About Liz

Liz Castro-Thomas

Hi I’m Liz and I am a qualified Yoga teacher and member of the Yoga Alliance UK. Please come and join me if you would like to pause for breath in your busy life. Ability to bend into pretzel shapes and touch your toes are not a requirement. All classes are suitable for any age and ability.

I started practising yoga when I suffered from lower back pain 19 years ago and have never had problems with my back since. I stuck with yoga as a regular form of exercise, not because I am particularly fit, flexible, sporty or interested in maintaining a particular body shape. But because it has always improved my mood.

After time on the yoga mat, I always feel better, more relaxed and at ease than at the start of a session. This is why I finally took the step of training to be a yoga teacher so I could share the benefits of yoga with the wider community.

By mindfully bending, twisting and flexing we increase our range of movement, our body awareness and overall sense of wellbeing. By carefully moving the body through its full range of movement, without forcing it in any way, we are able to make invaluable improvements to our overall health and wellbeing.

My Qualifictions

Ashtanga Vinyasa and Yin Yoga 300 hour Yoga Alliance UK Teacher Training  with Melanie Cooper and Norman Blair at Zolder Yoga.  30/11/2014 – Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with David Swenson 21/11/2016 – Total Yoga Nidra for Children with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli (16 hours with Yoga Campus). 15/09/2011 – Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training: London Nov-Dec 2017  ( 50 hours ) with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Nirlipta Tuli and Ben Wolfe. – Advanced Yin Yoga Teacher Training With Norman Blair (60 Hours with Yoga Alliance). 18/9/2019 – YHLB (Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs) Teacher Training to be completed in 15/2/2020. – First aid emergency at work certificate, completed with Alan John Associates Ltd.  5/5/18 Valid for 3 years.