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Meet Ann Pidcock

This week we caught up with Ann Pidcock, who has two brand new classes starting on Saturday afternoons at Islington. Read on to find out more about Ann, who will be teaching Dynamic Flow, followed by Yin & Yoga Nidra every Saturday from 2nd June.

What can people expect from your class?

Vinyasa laced together with a central theme. A well thought out, layered sequence designed to prime the body for a specific posture or to explore a range of movement.

I also teach Yin which I find complements Vinyasa well. Similarly sequenced with care, but it’s style is very slow and concerns itself mainly with the connective tissues and energetic avenues of the body.

What do you like best about teaching at The Life Centre?

I’ve lived, taught and practised in Islington and at The Life Centre for years and it is home.

I really respect what the studio stands for in its choice of offerings and the other brilliant teachers here.

This has built a very passionate community of open, warm, intelligent practitioners who are embracing of all aspects of yoga.

Very grateful to be a part of it.

What do you think makes a good teacher?

Someone who opens doors and invites you to walk in and investigate.

Someone who is clear but not dogmatic and encourages you to question and find your own way.

Someone who is excited by their students expansion and progress.

What tips would you give to a beginner?

See your heightened sensitivity to doing something for the first time as an advantage.

What is your favourite asana?

Savasana? Ha ha, OK – Agnistambhasana (Fire Log Pose)…. I cycle a bit and this is the perfect antidote.

But seriously it’s Savasana.

Where might we find you on your days off?

At the cinema or reading fiction. I love getting lost in a story.

View Ann’s teaching schedule.

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