Deirdra Barr Levings – Head Tutor Tatra Yoga
Deirdra has been practising yoga and studying its philosophies for over 17 years and specialises in yoga for relaxation and yoga for sports. She has a corporate business background so has a first-hand understanding of pressurised environments which is very relevant to people who suffer from work related stress.
In addition to yoga, she is a qualified in Thai Yoga Massage (applied yoga), sleep medicine, stress management, Hypnotherapy and NLP at master level. Teaching people simple daily relaxation techniques and functional yoga to incorporate into their busy lives is one of her specialities.
“I use an intuitive blend in my teaching from all my training and experience from sports science, sleep medicine and stress management..…. it’s like solution based yoga for whatever “problem” the student comes with, be it an injury, tight muscles, a stressful job, or just needing to connect more to their body. I love working 121 in the tradition of passing yogic knowledge on but I also enjoy the sense of fun and working together you can get from group classes.”
Teaching in beautiful natural surrounding is very conducive to re-connecting with our inner guide which is very clever and I am delighted to be working with Tatra Yoga at proving the very best quality wellness holidays.
Nichi is founder and director of The Yoga Space in Leeds and teaches Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga. She has been teaching for 11 years and loves sharing her passion for all things Yogic. She is registered with Yoga Alliance UK as a Senior RYT 500 teacher and teaches with Brian Cooper on his Union Yoga Teacher Training.
She has taught in Spain, Portugal and Greece and regularly teaches in the Lake district and Ireland. She takes her lead from her students and prefers to teach in a creative and organic manner depending on what her students bring to the class or workshop. Her main focus in her teaching is the breath, encouraging her students to feel rather than think on the mat.
Before becoming a Yoga teacher Nichi worked as a Therapist with children and adults and is fascinated with bodywork and how it can heal and transform. Nichi is an engaging and encouraging teacher with a warm,enthusiastic approach..She believes that Yoga is available to everyone as long as you have the courage to try it and let go.