Liz Turner has been practicing yoga for over 16 years with a range of teachers and traditions including from the Forge Yoga Centre in Totnes, Harbour House in Kingsbridge, Michelle Levi, Ra Lalita Dasi, international teacher Debbie Mills and teachers/ashrams in India. She qualified with the Satya Loka School of Yoga and Traditional Tantra, completing Teacher Training at the Alpen Retreat, Austria.
Liz is now studying Vinyasa Krama yoga with Stephen Brandon in the Krishnamacharya tradition and she has completed Srivatsa Ramaswami’s 100 hour advanced teacher training course. Srivatsa Ramaswami studied for over 30 years with Sri T. Krishnamacharya (the legendary yogi often known as the Father of Modern Yoga). Liz is also studying the work of Sri Bhashyam, one of Krishnamacharya’s sons. This is a lineage in which knowledge has been transmitted for 20 generations. Liz feels privileged to receive this unchanged system and pass it onto students.
As well as adult’s yoga, Liz is trained in Children’s Yoga, having completed the Foundation Teacher Training Course with YogaBeez plus Teenage yoga with Calm for Kids and Chair Yoga with Special Yoga.
Liz is also a student of the School of Remembering created by Drunvalo Melchizedek “to foster individual growth and increase the understanding of the human consciousness revolution”. She has completed his Awakening of the Illuminated Heart workshop led by Irene Viglia plus Drunvalo’s latest workshop, Cosmic Grace, both expanding her meditation experience and understanding of the science and spirituality behind a more heart-centred consciousness.
Liz has also completed workshops with Dr. Catherine Shainberg, the School of Images, exploring dreaming and the subconscious for personal transformation.
Her passion for nature started at an early age with regular family trips to Dartmoor and the sea. Throughout her life she has enjoyed creating her own ‘wild adventures’ when in nature and has hiked and climbed in many regions of the world.
Her studies and qualifications reflect this passion for nature. She qualified in Environmental Conservation NVQ3 and Environmental Science Bsc (Universities of Plymouth and Victoria, B.C.). She then gained a Distinction in Holistic Science MSc at Schumacher College.
For 12 years she ran NGO, Trees for Health, leading groups and workshops in a large range of activities including tree planting, tree care, wild food, green woodworking, guided tree walks and other gardening/plant care activities. She also carried out research into the food and medicinal uses of native trees and non-native perennials, making food products and working with many landowners to grow trees. As part of this for 5 years she set up and managed an agroforestry project on an organic farm in South Devon. Liz has worked with many groups including primary and secondary pupils, College and University students, people with Learning Disabilities and adults of all ages.
She now brings these 2 themes together with ‘Into Yoga and Nature’.