Ali Hahlo began her study of Yoga in 1993 in London. She qualified as an Introductory teacher with the IYA(UK) in 2007 (a nationally recognised qualification), having trained in the Iyengar Institute in Maida Vale under the tuition of Sallie Sullivan and Stephen Richardson. She maintains her personal practise and continues to study through attendance at conventions and workshops with senior teachers. She has recently been to India to study with Geeta Iyengar, the most senior Iyengar yoga teacher in the world. She is qualified as an Intermediate Junior level 3 teacher in 2015. She lives in Lewes with her husband and 2 daughters.
Ali teaches a number of classes in Lewes, at the Subud Centre in Station Street, Lewes and a class at the new SOULFIT centre in Lewes. She teaches ADULTS OF ALL AGES, abilities and levels of experience. She can also include TEENAGERS within her general classes, when accompanied by an adult. She is available for 1:1 sessions at her home studio in Lewes. She is known for her enthusiastic and straightforward style of teaching. She believes in YOGA FOR ALL - that the practise of yoga postures and breathing can bring tremendous benefits to everyone, old and young. men and women, supple and stiff.
Yoga is an empowering and multi-dimensional approach to encouraging wellbeing, which appreciates the link between physical and psychological health and lifestyle. A corpus of research studies reveal yoga offers preventative and curative benefits for a variety of mental and physical conditions and is correlated with improved lifestyle choices. If yoga were readily available on the NHS it would enhance well-being for many of us, providing skills and tools that can be used to improve and or maintain health. As a qualified yoga teacher with many classes and students I can testify very directly to the suitability of yoga for all ages and body types. In the hands of an experienced instructor yoga postures can be adapted for young children, teens, adults and even for advanced age and where there is injury or illness. The benefits in terms of physical well being are rapid, palpable and irrefutable. Greater flexibility is brought to muscles and mobility to joints, posture is transformed, breathing enhanced and all physiological functions improved. Almost more importantly it provides very effective relief from stress and tension and enhances feelings of well-being, resilience and cheerfulness. Taught in group situations it also provides companionship, community and a wholesome sense of common endeavour, devoid of competitiveness or haste (Ali Hahlo)
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