Fiona Callanan | Yogarise Streatham | Dynamic Flow
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Fiona Callanan

Dynamic Flow

Fiona discovered Yoga back in 2014 on a sweltering hot day in Hong Kong when she was on maternity leave from her job as a litigation lawyer after having had her second baby in as many years. When she struggled not to pick up her phone as it started ringing during the class (to her horror when she looks back on it!), Fiona started to realise that Yoga might be beneficial for her in more than just a physical way.

Fiona got addicted to her Yoga practice fairly fast in true Type A lawyer style and went on to complete her first teacher training in Hong Kong in 2018. Since then Fiona has done advanced trainings with Patrick Creelman, Jason Crandell, Marcus Veda and Hannah Whittingham. She teaches Rocket Inspired 4 Beat Vinyasa to music and her classes focus on finding stillness and focus through the breath and proper alignment in the poses for every body. Fiona also teaches Yin, which has taught her to soften a lot in her practice over the years and to sit still with herself more.

Fiona is a right below the knee amputee, having lost her leg in the Asian Tsunami of 2004. Her Yoga practice has had a huge impact on her physically, showing her directly through her body every day that her limitations are always much more mental than physical. It has also gradually helped her over the years to recognise and then deal with the trauma that she suffered as a result of her injuries. Fiona aims in her classes to teach her students to understand how to apply their Yoga practice to their lives to empower themselves to challenge any perceived limitations that they might have and invoke a sense of possibility, joy, and fun, so that both they and those around them can benefit from their practice.