My name is Jacqui Gunnion and I am a British Wheel of Yoga teacher in County Durham.
I was born in Consett and grew up in Blackhill before moving to Bridgehill so I am very much a “home grown ” teacher with strong links to the local community.
I began practising yoga in 1994 and went on to complete the Foundation Course with Vera Oates before training with Terri Hilder on the British Wheel of Yoga diploma and qualifying as a teacher in 2009.
Since then I have taught a regular class at the Louisa Centre in Stanley and I have also provided cover for other teachers in the area most recently in Shotley Bridge.
I have been involved in promoting yoga in the workplace through staff sessions at the Environment Agency in Newcastle and am looking forward to introducing sessions for older pupils in St Bedes school in Lanchester.
I have tutored workshops for local yoga groups in Durham, Teeside, Northumberland and Newcastle and have also led sessions at the Northern Yoga Festival held annually at venues across the north east.
I teach Hatha yoga and very much concentrate on the physical and emotional benefits of yoga
My classes aim to create balance in the body by developing both strength and flexibility and explore the connection between the breath and the body.
They are suitable for both beginners and intermediate students and use both breathing and relaxation to help create a calm and centred practice.