Sheridan Forbes

Sheridan attended the Arts Educational School in London in the early 1980s moving on to a career in dance and drama, eventually giving all this up to have her first baby and  moving to Bath.  She really enjoyed being a full time  mum bringing up her 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 and runner have been overcome.

In 2012 she completed her British Wheel of Yoga foundation course and  began her Teacher Training at Triyoga in London. Sheridan completed this in 2014 at the same time taking over at Ashtanga Yoga Bath.  She also qualified at Triyoga to teach yoga to children and has completed  teaching courses with Joey Miles from Ashtanga Yoga Leeds as well as with many other wonderful Ashtanga teacher around the world doing workshops.

Sheridan has practiced in Mysore with Saraswatti Jois and plans to make an annual trip there to further her own practice.   She currently practices early morning in Bristol with Caroline Simpson at Ashtanga Bristol before she dashes back to Bath the teach the mid morning Mysore classes.

P1020963Bev and Simon

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.