Simone Lawton - Crescent Yoga Studio


In 2000 I obtained a Teaching Diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga, which deepened my understanding of yoga philosophy. We studied important yoga texts such as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and The Baghavad Gita.

It was clear to me then, that yoga would be a lifelong study. In 2001 I attended my first Iyengar yoga class, and fell in love with the Iyengar Way.

A strong and challenging form of yoga which uses props such as yoga belts and blocks, to help achieve correct alignment within the asanas, without strain or injury.

I am currently training for a teaching certificate with the Iyengar Institute and am fortunate to be training with senior teacher Alan Brown at his home in Cowling, Yorkshire. I also attend regular classes with Judith Tomlinson in Blackburn.

In October 2012, I obtained a teaching certificate with The Iyengar Institute.


I’ve been practising yoga since 1998 and in 2012 qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga.

Since the beginning of my Yoga journey I have practised a number of different styles of Yoga and I’ve also had the privilege of attending workshops and classes of notable teachers including Alan Brown, John Scott, Matthew Sweeney and Granville Cousins. I also currently regularly practise Kundalini Yoga, which was introduced to me in 2011.

My classes are suitable for all ages, ability and experience and are for those who wish to gain a better understanding of their body and how the breath can be used to energise or calm the body and mind.  Coupled with this, my influences have also come from Ashtanga Yoga and I will be introducing classes next year that combine stronger poses and vinyasa flow.

From leading an active sporting life myself, I’m passionate about using Yoga to complement sport activities and our everyday living.  Whatever sport you do, be it golf, running, cycling, horse-riding, hiking/walking or swimming, Yoga can help improve posture, keep joints flexible, and stretch and lengthen tight muscles.  Even if you don’t partake in sports, using Yoga to improve posture in your everyday life such as the car, working at a desk, walking up the stairs, cleaning and gardening, can be a great benefit!  Try it and see!

I love practising, teaching and sharing Yoga and I strongly believe that Yoga should be accessible to everyone.

Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union – the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.

~B.K.S. Iyengar, Astadala Yogamala