Alex Russell

Yoga Instructor

Yoga Qualifications:

  • 200 hour Vinyasa Flow – Yoga Hero
  • 50 hour Yin Yoga – Angela Jervis-Reid at Yoga Hero
  • 100 hour Trauma Informed Yoga & Embodied Social Change – Yoga For Humankind

My background:

Alex started practicing yoga to help gain some flexibility for her other passion, rock climbing. She had no idea the path that yoga practice would lead her down and never imagined becoming a yoga teacher! 

Alex is from a corporate background, also being a qualified accountant and has worked for years in an office environment. This pressure from working life and a distinct lack of self care grew and seriously impacted her mental health over the years. She decided to join Yoga Hero’s first teacher training a decision that would create a huge ripple effect in her life. She had no intention of becoming a teacher but just felt she needed to do something for herself, it was intuition that drove her to it despite the self doubt within. Learning about yoga philosophy, pranayama and meditation had a distinct effect on Alex and she continues to study yoga philosophy. Yin yoga and meditation for Alex was a revelation as a person who is very much “on the go” it was so hard to sit for a length of time and be with her body, but over the years and with lots (and lots!) of practice she has been able to become more comfortable with being in stillness. But it is still a practice for her.

My yoga:

My classes involve lots of fluid movement working with the breath and moving into different shapes. I work from an inclusive and intuitive perspective when teaching, giving each participant time to see what feels good for them. For me yoga is about connecting with your body and all bodies move differently therefore it is important for me to offer everyone bodily autonomy. I also offer a grounding and centering practice at the start of each class, this might be through a guided meditation or body scan to help bring focus onto the mat and into the body.

What I offer:

studio classes // online classes // private 1-1 sessions

In my private 1-1’s I offer sessions tailored to your needs. Taking time before/during our first session to discuss with you what you would like to work towards, your goals, how you feel and move within your body. I will ask for feedback to ensure I can provide sessions to meet your needs, feedback is essential to helping me adapt and tailor a session so you get the most from the experience.

When Alex teaches:

Monday’s 12:15pm – Slow Flow & Meditation – in-person at Yoga Hero studio