Before discovering yoga, Nigel was a teacher of physical education in South London secondary schools. He later qualified as a tennis coach running coaching programmes for inner city children.
Drawn to the mind-body relationship that yoga offered, he trained as a yoga teacher after spending time in Mysore, South India studying with Pattabhi Jois, the guru of the Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga system.
He later trained in the Sivananda yoga method and has subsequently worked intensively with Iyengar yoga, Scaravelli yoga and Shadow yoga. 20 years ago he established the Brockwell Lido Yoga Centre in south London, running courses, workshops, classes and yoga intensives in UK and abroad.
He founded the Amrita School of Yoga in 2005 and established an annual 200 hour yoga teacher training programme endorsed by the Independent Yoga Network. He is currently studying a masters at London University, Goldsmiths in Dance Movement Psychotherapy.
His classes incorporate the core principles of mindfulness of breath, synchronized with grounded movements made around the central axis of the body. These principles allow the student to be better equipped for dynamic action. Drawing on influences from Qi Gong and Tai Chi traditions practitioners cultivate qualities of balance, stability and ease of movement.