haley blackman

My Story

The true essence of yoga is a personal journey. One that is encountered in those blissful moments in-between the breath, or when you dive deep during meditation. The place you encounter when you come face to face with your inner BE-ing; the real you. The moment you understand who, and what, you really are.

 
Haley Blackman Yoga
Haley Blackman Yoga
 

18 years ago yoga led me out of a long dark road of depression and self-abuse into a journey of self-discovery and awareness. A journey filled with teachings of light and endless possibilities - including the seemingly impossible idea of self-love. A body that had loathed and turned on itself in numerous ways began to appreciate its own strength and grace, and the divine soul that dwells within started, for the first time, to acknowledge its own shakti (power) seeking, in turn, to empower others to discover theirs.

 
Haley Blackman Yoga
 

I have been practicing yoga for 18 years and over the past 6 years have completed over 900 hours worth of teacher training. I am fortunate to have been taught by some of the very best teachers – Shiva Rea, Alexandria Crow, Katy Appleton, Meghan Currie, Elena Brower, and Kathryn Budig - through some of the UK's greatest Yoga centres - Yoga Campus, Tri-Yoga, Appleyoga, Yoga Professionals, and The Special Yoga Centre. My training includes Vinyasa Flow, Prana Flow, Yin, Pre & Postnatal Yoga, Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Teens, and Working with Yoga and Eating Disorders. I have also had the great pleasure of being part of the Real Flow Yoga Teaching Training faculty over the past 2 years, passing on my knowledge and love of yoga and empowering people through training them to become the very best yoga teachers they could possibly be.

I teach Vinyasa Flow because I love linking the beauty of movement to the breath through creative and innovative sequences. In addition, my fascination with both anatomy and mindfulness is evident in my love of Yin Yoga, and being able to leave you feeling that you have truly come back home to the body. My laid-back and empowering teaching style combined with my authentic and bubbly personality has earned me a loyal client base and social media following throughout the UK and beyond.

 
Haley Blackman Yoga
Haley Blackman Yoga
 

As an advocate for female empowerment and healthy body image, my other passion lies within empowering women. My skills as a Life Coach and a Yoga Teacher have enabled me to bring these passions together through my Moon Woman monthly Moon Circles, workshops and retreats. I have trained extensively in womens health and wellbeing with incredible teachers such as Dr Christiane Northrup, and the Red School, and I am also a qualified Thai Masseuse having trained with Brian Cooper, founder of the Yoga Alliance UK.

Yoga is a vehicle for healing in myriad ways. It strips away every layer until we're left naked and exposed in our true essence - love. That is the beauty of yoga. That is why I'm so passionate about yoga. That is why I teach.