Esther Abrey - Sport Yoga Class Instructor at TGgym and Wellness - Henley on Thames

Esther Abrey

About Esther

Esther loves helping others love yoga. She has been practicing for over 15 years, originally vinyasa, then ashtanga and over the years found a more somatic informed movement.

Esther believes that yoga starts at home and is committed to remaining curious – studying and exploring practices and knowledge both cutting edge and ancient. She is a 500 hour Yoga Alliance qualified yoga teacher, as well as both pregnancy and post-natal. Her passion for study and enquiry has included yoga philosophy, yoga for emotional resilience (yoga and depression, anxiety, and PTSD), restorative yoga, yoga nidra, and aerial yoga. 

Both her specialist qualification of Yoga for Sports and Athletes, and working with athletes and those in sport, has led to blending her knowledge of functional movement and practices to support stability, mobility and healthy range of movement into all classes. She is one of the few people in the country to hold this Yoga Alliance Professionals specialist qualification, run by MUFC’s and other Premier Football Clubs’ Yoga Coach. Esther has followed up this with further studies into breathwork for sports performance, and yoga anatomy and physiology. 

She’s passionate about making yoga accessible, fun and something that can be applied off the mat as well as on. The word ‘yoga’ in Sanskrit means ‘union’ and there is nothing better than helping someone to find out what that means for them; whether finding the union of the body and the mind, or the breath and the movement.

qualifications

  • Yoga Alliance 500 hours
  • Yoga Alliance Professionals 80 hours Yoga for Athletes and in Sport
  • Breathwork to Improve Sports Performance 
  • Yoga Alliance Yoga Nidra 60 hours
  • Yoga Alliance Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 25 hours
  • Yoga Nidra for Mental Wellbeing course
  • Active IQ Aerial Yoga Teacher Training
  • Yoga Alliance Prenatal Yoga 85 hours
  • Yoga Alliance Postnatal Yoga 20 hours (with multiple yoga schools)
  • Yoga Alliance Mum and Baby Yoga 15 hours
  • Yoga Alliance Professionals Advanced Postnatal 20 hours
  • C-section Recovery – Postnatal Yoga specialist course