From Feb 4th, Ann Pidcock will be bringing her dancer's poise and elegance to Saturday nights with her new 6-7.15pm class. Expect a sculpted, soothing flow followed by the deep release of yoga nidra. Here, she gives us, a feel for her practice.
How long have you been practicing?
I discovered yoga as a dancer - around thirteen Years ago. I've been teaching for nearly ten.
What compelled you to start teaching yoga?
I originally trained to teach because I loved practicing and found it complemented my work as a dancer. I wasn't sure if I would like teaching necessarily but I was instantly hooked by the incredible experience of sharing something that I was so passionate about, seeing the impact you can have on people's daily lives and the feeling of contribution to a community.
Describe your classes in three words?
Fluid, Heartfelt and Creative
Which pose do you find most challenging?
Sukhasana - a simple cross legged seat. Sitting still for long amounts of time is hard work! It makes sense that the physical practice was designed to prepare the body for meditation.
What inspires you as a teacher?
Anything that helps bring yoga into our everyday- as a tool that can help us to live a full life. Brilliant teachers who do this so well are Judith Hanson Lasater and Erinn Lewis. Also music and dance to inspire creative sequencing.
What’s your favorite pose at the moment?
Hmmm… I think it would have to be some kind of supine twist. What lovelier feeling than giving the spine a rinse out and some attention. I think I'll go and do that right now.