Alaric has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 1983 and teaching Iyengar yoga since 1991. He is certificated by the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK) as a Level 3 Iyengar Yoga teacher. He has been taught directly by Guruji, Geetaji and Prashantaji and received his Senior Intermediate III certification under the old qualification system in 2006.
Alaric has a dynamic and flowing teaching style which is focused and insightful. His experience enables him to give precise individual adjustments and maintain concentrated group focus. He challenges inertia and ignorance with sharpness, compassion and humour.
Alaric has a BA in Philosophy, studied Linguistics and Education at Masters level and holds post-graduate qualifications in counseling from UEL and in Psychosynthesis. Through the 1990s Alaric trained extensively as a psychotherapist and group facilitator and maintains a professional practice. He has more recently completed a MSc in Positive Psychology at the University of East London focussing on mystical experience of pranayama practitioners. And has deepened his training and experience in psychotherapy through Psychosynthesis qualifications. He is doing further development in positive psychology and counselling with Ryan Niemiec, learning how to integrate Character Strengths and mindfulness into our lives to improve well being and reduce suffering. He is a member of BACP and receives ongoing supervision for his counselling work.
He is married, and his daughters are 12 and 27; he lives in South Highgate. (Archway surely? Ed.)
Please email Alaric at alaricnewcombe(@)gmail.com.