“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” -Rumi

 

Sabina Ahmadov on a Portugal beach doing dancer yoga pose.

Teaching Yoga is my way of making sense of the world and since starting teaching in 2013, I have been waiting for the right opportunity to make it my full-time occupation.

After much thought, indecision and finally, a boost of confidence and a huge leap, I left my office job in June 2018. Now I follow my heart and teach yoga classes in Yin, Vinyasa and Forrest Yoga full-time. 

Factoid: I have been an office worker most of my adult life (you would never guess)!

But, we are getting ahead of ourselves. I started practicing yoga in 2008 and used movement to unwind and help with the everyday stresses of life. Sound familiar to anyone?

For the first time in my life, the possibility of being open and honest with myself felt within reach. On my mat, in that sacred space is where the exploration began. I didn’t realise it at the time, but intuitively started to understand that through yoga, my body and soul are able to find the nourishment it’s been seeking.

Factoid: I am probably more addicted to Italian food than I let on. There’s something about checkered tablecloths, a candle, red wine and hand-made pasta that is perfect.

I was very lucky to have Lynne Jenkinson to be my first mentor. Lynne recognised my potential for guiding students through their practice in a nourishing way, something I didn’t recognise in myself, and for that, I will always be thankful.

My first teacher training was in Morocco with Yogahaven and was instrumental in inspiring confidence in me that I could be a fantastic teacher. My second teacher training was in Yin Yoga under the guidance of the wonderful Clare Gates-Sjoblom. The Yin and Yang paths of my journey merged last year when I completed my Foundation Teacher Training in Forrest Yoga under Ana Forrest.

Why Nourish Through Yoga?

As a teacher, I strive to create a safe environment for my student to explore their physical abilities. This allows tangible ways to engage with yourself on an emotional level.

Spiritual nourishment doesn’t always have to be serious! Let’s smile and enjoy our practice together so trust me to bring an element of goofy-ness into class.

Find out where we can practice together here. 


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