calm for Kids’ in London, in 2016. She loves sharing her passion for yoga with children and young adults at Flow. For Alicia yoga, in its broader sense, is about life and how we choose to respond to the world around us, helping us deal positively with challenging everyday situations. Alicia aims to help her young students feel more balanced, connected and spacious in mind and body.
Alicia first discovered Yoga whilst living in Bondi, Australia in 2005. The local class was run by Sylvie Fernandes from the Bondi Beach Iyengar Yoga Institute. She was a wonderful teacher and Alicia instantly felt very calm in her classes and loved the idea of connecting the physical postures to the breath and mind. Alicia connected to this so very quickly and felt so grounded and peaceful in her classes that she wondered how she ever coped without yoga in her life!
After regular visits to classes Alicia began to feel a positive change in herself. It was such a real and emotional experience she could only describe it as feeling like she finally ‘came home’ to herself. Yoga practice began to filter out into her daily life and as her practice has continued she came to realise that Yoga is not only about what you do on your mat but in its broader sense it is actually about life and how we choose to respond to the world around us. This has helped her deal positively with sometimes challenging everyday situations.
Alicia qualified as a Hatha Yoga Teacher (Independent Yoga Network YRT) in 2008 from the ‘Devon School of Yoga’ where she studied for 2 years on their Teacher Training Foundation Course. The course gave her a complete grounding in all aspects of yoga as well as encouraging her own personal teaching style and growth as a teacher.
Alicia is also fully qualified to teach Yoga to ‘Children and Teens’, training with ‘Calm for Kids’ in London with Christiane Kerr in 2016. Since qualifying Alicia has been asked back by Christiane to help assist her in training teachers on the Calm for Kids Teenage Workshop Courses. From being a student on the course to then assisting and helping train others on the same course has been a real privilege and honour for Alicia.
Alicia has taught yoga to students and Teachers at Sevenoaks School, and offers workshops and termly classes to various primary schools around Kent. Alicia has taught her popular Teen Yoga class at Flow Tunbridge Wells since September 2017.
Alicia is a fully accredited Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals, The Independent Yoga Network (IYN) and accredited in ‘Children’s Yoga’ with Yoga Alliance Professionals.