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Chris Morriss-Roberts

Classes Taught: Yoga

‘Yoga has changed my life and I know it can change yours

Dr.Chris Morriss-Roberts PhD is what you call a life-long learner. He first started his career as a podiatrist working across Westminster, London. During his time in the NHS he specialised working with the homeless, those with HIV lower limb associated problems and podiatric education. He is an RYT 200 Yoga Alliance accredited yoga teacher, with a keen interest in lower limb yoga, Kirtan and Yoga Nidra.

Chris moved into higher education and over the past 14 years has worked at the University of East London and the University of Brighton. Over the years Chris has taught anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, surgery, psychology, sociology and research methods. He has specialised as a qualitative researcher looking at how people understand their bodies through disability and heath. Chris has spent over 10 years working on his specialism, the language of feet and shoes, or what Chris penned as ‘podolinguistics’.

More recently, Chris spent a year working at Great Ormond Street Hospital as a Research Fellow researching the experiences of children and families suffering with ill health in the hospital setting.

He has a PhD in the sociology of sport, an MA in Documentary filmmaking and a PGCE in teaching in higher education.

Chris is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton, a Chartered Scientist and has received a fellowship for his work on the sociology of feet and shoes from the College of Podiatry. He is a Non-Executive Director at the College of Podiatry, sits on various editorial boards and is the LGBTQI Champion for the College of Podiatry.

” I trained as a yoga teacher through Yogalondon and am a RYT 200 Yoga Alliance professional.  I was taught by the amazing Jonathan Thompson, who was an outstanding mentor and tutor through my training. Throughout the training we taught in large groups (15+) or personal one to one sessions.

As a healthcare professional, I have experienced the benefits that yoga can have first hand. Having seen these benefits I wanted to pass on this knowledge and experience to those who haven’t experienced yoga yet or share it with those who are already massive yoga fans.

My classes will be designed to build on the previous week, making sure that my classes are accessible and enjoyable. You won’t feel daunted or overwhelmed – but prepare to be challenged.

Understanding the benefits of breath control, meditation, relaxation and the movement of postures, I know that you will reach the end of one of my classes ready to tackle the day ahead or go to bed feeling fresh as a baby. “

Chris has two chihuahuas called Darwin and Newton, who rule most of his life