Meet Vicki Austin

Vicki is one of the most community spirited and generous yogis I have had the pleasure of meeting. 

She has almost twenty years under her belt as a yoga teacher and in 2014 she gained a diploma in Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga.

I am totally thrilled that Vicki is sharing her knowledge on both these vast subjects at FF Re-imagined!

Based in Aylesbury, Vicki offers traditional yoga classes based on Asana (postures), Pranayama (Breath work) and Relaxation. 

She started practicing yoga regularly in 1997 with the wonderful Ruth Lovell who subsequently encouraged her to explore the path of yoga and the possibility of becoming a teacher.  Thanks to her unwavering support and reassurance, Vicki gained her teaching qualification from the Sivananda Organisation in 2002. Since then she has practiced with many other great and varied teachers from other yogic traditions, including Forrest Yoga which has inspired her teaching here at Festival Freedom this year.

Forrest Yoga is renowned globally as a powerfully physical, internally focused Ceremonial yoga practice that emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience from the yoga mat into daily life.

Experience 60 minute Vicki's Forrest inspired practice below

Ayurveda is often called Yoga’s Sister Science and is concerned with achieving mental and physical balance.

 Ayur (meaning Life) Veda (knowledge) is the ancient Indian holistic medical system based on achieving  harmony with nature. It is a vast and fascinating subject which Vicki enjoys studying hugely and from which she continues to learn so much since gaining her initial diploma in Ayurveda Diet & Lifestyle at Ayurveda Pura under the expert tutelage of Dr Deepa Apte. 

It is a holistic approach to health and is prevention orientated. Ayurveda’s effectiveness in treating illness and imbalance Iies in its approach – that of treating the root cause of the problem, rather than just the symptoms

Watch Vicki's brilliant Introduction to Ayurveda below