Gerrard Martin is a Yoga Alliance UK certified teacher. He gained his initial yoga experience from his professional dance training at De Montfort University and The Northern School of Dance and was so intrigued that he started practicing in the Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Kundalini and vinyasa yoga.
He went on to study with Abby Hoffman on her Embodied Dance Pro 60 course, which explores the connection with yoga and dance, after which he began his 200 hour teacher training at the Freestyle Yoga Project with Mark Freeth and Anna Robertshaw, whose mission-statement is:
'Dynamic, challenging, vinyasa-orientated, The Freestyle Yoga Project, is geared towards encouraging teachers and students to think for themselves, and investigate what’s going on over the side of their particular yogic box'.
This philosophy, as well as his dance training, informs Gerrard’s teaching. He provides students with classes that offer challenge and a safe space in which to unburden insecurities and physical blockages.
Sessions include a combination of yoga and movement /dance to aid physical aptitude and gain a better insight into the connection between body and mind. Gerrard uses vocal percussion and music in his classes, as he has an interested in singing/chanting.
Gerrard has led yoga workshops for the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the University of Northampton and has taught at the Mind Body Therapy Centre. He has performed in ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Ballet Black’. He has also danced for The National Theatre, has toured internationally with the ‘English National Opera’, and has performed at the Royal Opera House.
Gerard teaches the following classes:
Wednesday 11.30-1pm Yin Yang Yoga
Wednesday 1-2pm Hot Lunchtime Flow