Gideon Reeve

Yoga Teacher
London & Online

About Gideon Reeve

I have been teaching since 1990 across a broad spectrum of physical disciplines. Since 2006 I have become a firm advocate of the ‘modern intelligent’ approach, I draw on anatomy, biomechanics, neurology, philosophy, psychology, and traditional practices.

Our life experiences and history affect how we approach our practice. I’d like to tell you a bit about mine and encourage you to consider and value all your own too.

Games lessons and physical education (PE) were part of our school curriculum. I also took part in athletics and many team sports. My first formal physical instruction outside of that came in pre-season training for a local football team. As a teenager I bought my own weights and followed a famous body builder’s program. You may have had some similar experiences.

In my early twenties I attended my first ever yoga class, that was with Sama Fabian. At the time I was doing a full time professional musical theatre performers training which involved a great deal of dancing, body conditioning and stretching. Dance often encourages us to aspire to be like the greats, to have an external locus of evaluation. Dancers and theatre performers often inhabit an outward, audience facing dynamic. I was seeking something else from the yoga.

I became a contemporary dancer, however in my thirties my interest in yoga was greatly enhanced after I performed for seven years with internationally renowned yoga theatre group Tripsicore, touring throughout the USA and UK. The company yoga repertoire was completely transformational for me even after twelve years of dancing. I became more centered, focused, and grounded. My skillset improved immensely; dynamic acrobatic balances, strength, lyrical flowing movement and flexibility (joint mobility).  I became a much better performer.

My growing interest motivated me to complete a teaching diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga, recognised by the Sports Council as the governing body for yoga in England and Wales.

Nine years after becoming a yoga teacher I experienced another major shift in understanding when I began to study the modern intelligent approach. Applying scientific reasoning to the traditional eastern aims. This approach in particular encourages us to empathically value our internal and external sensations, to discover an internal locus of evaluation, in the moment. To develop our own individuality towards contentment or even self-actualization.

My professional qualifications

  • Yoga Teaching Diploma, The British Wheel of Yoga.

  • Anatomy of Asana certified, Peter Blackaby.

  • Humanistic Teacher Training Certificate, Peter Blackaby.
  • Yoga Nidra certified. Bihar School of Yoga & Satyananda Yoga Centres, Swami Pragyamurti.
  • Mindfulness study, London Buddhist Centre.
  • Transcendental meditation (TM), The Meditation Trust.
  • Pilates certified, OCR/RSA, MK Pilates.
  • Practitioner, Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).
  • Exercise to music certified, YMCA/RSA.
  • Former member of the Register of Exercise Professionals, Advanced Level 3.
  • Personal trainer training, London Academy of Personal Fitness.
  • Foundation Dance Course, Thamesdown Dance Studios, Swindon.
  • Musical Theatre Diploma, Arts Educational Schools, London.
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, CPCAB.

Learn yoga with Gideon

You can choose to attend online yoga classes or face to face yoga classes, in small friendly groups and/or personal coaching sessions.

Online Classes

Mondays 12-1.15pm or 7-8.15pm (UK) using Zoom

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Individual Tuition

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Face to Face classes

In-person Yoga classes in London.

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