My name is Isobel and I am a qualified yoga teacher living in Thursley near Guildford, Farnham and Haslemere.
I began practicing yoga as part of my recovery from an illness. I can still remember the first time I tried Hatha. Standing in a Tadasana I thought to myself, ‘I have come home’.
For someone who has never quite felt comfortable in herself, yoga has become an incredible part of my life. When I am on the mat, I am myself and no longer afraid of the world. Yoga is more than just an asana practice. It teaches us how to truly live.
Roots Yoga is a safe and welcoming space for people to come along and take a break through asana (postures), pranayama (breathing) and dhyana (meditation). By taking some time out from the world we can learn to become a contented part of it.
I specialise in Hatha and Vinyasa asana but draw on other yoga traditions to give my students a variety of experiences. I teach small groups and one to ones at all levels.
If you would like to book a class, make an inquiry or just ask a question please use the information on the Contact page. I send out a weekly newsletter that includes what's on and when, drop me a line if you'd like to receive it.
'It really was so peaceful in there… Everyone who arrived were all different levels of experience and they were all so welcoming as well as having a laugh and making the atmosphere nice and relaxed.'
'Isobel was brilliant. She came over and adjusted my posture a couple of times throughout the class and automatically I could feel the difference. She also gave members of the class encouragement as we went along. All the poses and stretches were explained slowly and thoroughly, and Isobel has such a calming voice… The class was so enjoyable, and I had arrived with a bad back, which had disappeared by the time I left!’
'It was such a nice sense of community and there was a real sense of calm… I really did feel very welcome.’
'Isobel really is such a lovely soul; she will put you at ease as soon as you arrive. Give it a go! I am so glad I went yesterday, it even helped me with my sleep last night, I feel brand new today!'
-Claire Taylor, Vantage Magazine 2020
• Studying with Raquel Alves>
• Member of Yoga Alliance>
• 200hr yoga teacher training certified>
• Children's yoga teacher certified 2019>
• Pre and post-natal yoga teacher certified 2020>
• CBT diploma 2019>
• Emergency first aid certified>
• Horticultural therapist certified 2019>
• DBS checked>
• BA Honours English Literature, Royal Holloway University of London (2019)>
• Author of ‘A Growing Mind: the small book of gardening for eating disorders’ (2017)>
• Member of the horticultural community space2grow, Farnham>
Further studies in progress
• 300hr yoga teacher training>
• Eating Disorder Therapy>
• CBT Therapy>
• Massage Therapy>