YogaWithVickiB - who am I? What's my background?
Updated: Feb 10
I'm a yoga teacher, but WHO am I? Let me introduce me.. in no particular order
🧘♀️ Hi, I'm Vicki Baumann - I am married but go by my maiden name as I've got so good at spelling my surname out (and usually repeating it), it seems daft letting all that experience go to waste! 😂
🧡 I'm a yoga teacher and absolutely love working with women who are nervous about, or put off, starting yoga because of preconceived ideas such as
🔸 Left it too late
🔸 Too inflexible
🔸 Not strong enough
🔸 Think yoga is "just lying about on a mat and you won't get a 'proper' workout" - you certainly will when you attend my yoga flow classes! 😅 But you can start in a small supportive beginners course group where you will slowly build up your strength and flexibility
🏖 During Pandemic Lockdown I moved to Poole in Dorset, having spent my entire life in Surrey and SW London
🚑 Being left with a 'life changing' injury in a hit and run accident as a pedestrian in London started my journey to yoga teacher. A year to be able to walk again unaided and being left very weak and inflexible as a result - I went back to my yoga mat to 'find myself' again and to get strong
📺 I took 12 hours to transition my business from in-person to all live on-line via Zoom at the start of the pandemic and have seen my students love that it's so convenient - roll out your mat and you're ready to go!
🇨🇭 I'm half Swiss-Dad and half Geordie-Mum 🐮 I love cows, my favourite being a Belted Galloway
🎬 I've never watched Star Wars or Grease
🧀 My favourite dish is a Cheese Fondue with plenty of Kirsch to dip your bread into
🍫🥖 And a close second, a bar of Swiss Chocolate in a half baguette sandwich eaten up a mountain
🏍 Motorcyling has always been central in my life and I've toured all across the Swiss, French & Italian Alps on my Ducati 750SS and Triumph Daytona 600cc (sadly finally hanging up my leathers after my accident)
😠 Don't ask me if I'm a Miss or Mrs - this is 2023 after all! If I say my name is Vicki that's how I like to be called. If you need to tick a box - tick the Ms ✅
🖨️ Prior to working full time as a yoga teacher, I had run a print business and been involved in print for over 20 years, producing marketing materials and personalised mailings for clients
🏄♀️ Since moving to Dorset I have started paddle boarding and love that I can also combine it with some yoga poses
💬 My motto and one that my regular yoga students will often hear me say is "add YET when you hear yourself saying "I can't do it...yet"
😀 I hope you feel you know me a little better now. And if you would like to talk to me to discover how I can help you begin your yoga journey do get in touch by email or call me 0781 505 6767. You can join my complete beginners course or classes held on Zoom; or book a place on my next ladies-only yoga & relaxation holidays held in 🧡 beautiful Kalkan, Turkey
🔸 I also teach ladies in-person in my Broadstone, Dorset-based home yoga studio for private 1-2-1 classes. Do get in touch with me if you would like to explore working with me on this basis, where I can devise a class that is specific to your requirements email@example.com
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