Richard was first introduced to Yoga whilst studying Physiotherapy at University as a way to compliment his Martial Arts practice. Realising that Yoga provided an excellent way to help manage and prevent injuries.
During this time Richard became interested in mind/body approaches to healthcare this included completing his dissertation which compared Mindfulness Meditation to traditional methods of relaxation.
He has worked as a Physiotherapist for the past 14 years and now specialises in Chronic Pain Management. Richard’s work with patients involves many aspects drawn from Yoga including core stability training, exercise therapy, breath awareness and retraining of movement patterns.
Richard is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance UK, he has a special interest in functional anatomy and applying this to Yoga as a way to improve technique, safety and effectiveness in asana practice.
Look out for our Strength and Flexibility courses and workshops taught by Richard from September. Richard will also be teaching functional anatomy on our Teacher training course.