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Hayley Chalwin, Yoganory teacher

Hayley Chalwin, Yoganory teacher

Let me introduce myself. My name is Hayley and I am a fully qualified, insured and CRB checked children’s & adult yoga teacher.

“I discovered yoga twelve years ago. I was looking for a way to keep fit and healthy and wanted something less rigid than the gym or running. A friend suggested that I should try yoga and took me along to her weekly class. The exercise was gentle but worked deeply into my body, and I came out of the class feeling stretched and stronger, energised yet relaxed and my mind was clearer. That was it, I was hooked and my passion for yoga began!”

I have been practising a mixture of Iyenga and Hatha Yoga ever since and am a trained adults Sun Power Yoga teacher. As a member of The British Wheel Of Yoga, I work to their their standards and code of ethics.

“Another continuing passion of mine is drama. I am a professionally trained actress and singer with a degree in musical theatre, from The Guildford School Of Acting. I continue to perform and credits include West End roles. My love for playing character roles led me down the magical path of Children’s Theatre. The sheer enjoyment of performing and keeping an audience full of “little people” entertained, believe me, is the most fullfilling feeling.”

“Children are the most honest audience you can have! You soon know if they find something funny or scary and they certainly let you know if they are bored! However, its not only on stage that I relate to children, it is also evident in a classroom environment, in which I have many years experience teaching drama to children from the ages of two to seventeen years.”

“I decided to combine my two passions and create my own company, Yoganory – yoga and story entwined! For me, Yoganory is like playtime (maybe this is because I am still a big kid myself!) as I get to act out theatrical stories whilst performing yoga and teaching children! It never ceases to amaze me how much I can learn from the children; their interpretations, their honesty and their willingness to openly give, whether it be in the classroom or as a member of an audience. Don’t get me wrong, teaching children can be hard work, sometimes challenging, but always extremely rewarding!”

“I wish we could do Yoganory every day!”
(Fraser S.  age 4)