Sheridan trained at the Arts Educational School in London in the early 1980s moving on to have a career in dance and drama eventually giving all this up to have her first baby. After moving to Bath she really enjoyed being a stay at home mum bringing up three daughters.
She started to practice Ashtanga yoga with Bev Sowerby and Simon Chandler in 2007. An immediate sense of the physical and psychological potential of this system of yoga encouraged Sheridan to become a committed practitioner ever since. As her practice has deepened, her historic injuries from being a professional dancer have been overcome.
In 2012 she completed her British Wheel of Yoga foundation course in Exeter with Andrea Durant and began her Teacher Training at Triyoga in London with Susannah Hoffman and Jeff Phenix. She has also qualified at Triyoga to teach yoga to children which she loves to do. She continues to study with Bev and Simon who have encouraged and mentored her to teach Ashtanga yoga. She also purses her passion for Sanskrit chanting.
Ashtanga Yoga Bath was established in 2001 by Bev Sowerby and Simon Chandler, who have been passing on traditional teachings of Ashtanga and Ayurveda to students in the South West and beyond ever since.
Bev and Simon are both direct students of Sri K Pattabhi Jois (affectionately known as Guruji), having regularly studied at KPJAYI in Mysore, India. In February 2004, Bev was authorised to teach primary series by Guruji and Simon in 2006. In 2010, Simon received level 2 authorisation for teaching the intermediate series from Guruji’s grandson, Sharath Rangaswamy.
Bev and Simon are also long standing students of several of Guruji’s most senior and well respected students, including Lino Miele, John Scott, Nancy Gilgoff, Dena Kinsberg, Tina Pizzimenti and Gwendoline Hunt.
While still involved in the teaching of senior students both in Bath and from their home in Crackington Haven in North Cornwall, Bev and Simon handed over the day-to-day running of Ashtanga Yoga Bath to their student Sheridan Forbes.
You can find out more about Bev and Simon on their website. We will also keep you posted of any courses and workshops planned for North Cornwall here.