Debbie Avery ”Shakeela”
A lifetime of teaching bodywork has been inspiring, challenging and immensely joyful. I teach what I practice and I practice what I teach ! My background is of mixed lineage, weaving together different styles of yoga from different traditions creating a well balanced and heart centered approach to my classes. I have been, and I still am influenced by a number of inspiring teachers….Osho, Swami Chidanand Saraswati in Rishikesh, Indra Devi and Yogis Shiva Rea, Eric Schiffman and Saul David Raye.
My journey through yoga has been one of self development and has totally enhanced and changed my life. It has given me the tools for example to help me cope with difficult and tragic times such as when my wonderful Mother passed away. The unfolding of my Body, Mind and Spirit has changed the way I see myself and the amazing World in which we live. I am blessed to have found Yoga and the inumerable benefits its teachings have to offer.
I am a highly experienced teacher and have facilitated and taught Continual Professional Development Days (CPD) for Friends Of Yoga Society International (FRYOG ) and various other schools of yoga where i have lectured in philosophy and the esoteric teachings of yoga. I organise retreats both in Mallorca and South India. I have previously held the position of Training and Standards Officer for FRYOG and represented the school several times at the Yoga Show London.
I trained and qualified with Friends of Yoga Society and teach the FRYOG International teaching diploma course (www.friendsofyoga.co.uk) I teach many yoga classes throughout Berkshire and Worcestershire and continue to organise retreats and workshops.