Frank has practised yoga for 25 years. He went into his first yoga class in 1996 and has never looked back.
He taught his first class in 2003 after qualifying with a Complementary Health Education Diploma in Yoga Teaching. He then trained in Ashtanga Yoga with David Swenson and John Scott and also with many other teachers. He has always been interested in what was happening in the body and the mind with the practice of yoga, so he studied Remedial Yoga with the Yoga for Health Foundation and completing further training with the British Wheel of Yoga. He studied Level 3 ITEC Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for complementary therapies, an interest that has grown and grown throughout all of his yoga teachings.
Frank founded Banyan Tree School of Yoga with Stuart Alexander in 2012.
Frank teachers’ yoga in a non dogmatic way, he brings to yoga, teachings from his physiotherapy teachers, his movement and mobility teachers and his anatomy and physiology training.
Franks yoga classes vary from flowing Vinyasa Yoga to calm and gentle Yin Yoga to Remedial Yoga helping individuals with ailments such as back ache and shoulder problems etc. He also teaches a weekly Remedial Yoga and movement session to members of the Merseyside Multiple Scleroses Society.
Frank says “yoga is none elitist, everyone can practice yoga, it improves our mobility and functionality, it calms our mind, and it reduces stress and makes us feel quite simply, amazing!”
He is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and along with Stuart Alexander is the Principle Yoga Teacher Trainer for Banyan Tree Yoga Teacher Training in Liverpool. He is also the Anatomy for Yoga teacher trainer for Trybe Yoga Studios, Preston, helping student teachers understand the functional anatomy and physiology of movement and breathing. Anatomy that can be directly used for yoga teachers.
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"My name Lee Burns and I was a student at the YogaHub for 3 years and loved every moment of it. All the staff are so friendly and the teacher's are amazing. I found my yoga really improving so the next step of my yoga journey was to become a yoga teacher. I was guided through the intense teacher training course by Banyan Tree school of yoga teacher training by Stuart and Frank. The course was great and I learned so much and gained a wealth of experience and knowledge to become a yoga teacher. I also met fellow yogis on the course who I still keep in touch with. I have now been teaching yoga for over 4 years now and would highly recommend Banyan Tree school of yoga to any budding yoga teacher. Thanks so much to all the teachers and guest teachers for helping me through my journey in becoming a Yoga teacher especially Stu and Frank."
I would highly recommend the teacher training course at yoga hub, all of the teachers are highly knowledgeable and each bring different aspects to the course which is great. Stu and Frank offer lots of support to everyone and always make the time to have a chat and offer guidance and encouragement when it is needed. The continued support which I have had since my training at yoga hub has finished has been really great and I know if I need it then words of advice will always be given. If you are looking to expand your knowledge of yoga or want to go into teaching then this is a really great course to begin your journey. The training I received has given me the confidence to go out and teach what I love and I am really happy that I chose yoga hub to do my 200 hours teacher training,
I trained with the Banyan Tree School of Yoga in 2016. Very thorough and professional delivery. Very experienced teachers. The knowledge and experience from the course provided me with a platform from which I could go out to teach. When I started the course, I was already an experienced and qualified teacher, but not in yoga. Doing something I was not fluent/confident with was a massive challenge - but I think I am the better for. The course gave me a new perspective on yoga and life acceptance. I currently teach adapted yoga and wellbeing to adults with disabilities and isolated older learners. My learners like the fact that I can explain why I adapt asanas for them - knowledge I gained from the course. Thank you.Debs
Before I embarked on my teacher training, I had lots of concerns about not being ready. From the outset however, all of the teachers set me at ease and throughout the course gave an incredible level of support and guidance. The balance between their input and the need for me to take responsibility for my own learning and teaching style meant that by the end of the course, I felt confident in my ability to teach. There was so much more to the course than learning to teach yoga though - it was literally life changing for me and I got to spend many weekends with an amazing group of yogis and teachers.