Gareth has over a decade of experience as a yoga teacher. He has gained teaching diplomas initially through the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) and subsequently with the Association of Yoga Studies (AYS) through the Sadhana Mala training program, qualifying him to work with individuals on a therapeutic level.
His main training was with Dave Charlton and Ranju Roy, the two senior Viniyoga teachers who founded Sadhana Mala, so naturally his classes follow this long established and respected approach, which adheres to the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar and more recently, Peter Hersnack. He continues to study with Dave by attending the monthly Mandala Study Group in Malvern.
Gareth draws upon his varied experience to create a stimulating and informative practice that is light hearted as well as challenging and moreover, effective. After all yoga should be enjoyable rather than a chore!
In addition to an extensive program of regular, weekly yoga classes throughout the year and one-to-one therapeutic consultancy, for 10 years now, Gareth and his wife Chantal have been running a range of yoga holidays in France, Sicily, Andalucia, Barcelona and Morocco.
Beyond his group class and individual teaching activities, he and Chantal also work in association with Sadhana Mala, offering yoga foundation courses and from 2016, teacher training courses.
As a complement to his yoga teaching, Gareth is an advanced Thai yoga massage practitioner. He trained for many years with Kira Balaskas from The School of Thai Yoga Massage in London and attended a number of advanced training courses with her teacher Asokananda, one of the world’s leading Thai yoga massage teachers. Asokananda who is now sadly missed, was the first to publish a book on the subject in any language other than Thai.
Gareth and Chantal, also train others to be practitioners in this ancient, yoga related healing art through regular courses at their Thai yoga massage training school in Cheltenham.