freedom dancing

child yoga

movement

A little bit about myself 

I have a playful and caring nature which emmanates in my work as a Yoga Teacher and Dancing Freedom Facilitator. My focus and passion is to do my best to help people to feel more comfortable in themselves.  This work starts with myself so I can then guide you!  It’s been a journey and continues to be until….

With deepest thanks to the word ACCEPTANCE – that we just ARE who we ARE and there’s no one else like us! Practising yoga, Dancing Freedom (Elemental mindful dance), spending time in nature and with dogs, laughing and guiding others to stretch, move and dance, are the tools to remind myself and you who I meet, to stay present with what IS in each moment.

The practices of Yoga and Dancing Freedom have helped me to find tools to navigate this ‘roller coaster’ journey of life.  With these tools I have the opportunity to find a solution to a problem. Yoga has taught me to relax and find space for a greater sense of body-mind connection so I have awareness of my body to take of anxiety when it arises.  Dance has helped me to let go of blocked energy and realise that everything is truly okay! 

Previous roles as a Nanny, a Care Support Worker for children with special needs, a Children’s Entertainer and presently as an auntie to my niece with special needs, I have a specialised interest in offering yoga and Dancing Freedom to children, teenagers and their families separately or together to feel for

  • HEALTHY BODY AND MIND
  • FUN and PLAY
  • NOT BEING JUDGED
  • BEING REAL

My work covers the following:

  • Dancing Freedom Facilitator
  • Private group yoga classes
  • Yoga therapist for children with special needs
  • Occasional Children’s Entertainer

I work to support and nurture: –

  • Children and Children with special needs
  • Mums and Dads
  • The whole family
  • Community and Co Creation

Privacy Policy

I respect your privacy. I will only collect, store and use your personal information for defined purposes. I use your information to support and enhance our relationship with you, to process your booking, provide service and support, and share workshop, product, service, news and offerings with you. I do not, and will not sell your personal information.

You also may ask at any time to see the personal data you have given me and request correction or deletion. I strive to protect the security of your personal data by use of appropriate measures and processes.

CURRENT WORK located in the Bath and Bristol area.

  • Private group yoga classes in the countryside surrounding Bat and Bristol
  • One to One private yoga therapy for children with special needs 
  • Teenyoga in Secondary schools
  • Creative Arts Facilitator for LifeBeat – click here
  • Core Team Member of The Wave Bristol – please click here for more info
  • Children’s Entertainer

Gratitude to my teachers

With thanks to Samantha Sweetwater (Dancing Freedom), Jo Manuel (Specialyoga), Laura Gilmour (Hatha yoga) Gingi Lee (Ashtanga yoga), Nicole Aarons (Kundalini yoga), Vicky Oliver (Yogabananas), Heinz Grill (Sivananda yoga),  and Swami Dharmananda for his animated lectures in philosophy and meditation at international Vishwaguru Yoga and Meditation institute, Ram Jhula, Northern India, for passing on the practice of yoga with clarity and dedication and inspiring us to teach as well!

Qualifications

  • Yoga from Within – accredited by European Yoga Alliance
  • Bristol City Yoga – accredited by Yoga Alliance
  • Yoga Bananas – children’s yoga – accredited by Yoga Alliance
  • Indian Head massage
  • Reiki I and II.

Certified to work with children

Paediatric first aid 12 hour course
Public Liability insured to £5000,000
Enhanced CRB check – Ofsted Early Years registered person

Contact

info@yogasophie.com

07903 342 652

Giulio Sica

Whilst dancing at one of Sophie's sessions, I explained to a friend that it felt like being enveloped in silk and carried up. I felt my spirit lift and I was able to immerse myself in my dance and my intention. All in all, I felt deep joy, a natural ecstasy, that comes to me through well-thought out sequences of music, with intuitive sense of rhythm, dynamics, subtle lyrics and a deep, deep sense of heart, light-heartedness, not of the frivolous kind, but of the floating, soaring, mystical kind, and a real sense at the end of grounded-ness, of having journeyed well and come to a natural conclusion.

Sorcha O'Reilly Event producer

Sophie Bolton worked for us in the capacity of children's guide, and leprachaun!, at a birthday party organised for an individual of high net worth. This event ran across a four day duration and it was the client's request that we have a character actor befriend and entertain the children for the duration.  It was a very difficult role and of the utmost importance to the success of our event.  Sophie was exceptional. She created a truly believable and lovable character. Her rapport with the children was instantaneous. The parents were immediately comfortable that their children were is good hands. Sophie was in demand from the moment the clients arrived to the moment that they left.  So successful was her performance that we had to turn down the clients requests, on a number of occasions, or she would have been working from 8am to 9pm without a break! The children simply loved her.  Sophie was a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate in recommending her to any event organiser, casting director or other employer; she is creative, talented, reliable and just lovely to have around. I look forward very much to working with her again in the near future. 

Ants Bollingbroke-Kent - Journalist/Author

Despite a surfeit of yoga teachers, finding one that fires up your desire to do yoga, and who's classes you really love and look forward to, is harder than finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. But Sophie is that elusive needle - a really excellent teacher who makes you never want to miss one of her classes. I can't recommend her enough.

Jenny Ransom - Massage Therapist

Sophie has a lovely warm and nurturing teaching style. I really love how she brings in snippets of etheric info into the classes; I find it really helps to bring a bit of magic into the work that we do. Classes are well thought out and with each week Sophie gently builds on the complexity of the poses. After her classes I always feel more grounded and centred. I think most of all though, I enjoy the sense of connection I have with my body after a class with Sophie.

Stephen Curtain

I had an incredible Hatha session yesterday with Sophie. Sophie has a lovely ability to guide you through any particular sequence. Her simple trigger-words and -phrases instantly and sensitively created a easy-to-understand visualisation within my mind's eye. With my eyes closed and focussed on breathing, this makes all the difference without having to glance up. I can honestly say in roughly five years of on-again, off-again yoga practice, I learnt some new, simple but very effective pointers that helped me to achieve lovely 'unforced' movements, serenity and overall beautiful vibe! It's clear that Sophie creates a beautiful, supportive and fun environment for this to occur. Thanks so much Sophie. See you again!

Tori Lewis

Being in a dance session with Sophie is a great privilege. She exudes fun, presence, joy and huge amounts of charisma. Her skills as a DJ really make the session as well as her joyful personality. Sophie really has a gift! I would really recommend Sophie and Dancing Freedom for anyone who loves to move.

Nura Aabe - Mum

Before Zak started Yoga, he used to be very anxious, not able to focus and found it difficult to control his behaviour. I feel because of yoga Zak is much more relaxed, happier and more focused. Seeing him in Yoga, was a dream come through. I have never seen Zak so much and relax. I don't think I will ever stop his sessions, he is a completely different child now. Zak comes home after his session so relaxed and he so looks forward to Mondays because of Yoga.