Fiona Edwards became a certified yoga teacher and shiatsu practitioner after a long career as a freelance dancer, choreographer, dance teacher and accompanist. After working as a dancer with Rosas founding member Roxane Huilmand she co-founded Edwards and Watton dance company. The company toured nationally and internationally and created various site – specific projects and a dance film for the BBC. Fiona is a Time out and Paul Hamlyn award winner for choreography.
Before moving to Berlin in 2006 Fiona was senior lecturer in dance and choreography at Roehampton University, London. From 2012 to 2015 she co-directed Mobile Dance Company, a Berlin based intergenerational dance company with Jo Parkes which focused on creating work for open spaces. Recognised for her extensive teaching work internationally, she has developed her own style of teaching that combines both contemporary dance, yoga, breath work and musicality.
As a certified yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance, Fiona is grateful for the knowledge and experience she has gained from internationally recognised teachers John Scott, Dena Kingsberg, and Max Strom and more recently with Sushante Singh in India. She is also a qualified prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher and shiatsu practitioner through the European Shiatsu School.
Fiona is now based back in London whilst continuing to develop her work in Berlin. Her focus is on devising and developing projects to encourage people of all ages to take an active role in improving their health and well being through yoga and dance.
All photographs courtesy of Cat Munro and Marion Borriss.