Tim Brew

Hatha and Restorative Yoga teacher

Biography

Tim has spent the last thirty years working in banking and IT but has always been keen on fitness classes and healthy living. While he only found Yoga relatively recently, it was during his first class that he discovered it was something very different to any other type of fitness class and immediately wanted to learn more. He quickly knew it was for him and decided he would train as a Yoga teacher to share the magic of Yoga with others, particularly to try to bring more men into Yoga. Building on his personal experiences, Tim is keen to introduce the wider health benefits of Yoga for the mind and spirit, as well as the body. Tim’s classes are a mix of Hatha yoga with some flowing sections and provide a real antidote to modern working life. Tim completed his Yoga Alliance teacher training in 2019. Tim also teaches Restorative Yoga. His favourite quote about Yoga is “Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.” B.K.S. Iyengar.

What do you do when you’re not teaching or practising yoga?

Since summer 2020, I have given up my consulting in the Banking and Payments market and now I am teaching yoga full time. Outside of Yoga, I have three working cocker spaniels, who keep me pretty busy, we try to get out for walks twice a day to keep us all fit! We also have quite a large garden with a number of raised beds, where we grow a large variety of our own fruit and veg.

Susie my wife and me both love cricket and are avid supporters of the England team. We love getting the chance to watch them play live - preferably where the weather is little better than in the UK! We have visited Barbados to watch a one-day game, which England won convincingly. South Africa next maybe?

Favourite posture?

Choosing my favourite posture is really tough, as I love so many but this pose is amazing - Extended Warrior Variation. To come into this pose start in Warrior 2 left leg forward and then lower your left elbow to left knee, continuing to keep the abdominals switched on, then float your right arm over your back towards your left hip, grabbing top of thigh, leggings or shirt. Draw your right shoulder back and breathe deeply as you get an amazing opening through the heart centre.

What’s on your bucket list?

We have friends in New Zealand (and Australia) and would love to take a month to travel around New Zealand and pop in and see our friends in Australia where we have been in 2001. I would also love to travel through South America one day; visiting Argentina where I have some long-lost relations!