Stanford started the physical practice of yoga in his teens after a knee injury. Focused predominately on the recovery of his body and gaining flexibility, but gladly discovered the importance of breath. The cyclical rhythm, concentration and focus provide a much-needed calmness, which he took off the mats and into his study and work.
Stanford was trained in London and continued to work as a medical doctor here, specialising in the area of mental health. And yoga is a great balance that help him stayed centred and anchored through the rapid pace of life.
So, in 2018, he has decided to take the next step and was trained as a yoga teacher, Vinyasa flow style. Being the constant learner, he has also dabbled into the history and philosophy of Yoga, Yin practice, Yoga nidra, Sanskrit and Pregnancy yoga. Currently he is also going through training to become a yoga therapist.
Stanford loves teaching because he gets to share all that he has learned but also learn so much from every students he met.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A teacher, so kind of worked out well!
Whats your idea of a perfect day?
Wake up to a bright morning, a yoga practice followed by brunch, reading and/or chill with loved ones (with music). Then more food!
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Energetic, Cheeky & Challenging
If you could have a Super Power – What would you choose?
Flying (and not being afraid of height)
Whats your guiltiest pleasure?
Watch TV and do nothing else
Best Bikram moment to date – personal or professional?
When we are transitioning back from online teaching as the lockdown restriction eases, we came back to the studio for a teacher’s class and the energy was amazing (even with a sprang ankle!)