Meet Your Inside Out Yoga Tutor: Palvinder

Palvinder, Yoga Teacher at Inside Out Dru Yoga

Palvinder, Yoga Teacher at Inside Out Dru Yoga

Meet Inside Out tutor Palvinder.

Let’s find out a little more about her below.

  1. How long have you been practising yoga, how long have you been teaching and what first got you into it?
    I came across Dru Yoga coincidentally (although I do believe that nothing happens by chance) during the most unsettling period in my life. I was looking for ‘something’, ‘anything’ but not really sure what, that was until I drove into the car park of Snowdonia Lodge, Dru Yoga centre in Wales on a beautiful Saturday morning in October 2011 and met Ned one of the senior tutors at the centre.
    After our hour chat I was signed up on the Teacher Training Course due to start in the following month. Either Ned had a great sales pitch or I had just found what I was looking for.
    In 2014 I did my final yoga assessment and started a couple yoga classes whilst still working in housing. However, in summer 2015 I left my full time job and since then I have been doing the most amazing job which I love, I share (teach) Dru Yoga.
    I have found that this journey has not simply been about learning and teaching movements and techniques but most importantly has been a transforming experience for me and therefore I feel totally one with Dru Yoga, its principles and whole concept of experiencing at different layers.
  2. What is your favourite yoga pose or practice, and why?
    Not sure if I have only one favourite posture or sequence. I love Vrksasana (the tree) because I find that it stretches every part of the body releasing any tightness or tension and works on strengthening the key muscles to improve posture. Yet at the same time it completely synergises the body and mind alignment.
    I also love the Bhima (Uttita Parsvakonasana) because for me this posture is a very powerful posture not only physically, working on strengthening muscles and so on but psychologically empowering. I feel this is one of those postures where it enables you to combine your physical and inner strength with the compassion from your heart creating that complete balance of simply ‘knowing who you are’.
    Each Dru Sequence and EBR creates its own amazing experiences and just when you think you’ve experienced ‘everything’ something new arises. However, if I have to mention one then it would EBR3 The Heart Awakening Sequence.
  3. And which is your least favourite! And why?
    At this moment in time I’m working on shoulder stance because it is one posture that I think I need to explore.
  4. Any claims to fame?
    None
  5. Any other interests or hobbies?
    I ride a motor bike
  6. Can you describe your yoga class in 3 words?
    Friendly, relaxed, joyful
  7. Do you have any advice for someone thinking about trying Dru Yoga for the first time?
    Simply enjoy and experience