Sabine Dahn, Yoga Teacher & Therapist, CNHC registered
I have been involved in yoga for over 30 years and took a formal teacher training course with the Life Foundation School of Therapeutics in Bilston, West Midlands between 1993 and 1996 and subsequently taught small private classes.
Between 2003 and 2006 I further enhanced my studies with a three-year yoga and yoga therapy course in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar taught by Ranju Roy and Dave Charlton. This tradition opens out the full dimensions of yoga as a support for engaging in life and navigating calmly through its challenges on all levels, physical, mental and emotional.
This course is accredited by the national umbrella organisation for yoga, The British Wheel of Yoga, the Association for Yoga Studies and I continue to work on a 1:1 basis with Ranju Roy developing my own personal practice as well as receiving supervision for the students who work individually with me. .
I have a wide variety of experience in teaching very diverse groups of people in and around Brighton (East Sussex). This includes general classes as well as teaching residents in a retirement home (aged 75+), specific classes for people with mental health issues and their carers (in conjunction with MIND); advanced yoga students who have been committed to yoga for many years, teenage college students, and the occasional children’s groups. My general, mixed ability classes have benefited people with many physical and emotional difficulties such as hernia, ME, fibromyalgia, asthma, back problems, Parkinson’s, panic attacks, anxiety and depression.
More recently I have developed a three step programme for people looking towards creating resilience to cope with the many stresses we experience in life - you will find more information about these on my website under 'Yoga and Mental Health'.
The emphasis in my teaching lies in individual tuition to people who want to address specific health issues, focusing entirely on their own needs and working towards improvement through a personal daily home practice.
Between 2010 and 2013 I have been offering yoga therapy to patients at the Royal Sussex hospital on a weekly basis. The first year and a half I worked on the hematology ward, and then moved on to support patients on the gynae-oncology ward and at the Sussex Cancer Centre. At present I support parents, teenagers and younger children on the oncology ward at the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital.
I am calmly convinced that yoga will benefit anyone who takes the time to practice it in whatever area of life they are seeking to make positive progress, be it on a physical, mental or emotional level. I also know from experience that teaching on an individual level is the most beneficial and it is lovely to see people make so much positive progress and stride ahead in their lives with renewed confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training
with Fine Balance Yoga; May 2015
Ayurvedic Pulse Reading
with Ayuseva, Brighton; March-July 2013
Training for Introductory Workshops for Sadhana Mala Teacher Training Courses with Ranju Roy from Sadhana Mala; Feb 2013
Teaching Yoga to People Living with Cancer
Julie Friedeberger, London Oct 2010-May 2011
Teaching Yoga to Children
With Marc Beauvain from Healing Yoga Foundation 2008 - 2009
Sadhana Mala Yoga Teacher Training (Accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga, the Association of Yoga Studies and the KHYF); London 2006 - 2008
The course is also recognized by the Complementary Natural Health Care Council where I am registered as a yoga therapist.
Accredited register membership
Other available therapies
Viniyoga, Individual Tuition, Natural Skincare, Yoga for Mental Health; Yoga for Cancer patients (adults; teenagers and children)
- Ongoing - Yoga - Group class for mixed ability students
- Ongoing - Yoga - Group class for the over 50's
A yoga therapy session usually takes an hour and costs £35. The first session might take a little longer as time is needed to get to know each other and for me to understand your concerns. However I don't charge any more for extra time on the first session.
After the first session you will walk away with your personal yoga practice which you will be asked to incorporate into your daily routine in a comfortable and manageable way. Initially, depending on your experience with yoga, I may need to see you again in a week or in a fortnight's time just to make sure you are comfortable with the practice and support you in case there are any issues. Subsequently the intervals between sessions will increase so that you will practice 4-5weeks on your own and then return so we can discuss any progress made, address any concerns that have come up and adjust your practice accordingly.
Yoga works with the body, gradually and gently, so progress will take a little time. Thus it is advisable to allow yourself a minimum of 5 sessions to experience the full benefits. You may find that yoga becomes a much treasured part of your daily life.
In 2013 I also started working as a Weleda Wellbeing Advisor as I love Weleda's 100% natural skincare products and medicines and their holistic approach to wellbeing. Just like individually tailored yoga the products address specific needs and concerns which change with time and life circumstances; they work on all the senses and are backed up not just with the experience of Weleda's pharmacists but also the love of everyone involved in the production through to the sale of the products. What's more they are fairly traded, bio-ethically sourced and completely and utterly natural so you don't do the environment any harm when for example the bath milk finally goes down your drain! Have a look on my facebook link if you feel inspired and would like to find out more.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
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