About me

 

My name is Georgie Bassford and I've lived with my husband and three children in Bath since 2003 and taught yoga here since 2004. 

I don't teach a specific style of yoga, although over the years I've developed specialisms in pregnancy, postnatal yoga and women's health, as well as yin yoga.  I bring to my classes whatever new ideas I'm learning, share my inspirations and try new things. And I am still learning. Of course!

"You teach best what you most need to learn" Richard Bach

It's very important to me honest and authentic, to keep studying the ancient wisdom as well as the latest understanding about the mind and body and to bring this to my classes.  I particularly am inspired by the work of people
Gary Carter of Natural Bodies, a world authority in the field of fascia and myofascial (muscle) within a yoga context and am always love anyything by Katy Bowman of Nutritious Movement.   I also regularly attend in-person workshops and online trainings, which you can see below.


Yoga is not a religion. It's not a panacea. But it has the potential to be life changing, moving you in the direction of good health and happiness.  Yoga can be fun or serious. fast-paced or slow, intense or relaxing, solitary or companiable, and much more besides. You know your mind and body better than anyone else and in my classes you're encouraged to be your own teacher, listening to your instincts so you get the most out of every class and leave feeling uplifted, happier and healthier than when you walked in!

 

You can contact me here

 

 

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My Qualifications & Training

  • 500hr 3-year BWY Yoga Teaching Diploma 1999-2002
    BWY (British Wheel of Yoga) is the largest yoga organisation in the UK and is recognised by the Sports Councils as the national Governing Body for Yoga in the UK.  As a member of the BWY, I am bound by their ethics and code of practice, comprising values such as integrity, responsibility, competence and confidentiality. I'm also insured through them.
     
  • Anatomy and Myofascial Movement series for yoga teachers 2016-2017   A 10-month (100hr) training with Gary Carter (Natural Bodies) to deepen my understanding of anatomy and physiology, learning the up-to-the minute science of fascia and myofascia and ways to use yoga to access and release tensions and tightness around the body that causes imbalances and pain.
     
  • Advanced Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Norman Blair April 2018
    60hr advanced training, London.
     
  • One day workshops in person with, amongst others;
    • Dot Bowen (Scaravelli-inspired practice)
    • Sarah Ryan (The Upanishads)
    • Maarten Vermaase (meditation)
    • Derek Thorne (Atma Vichara - The Spirit of Stillness)
    • Charlotta Martinus (Yoga for Mental Health)
    • Bill Wood (Yoga and the Spine)
    • Christopher Gladwell
    • Andrea Newman (Yoga and stability)
  • Online training: Judith Hanson Lasater, Jenny Burrell (Burrell Education), Katy Bowman (Nutritious Movement), Yoga Nidra with Rody Stryker (Para Yoga), Lynn Schulte (Institute for Birth Healing)
     
  • First Aider in the Workplace
     
  • Infant Massage Course (Basic International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) Baby Massage Course)
     
  • Yoga for Pregnancy Teaching Diploma with Wendy Teasdill (BWY)
     
  • Post Natal Teaching Diploma with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli (Womb Yoga)
     
  • Adapting Modern Functional Fitness Tools for the Pregnant and Postnatal Client with Jenny Burrell (Burrell Education and FitPro)
     
  • Save a Life - Child and Baby British Red Cross certificate (level 1)
     
  • Member of AIMS (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services)
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