Arianna Palin BMus, MMus, LRAM, Yoga Teacher (YA and BWY-accredited)
Arianna took up Yoga in 2004 to help cope with the stress of training as a Classical Pianist. But it soon took over - she caught the Ashtanga bug and trained to teach alignment-based Hatha Yoga in London. She set off for Asia and spent some years as a travelling yogini, immersing herself in the Indian traditions, completing further trainings, studying Buddhism and doing extensive silent retreat. Eventually she found her home in Thiruvannamalai, and her teacher in Ramana Maharshi.
Something brought her back to the UK, where she is now settled and teaching locally in Glastonbury and Wells. She offers Hatha Yoga classes in different styles, drawing on the different traditions she has trained and studied in, primarily Anusara Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Over the years she says she has been blessed to have studied with many other glorious teachers, including Leela Miller, Donna Farhi, Max Strom, David Swenson and Bridget Woods-Kramer, and more recently has completed Pre and Post Natal training with Katy Appleton, who nurtured her through her own pregnancy and beyond.
"Hatha Yoga remains central to my life and everything I do, but because my years on the road and life's journey have brought me to some other expressions, it feels like a complete circle to embrace them. I've studied Indian Classical Music and singing as well as writing my own songs on the road, and been leading Kirtan since 2009. I now offer non-judgemental sacred sound work in the form of a Community Kirtan group and Sound Healing with Tibetan Bowls in the local Glastonbury community."