Rocci first tried yoga with her Mum and a Geri Halliwell video over 18 years ago. Later on when she worked at English National Opera she had long breaks to take during her 15 hour working days. So joined the local leisure centre in the heart of Covent Garden, where they had regular yoga classes. These classes made such a difference to her long and stressful working days, they became her haven.
Since then Rocci has trained with Ruth White, Diane Long, Gary Carter, Jane Mackarness and Rainbow Kids Yoga. She has always dreamed of being able to teach yoga to everyone – whatever the age.
Rocci has been teaching yoga since completing her 500hour yoga teacher training course with Ruth White in 2010. She trained with Classical Yoga in Pre and Postnatal yoga in 2011, in 2012 she qualified as a Children’s yoga teacher with Rainbow Yoga. In October of 2018 Rocci will become a Senior Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals having completed 8 years and over 8000 hours of teaching.
Get to know your teacher – Rocci Q&A
Why do you teach Yoga/What does Yoga mean to you?
Yoga has changed my body, mind and my life. I have always been energetic (on the verge of hyperactive) and used to be chaotic, yoga has given me focus, space and a smile. I love how people can come into class having rushed around all day/week shoulder’s up to their ears with stress and leave relaxed, spacious and happy. You can almost see the weight of their lives melt from their body and face when they get on the mat.
Tell us about your classes (pace/style/specialism)?
My aim in each class is to create a good space for everyone to feel comfortable and relaxed. I give plenty of options, so you can work at a level that suits you. We play with poses, so you can feel in control and learn for yourself.
I love teaching to all ages and walks of life, I believe that everyone can benefit from yoga, it’s not all postures. I also encourage people to take yoga off the mat and into their everyday life, so they can see how yoga really works.
What is your favourite Yoga Pose?
Savasana (relaxation) – isn’t it everyone’s!
Describe yourself in 3 Words
Live, Love, Learn – has been my mantra for over 10 years.