Hello & Welcome.
My name is Rob, and I am based in Keynsham, Bristol. As you may have guessed, I’m a Dad. I have adorable, albeit often mischievous twin boys that keep me on my toes.
So, what has this got to do with yoga?
When our boys were born in 2016, time was scarce for anything other than work and parenting duties. I was understandably struggling physically and mentally during the early days of feed, wind, sleep repeat, so I started doing yoga in the precious time before the boys woke up. Those extra early starts were tough at first, but yoga gave me control and enabled me to establish an identity again.
Before long, I realised that I wanted to deepen my practice. So i signed up to a UK Yoga Alliance teacher training course with Laura Gilmore at Bristol School of Yoga. I was very keen to put into practice what I was learning. It wasn’t easy juggling day job, parenting and studies, but it was a life changing course with my fellow students. I’ll always be indebted to YogaMum for helping so much.
My philosophy through my teaching has been to inspire those that may not have considered yoga before to give it a try. My honest, enthusiastic and inclusive approach to yoga seeks to break down stereotypes of typical yoga practitioners – this includes through my popular Yoga For Men classes in Bristol. I love taking yoga to unconventional places, whether that’s outdoors in packed green spaces for office workers over lunchtimes or my local bike shop to deliver Yoga For Cyclists courses.
I have also delivered many bitesized yoga classes for colleagues from across the U.K. civil service, many of which have been virtual, often from my boys’ bedroom, playroom or loft space. Testament to how beneficial they have been, I was nominated for a Civil Service Award in 2020. I have raised £1000’s for local and national charities through various fundraising initiatives such as my Summer Stretch series in 2020. I have a number of media appearances under my belt – this includes television and radio interviews with major media corporations – BBC, ITV and Sky TV.
I do not profess to be an expert yogi. I am just a regular guy that has found his calling in life through yoga. Through my teaching, I love to inspire others (including Dads!) to do the same.
This is my story. I welcome you to become a part of it.