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As the owner of sida yoga, Victoria is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) with Yoga Alliance. Based in Dorset, she mainly teaches Restorative, Alignment and Vinyasa classes using yoga props to allow safe progression and deeper exploration of poses.


Victoria has travelled all over the world practicing yoga for the nearly 10 years. She is now based in Dorset, England, teaching individuals and groups. Victoria is able to offer a refreshing and energetic style of teaching focusing on the ‘feel good’ factor yoga provides.


Victoria works with her students closely to determine each individual need and develop tailored practices to suit all requirements. Keen to make yoga accessible for everyone, Victoria’s classes are multi-level from beginner to advanced.

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The Dark Side of Yoga

Have you experienced any negative side effects to your yoga practice? Eh? What? A downside to yoga? Vic, what are you talking about? Hang up your mat and get out of town! Immediately. Before I lose all credibility, side note necessary. Yoga is AWESOME and is by far the best thing I chose to do with my life. From the wisdom and golden nuggets gleaned from others, to the turbulent path of postures ranging in difficulty (massively), for me the result has been one of deeper self-awareness, power and happiness. However, …

When yoga gets tough: Can’t do, Won’t do

As a yoga teacher I hear and see this all the time; ‘I can’t do that’ or ‘I’m not doing that’ or ‘My legs/torso/arms/(insert other here) are too short/long’. Or, I get the quiet ones who just tend to look at me in horror waiting for the challenge to be over and we move on to something more accessible. Unless you have an injury or a similar reason for not being able to do the posture or challenge, then I always expect my students to at least give it a …

Yoga and sickness: Flunited we stand

So, should  you still head to your regular class if you are feeling under-the-weather?  That would be a hard…no. Let me explain why. Over Christmas, I was bed-ridden with the flu. You know you have the flu if you spot a £50 note on the floor and simply don’t have the capacity to even think about picking it up. I spent most of my time in my pyjamas in bed feeling very sorry for myself. My body ached, my throat was coarse and my ears were beyond painful. Two days into …