About BridgetMYoga

A passion for yoga


Welcome to BridgetMYoga

I am Bridget Marrison and I teach yoga in West Malling, Kent. UK

I am passionate about yoga and never cease to be amazed by how it makes me feel. I hope my teaching reflects this.

I trained as a Vinyasa flow teacher with Katy Appleton and Appleyoga. I also qualified as a Relax and Renew® trainer with Judith Hanson Lasater. My teaching combines yoga flow with deep rest and relaxation. I continue to study on a formal basis whenever I can.

How I began practising yoga

When I started yoga, I was in my twenties and looking for a way to stretch my body to counteract the effects of competitive sport. I thought it would also be a good way to relax. I had a busy lifestyle and a demanding career.  

I quite enjoyed the classes and I certainly slept well after them, but I wasn’t hooked. Given the demands on my time, away from a desk, a game of tennis was still my first-choice activity. But after sustaining a back injury playing tennis, I revisited yoga. I knew that I needed to continue to strengthen my muscles and find a way to clear my head from my job as a publisher.

In my thirties I was lucky in that I found a great teacher. I enjoyed the physical practice and began to look forward to those sessions. I gradually found myself signing up for workshops, retreats and noticing improvements not only in my physical body, but also in my ability to have a sharper work focus.  

Yoga became part of my life.  

Why I teach yoga

I hadn’t planned on becoming a yoga teacher. In fact, I signed up for teacher training as a way of learning more, but soon realised what great joy there is in sharing yoga and enabling other people to experience its benefits too. The rest, as the saying goes, is history.

I have had the privilege to study with some of the best teachers in the world. My principal teacher is Katy Appleton of Appleyoga. In 2013, after many years attending her classes in South West London, I completed my 230-hour teacher training with her.  I still regularly attend her classes. The style is broadly categorised as Vinyasa flow.  

I also qualified as a Relax and Renew Trainer® with Judith Hanson Lasater, who in 2015 was named by Yoga Journal as the most influential yoga teacher in America in the last 40 years. Relax and Renew® is restorative yoga.

My special yoga interest

I have recently undertaken several training courses in adaptive yoga. At Spadework, the local charity where I am Business Development Manager, I share chair yoga with adults with learning and other disabilities. I have also completed a training with Yoga in Healthcare Alliance to teach a 10-week programme proven to have benefits for people who have been diagnosed as pre-type 2 diabetic, have pre-cardiovascular disease or who experience anxiety and mild mental health issues.

I continue to study formally whenever I can. It helps me to deepen my own practice.  I hope that means my students benefit from this too. 

My approach to yoga teaching

I am a member of Yoga Alliance Professionals, one of the key professional bodies in the UK. I am committed to ensuring that yoga is taught and experienced in a way that is not only physically safe for students and is relevant in the context of our 21st century lifestyles, but that also respects the traditions of yoga.

I am deeply grateful to all of my teachers and my students, from whom I have also learned much.

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