Yogacharini Sonia Allen – Wall
Senior teacher of Dr, Swami Gitananda Giri Maharaj with over 30 years experience . Universalist .
Yogacharini Sonia Allen-Wall has taught yoga for over 30 years and in her hey day was teaching over 100 students a week over 7 classes. A qualified Advanced Reflexologist and Yoga therapist, Sonia has studied Ayurveda under Professor David Frawley and has a clinic 3 days a week.
Sonia’s social consciousness started at an early age. At 19 years old whilst studying fashion in her hometown of London, Sonia was the youngest ‘Samaritan’ to be trained by Chad Varah the founder of The Samaritans.
In 1976, Sonia joined the Reorientation of Yoga Centre in Notting Hill Gate, run by Sri Paul reaching teaching stage IV. Sonia has also studied Iyengar Yoga (and had the privilege of meeting the man himself!) as well as Vinyasa and Chinese styles with Chee Soo, President of the Chinese Cultural Arts. Sonia is passionate about her subject and is continually learning and studying the philosophy and essence of Yoga.
Sonia is a Universalist, which means she is at home with Buddhism, Zen, Christianity, Hinduism, and Taoism as well as with great philosophers from Lao Tsu to William Blake. Yoga is a spiritual science and Sonia uses her inspirations and readings from subjects as varied as the Sufi poets to Quantum Physics throughout her classes for the benefit of her students.
Over the years, Sonia has had various articles published in Yoga magazines internationally, including a double page spread on her over 60s class featured in Yoga & Health magazine.
After studying Classical Rishi Culture Yoga with Dr Swami Gitinanda Giri*, Sonia was invited to India to collect an award (the title of ‘Yogacharini’) for her thesis and work during a correspondence course, studying directly under the master. Sonia was named ‘International Yoga Student of the Year’.
Sonia teaches a weekly Classical Yoga class as well as Raja yoga workshops bi-monthly for those wishing to deepen their practice. Sonia looks forward to welcoming you to her next class and is happy to answer any questions or queries (on any level!); you can call her directly on 01931 716268.
*Dr Swami Gitinanda Giri was a Yogi, a Mystic, a Medical Doctor, and a Scientist – her perfect teacher!