About Sally Parkes

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Sally Parkes

Sally Parkes BSc, SYT, EYT, RPYT

Sally began her journey in the health and fitness industry in 1998 after qualifying as a personal trainer and gaining a bachelor’s degree in Sport Science in the year 2001. Soon after, she experienced a deep calling to explore a more holistic approach to movement and breath, which led to Sally certifying as a yoga and pranayama teacher, training with Paul Dallaghan and Sri Tiwari at @centered-yoga in Thailand, in addition to studying at K Pattabhi Jois The Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore.

From teaching her female students however, Sally could see that if yoga asana and pranayama was applied in a more bespoke manner with regards to the natural womb cycles that most women experience on a regular basis, the application of yoga could be even more profound. This led her to studying for several years in earnest with leader and pioneer in this field; Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, with whom she gained qualifications in Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga and a Well Woman Yoga Therapy Diploma.

Since then, Sally has gone on to train as a Doula with Michele O’Dent and a Pilates teacher with A.P.P.I.  (Australian Pilates Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute), and has established her own yoga teacher training school The Sally Parkes Yoga Academy in 2010, training over 1500 yoga teachers to date. Now specializing in solely women’s wellness, Sally’s academy offers yoga that honours the cycles of  menstruation, fertility, pregnancy, postnatal and menopause.

Sally is also the author of three books, Yoga; the Modern Essential Guide and The Yoga Healing Handbook, and bestseller The Manual of Yoga Anatomy. She also writes anatomy and physiology based articles for several publications including Om Yoga & Lifestyle, UltraFit and Yoga Magazine to name a few. She is a teacher for movementformodernlife.com and often writes for their blog, and is founder of the Sally Parkes Yoga Club, which is an on-demand women’s wellbeing yoga platform, for just £5 a month.

Sally now lives in West Sussex, UK, with her two young daughters Bonnie and Rosalie, and teaches yoga and Pilates internationally as well as from home.



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