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Liz Turner, yoga teacher

Liz Turner has been practising yoga for over 16 years with a range of teachers and traditions. She qualified with the Satya Loka School of Yoga and Traditional Tantra (200 hour qualification).

One of her early inspirations was international teacher Debbie Mills. Liz is now a qualified Vinyasa Krama teacher (300 hour qualification) with Stephen Brandon in the same Krishnamacharya tradition that Debbie taught. And she has completed Srivatsa Ramaswami’s 100 hour advanced yoga teacher training course. Srivatsa Ramaswami studied for over 30 years with Sri T. Krishnamacharya (known as the Father of Modern Yoga). Liz is also a student of the work of Sri Bhashyam, one of Krishnamacharya’s sons with Stephen Brandon. This is a lineage in which knowledge has been transmitted for 20 generations and 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 qualified as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant with the American Institute of Vedic Studies, taught by Dr David Frawley.

Prior to studying yoga, Liz was a student of the School of Remembering created by Drunvalo Melchizedek. She completed his Awakening of the Illuminated Heart workshop led by Irene Viglia. This has helped with personal growth and to gain insight into science and spirituality.

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’.