A yoga teacher who has made it her mission to break down as many social barriers as possible!
Hi, I'm Mumtaz - I a Senior Yoga teacher and the lead course facilitator at1.SPACE studio. Alongside teaching classes I mentor yoga teachers and facilitate CPD courses to better enhance their teaching skills in specific areas. I am about bringing positivity and happiness into my Yoga and my classes. I have been breaking down barriers for women like me in the mainstream fitness industry here in the UK for a number of years. I am passionate about bringing empowerment, diversity and a challenge to the status quo. Let's make things a little better!
My love for Yoga began whilst I was studying economics at University - it helped me better manage my stress levels and ever since then it has been one of my biggest tools alongside my faith to help me deal with all the ups and downs that life has thrown at me. Yoga has taught me to find acceptance of my own identity and it definitely has helped me not to compare myself to others. I have over 20 years of yoga experience and 8 years of teaching experience. My recent trip to India qualified me as a 500-hour, multi-yoga style international trained teacher. These 500-hours have enabled me to facilitate teacher training programmes. This accreditation is important to me because I want more people to teach, share and benefit from Yoga.
"I feel blessed to find my calling to life and for me this is teaching yoga and seeking to bring people to this journey who wouldn’t necessary think it’s for them".
My classes are inclusive and fun. There are no prerequisites before you have a Yoga class with me - all you need is an open mind and a willingness to learn. For me, Yoga is about building a connection between your mind and body and I often find that a calmer mind tends to lead to a healthier body. It's about understanding that connection. My classes are also diverse and I love that I can attract such a wide range of ability into one space, for example, I can have a professional athlete sat next to a person who has just come out of surgery and there is something for the both of them. So my message is simple: Come to our Yoga studio, at1.SPACE, and let us show you the benefits of Yoga and share our love for it. I look forward to meeting you all very soon, sending you all love.