Sun Power Yoga

Anne-Marie Newland, Holistic Health, Iyengar Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Sun Power Yoga, Training Courses, Yoga

You may recall I mentioned my introduction to Sun Power Yoga at Holistic Health in May. I haven’t forgotten that I promised to blog about my experience of the DVD that I purchased as part of my research into different Yoga Teacher Training Courses. The Sun Power Yoga website states:

“Sun Power Yoga is a Modern Contemporary School of Yoga that specialises in deep intensive training through their teacher training centres. The founder Anne-Marie Newland has trained and studied many of the traditional forms of yoga practice including Sivananda yoga in which she is qualified working with Swami Vishnu Devananda back in 1984, Iyengar yoga (though not as a teacher)and studied the art of Astanga from various well known teachers here and in the States.”

Following my experience of Iyengar Yoga with Steve Lamont here in St Albans and my appreciation for the emphasis on correct positioning and alignment, this does seem to be a course I would appreciate.
The DVD, though not exactly what you would call ‘high budget’ (does it need to be?) is very clear and provides easier options on the most advanced postures. It takes a little time to get used to taking all the information on screen, the pace is moderate. There are certainly postures that I find challenging, so I shall continue with my practice using this DVD for a while before visiting some local Sun Power Yoga classes and deciding whether this type of Yoga Teacher Training is for me.
Accreditations include:
  • YMCA Approved Centre to deliver CYQ LEVEL 3 REPS Yoga Syllabus diploma
    (an international qualification, includes Australia and NZ)
  • REPS Approved
  • Skills Active Approved
  • Job Centre Approved
  • Learning and Skills Approved
  • YOGA ALLIANCE for our Sun Power Yoga 200Hrs
The only one noticeably missing is of course the British Wheel of Yoga, but as the Alliance accreditation is International, this seems sufficient.
One thing I really appreciated about Anne-Marie’s style of teaching is that she uses classic hand gestures to create a smooth, flowing and mindful practice that seems to help me centre myself more easily amongst the challenge of the postures.
Click here for more information about Sun Power Yoga.

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