About Hazel

I loved my Yoga Foundation that led me onto become a teacher, qualifying in 2004.

It’s such a pleasure to now teach students on their deeper exploration with the BWY Foundation 1 Yoga accredited course. Get in touch now for the next course in 2020. Hazel Yoga Teacher, BWY and Foundation Tutor

Teaching is about a love of Yoga. Firstly as a teenager & later became vital after developing back pains. She has developed her Yoga professionally with Maarten Vermasse, both Foundation course and the British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma at the City Literary College in Holborn, London. 2019 marks her 15th year of teaching yoga and built up classes in & around Oxford. She also runs weekend breaks and retreats. Hazel continues to explore and develop her yoga with regular training days and workshops with eminent yoga teachers.

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Hazel Faithfull

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Yoga and Relaxation CD

Yoga and Relaxation CD Some comments replied Oct 2010:

“Hazel’s voice is so calming, so much easier to relax and let go. I use the CD to de-stress from work and sleep” 

June

Marston

“Moing abroad I so miss class, now I can take Hazel’s voice with me.” 

Liz

France

“This is a great introduction to yoga and relaxation. Hazel explains how to relax and meditate in a very straight forward but highly effective way. I find it very helpful, particularly after a hard day” 

Phil

Oxford

Easy to follow if unable to make a regular class or interested in doing some yoga, breath work and meditation at home. Hazel’s CD offers a calm and clear voice to lead you through. Choose a section at a time or the complete 58-minute programme. Please download the CD order form from the downloads page

Other Teaching Opportunities

Hazel is pleased to share teaching and meditation with her local peers at the Oxford Yoga Teachers Group. Summer Schools are offered in the summer vacation with a different teacher each week, Hazel is invited by Bicester, Wolercote and Witney Summer Schools. It is a great way to try different teachers locally.

BWY South

For three years, October 2009 to 2012, Hazel held the voluntary role of County Representative for Oxfordshire, within the British Wheel of Yoga South. Her intention was encourage more folk to take up yoga, and develop more events for members, while continuing to promote the Wheels high standard of teaching and diverse styles on offer in our area. Introducing members yoga days grew out of this and continue to be offered across the National body.

Handpainted Bone China

In 2009 Hazel was able rekindle her creative side with painting English bone china. She began to fire kilns again, after a few intrepid customers had sought her out to paint pieces to replenish their bone-china sets. Hazel has found it is great to be handling colours and brushes again after 10years absence from china painting. Thanks to those that have gently nudged her, especially a friends kindness to upgrade the electric fuses so no longer has to fire in the kitchen. She has designed a range of mugs, tea & dinner sets and decorative pieces. Come and see the new designs or commission something special. Check out the occasional stall with my bone china and Neal’s yard remedies organic at the Talking shop Saturday market in Sandford on Thames. Added incentive of great cakes and teas/coffees on offer at this local produce farmers market.

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To Commission

If you would like to commission china to match my designs of former years or discuss a new design to suit please get in touch. Presents with names and dates for special occasions are available, items range from fluted mugs at £11.00 to fruitbowls and platters at £45/55. Personalised with date or name added at £5, a 50% deposit required with order. Balance on completion. Collection by arrangement or postage charged at PO special delivery rates.

Yoga Teaching

As a teacher I always remind students to “drop your shoulders, breathe and smile”, the theory being to loosen the tension we habitually hold in our shoulders; breathe and smile because if you are grimacing you won’t be breathing; smiling reminds the body and mind to relax and lengthen into the pose rather than strain or push. Breathing smoothly and evenly allows the mind, body and soul to reconnect