I’m Tali, a Yoga Teacher and Holistic Health Coach currently residing in picturesque Edinburgh. I’m all about the green smoothies and my yoga mat, and I want you to fall in love with looking after yourself too!
I wasn’t always this energised and content. It’s a sad truth that so many of us are struggling to find health and happiness in their lives, the part of our identity that we’re not so down with sharing on social media.
I have absolutely been there.
Stress was once my constant companion, but through yoga, intuitive eating and improved self-awareness, I am in control and lead a balanced life. I have created a meaningful existence where I get to share my love for yoga and health with my amazing students and clients – and I always practice what I preach.
Although I have practiced yoga on and off for 10 years, it wasn’t until 2012 when, crippled by mental health difficulties, I really discovered yoga. When I (almost unwillingly) stepped onto my mat I realised that something had to change, and that a regular yoga practice could lead the way to health and happiness. That day was pivotal in my life, but illness is just one of many reasons why people find yoga. Whatever your motive, I am certain that my offerings will benefit you!
Yoga is truly about creating union and harmony in the body and the mind. While it is a great form of exercise, improving cardiovascular function, strength and flexibility, it really is so much more than that. By practising self-acceptance on the mat, you can take what you experience in class and apply it to every aspect of your life, resulting in greater self-awareness and intrinsic strength.
I use yoga as a tool for empowerment. I’m sure everybody is aware of the de-stressing, ego-quietening, muscle-lengthening qualities of yoga by now, but I am equally passionate about its potential to heal the mind and body and help you feel your best. I primarily teach yoga in a 1:1 or 2:1 context, and also offer group classes for local businesses. I love teaching private yoga as it provides a safe environment for the student to learn and absorb the benefits of yoga, with my full undivided attention and encouragement. I also teach corporate classes for local businesses, and offer a select few weekly group classes. I can also integrate yoga into your health coaching package, if you want to change the way you move and eat.
I take inspiration from multiple lineages of yoga, from soothing Yin yoga to creative Power Vinyasa Flow. You can expect my classes to be intense but fun, with an emphasis on coordinating breath with movement. They are tailored for all levels, from complete beginners up to more advanced practitioners, as I will always provide modifications to make challenging poses more accessible. My classes will always finish with some gentle restorative postures and savasana to relax the mind and body.
I am also a graduate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, where the importance of eating well and looking after ourselves was really reinforced for me. These studies were transformational for me, and strengthened my desire to help others find the tools to heal themselves. My interests in health came after many years of yoyo-dieting. I used to have the worst relationship with food, but my life changed dramatically when I discovered intuitive eating and healthy foods. After studying nutrition and wellness through IIN, I now offer Health Coaching, where I mainly work with women who are going through similar struggles to improve their relationship with food, throw out the diet books, and fall back in love with themselves. Life is too short to put yourself down constantly.
With all the stresses of modern-day society, it is very easy to disconnect with what we really want from life. I used to work in genetics and love to combine science and alternative medicine. I see that everybody is different and that there is no such thing as “one size fits all”, and I will help you strive to be the best version of yourself you can be – and celebrate your uniqueness every step of the way. Whether it’s visiting handstands for the first time, healing your negative feelings around food, or discovering adventure in your daily life, I can help you.
Practicing yoga has truly transformed my life and now I really want to help you discover your potential – physically, mentally and spiritually. Please feel free to say hello using my contact form or via social media. I would love to hear from you!