No More Shoulds provides accessible and inclusive yoga classes and mindfulness courses in Witney, South Leigh, Bampton, Eynsham and Stanton Harcourt. There are no ‘shoulds’ or expectations – simply a place to be, as you are, however you are.
Hello I’m Amy! Thank you for stopping by. Here’s a little about me and No More Shoulds.
I am a mindfulness and yoga teacher on a mission for kinder, healthier minds and to lose ‘should’ for good, both in practice and in life. A special interest in yoga for mental health recovery and post-traumatic growth has brought a simplicity and openness to my practice, promoting choice, agency and acceptance in every class – qualities I believe benefit everyone, regardless of their background, for a calmer, more peaceful everyday existence.
With personal experience of the healing powers of mindfulness, I developed a long-lasting personal meditation practice and trained to teach under internationally-renowned mindfulness expert, Shamash Alidina.
My mindfulness practice led me to yoga. Rather than starting from the physical postures (not being a gym bunny or particularly sporty), my yoga practice started with the goal of stilling the mind. I soon learned that this is much less a goal to be strived for, than the inevitable, beautiful product of just showing up on the mat, letting go of expectations and seeing what flows.
Alongside a lifelong interest in wellbeing and mental wellbeing, I read languages at Oxford, before embarking on a decade-long career in educational publishing and academic research into assessment and educational efficacy. Alongside regular teaching, I now bring all three passions together to offer workshops and training for schools (both children and staff) around Oxfordshire and for global educational media.
I run regular mindfulness courses for those who would like a calmer, more resilient mind, and weekly yoga classes in Witney, South Leigh, Stanton Harcourt, Eynsham and Bampton.
I live in a village in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with my husband, my two young daughters, and Molly the cat and Daisy the dog.
I am a fully accredited member of the Society of Holistic Therapists and Coaches and a registered 200hr RYT with Yoga Alliance Professionals.
I also contribute regularly to the wellbeing pages of lovely publications such as Good Housekeeping and Prima. Keep an eye out 🙂
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