About Holly Cooper Yoga

Holly CooperFounder of Studio iO, A small dedicated Yoga Space in central Brighton I teach weekly classes in Hatha, Vinyasa Flow and TRX Yoga.

My passion for yoga began when I was at school although I was keen to practice yoga purely for it's physical benefits to improve my sport. It was after several years of dynamic practice that I then decided to travel and explore Yoga all over the World, my first stop was India followed by Thailand, Bali and Australia. It was in these countries that my passion grew further after truly finding out what yoga really is. My practice became deeper and much more of a mind, body and soul experience. Realising that it's not just about practicing postures (asanas) but it's also an incredible discipline that teaches us how we treat ourselves, others, how to stay calm and focused, encouraging us to overall look after ourselves and eat well.

I also travelled further afield exploring yoga in Southern America and then went onto find the college I trained with, the Prana Yoga College based in Vancouver. After completing my 200hr Hatha teacher training I started teaching straight away in the UK, since then I have qualifications in teaching Vinyasa Yoga studying with Shiva Rea, teaching Yoga to Children with the Special Yoga Centre in London and completed One to One teacher training with Kate Ellis. I regularly travel to London to visit centres like TriYoga to complete workshops and further my knowledge. My local teacher Sally Brooks keeps me motivated and challenged in my practice.

I teach my classical style of hatha yoga to help students feel relaxed and calm. The classes are tailored towards all levels so options are given to those who are more advanced. Each class focuses on the benefits of the practice and follow a formal flow encouraging students to breath fully and get to know their own body.

My Vinyasa flow classes are more dynamic and a dance like practice sequenced to music. These classes are designed to get you moving in your body and get a more aerobic workout. They are more suited to those with some yoga experience.

My newest addition to my teaching is TRX Yoga, a class I am developing and exploring all the time. The TRX Is a piece of equipment found in many big gyms, known as suspension training, I was introduced to it many years ago at a fitness bootcamp where the military were using them as a way of staying fit and active without needing gym equipment, The TRX allows the user to work with their own body weight with a variation of exercises. I teach the TRX exercises incorporating them with yoga stretching in the class building on strength and flexibility.

I also co- Founded Yoga and Pilates holiday company My Escape. We offer health and wellness trips all around the Globe for all budgets you can see more on this at www.pilatesandyogaholidays.com

Find out more at www.hollycooperyoga.com or get regular updates on health and fitness tips at her facebook page HollyCooperYoga

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