Alexandra South

 
 
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I first came across the practice of Yoga in 2001 in my home town in England. I instantly felt a strong connection to the practice and knew Yoga was going to be a part of my life.

I teach from a place of love & encouragement; Ashtanga Yoga, Prenatal Yoga,Postnatal Yoga, and Pelvic Floor Health.  With these practices I help support women throughout the grace and challenges of their pregnancy, postpartum experience, and journey through motherhood. I hold space for everyone to be in a compassionate relationship with themselves cultivating healing on all levels.

 
With Sharath Jois in 2010

With Sharath Jois in 2010

Certified in Ashtanga Yoga by Paul Dallaghan, Neil Barker, Harmony Slater and Jeff Lichty at Yoga Thailand in 2006. I’m also certified in Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga by Juliette Kurth, Restorative Yoga by Jillian Pransky and Pelvic Floor Yoga by Leslie Howard. I’ve studied with Sharath Jois at KPYJA in India and continue to practice yoga daily. Before discovering yoga, I trained as a professional Contemporary Dancer at Northern School of Contemporary Dance (Uk), Dance City (UK) and at one of London’s leading Dance school, Laban. Throughout my time as a dancer I explored and developed a thorough understanding of movement analysis and anatomy. Over the past 12 years, I have taught Ashtanga in London (UK), Sydney (AUS) and Los Angeles (USA). Ive assisted many teachers including Fiona Pullen & Mark Robberds (AUS), and Melissa Cooper Margolin and Pranidhi Vashney (USA). I’ve taught Ashtanga Led Primary privately as well as in studios, ran beginner yoga courses at New South Wales University and at the University of Sydney and over the past decade built my own business Connecting Yoga. Ive shared my teachings to the elderly and the young,adapting the practice to support where my students are in space, time and circumstance.

 
My children are my practice

My children are my practice

In 2007 I started to teach pregnancy yoga. I felt the desire to help women feel comfortable in their bodies, to feel strong in their spirit and I wanted to support them in relationship. In 2011 I gave birth to my son, and in 2013 my daughter. Practicing throughout both pregnancies, I experienced the strength and space given by the postures,and the power of focus and meditation to help with action of childbirth. My desire to support women through the teachings of yoga has continued, and has lead me to specialize in pelvic floor health.

I live in gratitude to all my teachers: Mark Freeth, Hamish Hendry, Paul Dallaghan, Harmony Slater, Jeff Lichty, Neil Baker, Sharath Jois, Fiona Pullen, Jillian Pransky, Leslie Howard, Melissa Cooper Margolin, Maia Heiss & Pranidhi Vashney.