Keri Perkins founder of We Are Boogie Sound is a 300 hours certified Jivamukti yoga teacher, now studying under well-renowned yoga teacher Stewart Gilchrist. Keri is also Reiki 2 qualified.
Prior to focusing on yoga, Keri was leading PR and Communications strategy for big brands. For the last 12 years Keri was Head of PR Nando’s UK and then went on to work for the global business, leading music strategy, advocacy, purpose and crisis comms.
Through a chance meeting with an old friend in the Austrian Alps many years ago, Keri was introduced to Jivamukti Yoga. After promising her friend she would give yoga a try, Keri discovered in her very first class that she was only focussing on what she was doing in that moment and her breath.
Keri’s personal journey of yoga practice has helped her with the stresses of a hectic job travelling all over the world and the anxiety of standing in front of a room full of executives. She admits to becoming an expert at dodging situations where she had to give a presentation.
Her passion for asana (postures) and meditation combined with music particularly drew her to Jivamukti where nada (the yoga of sound) is an important tenant of the practice.
Keri strongly believes, as we are all essentially sound vibration that by listening to music and vibrations during the yoga practice, whether electronic, classical, hip hop or a resounding OM helps to destress and better connect us to ourselves, our surroundings and ultimately each other.
However, what is most important to Keri is that her classes are inclusive and fun.
As well as teaching in yoga studios and private classes, Keri works with musicians to help wellbeing, the physical demands of performing and the stresses of working in the music industry. However, the methods can apply to any industry and she works with businesses on strategies for better wellbeing in and out of the workplace.
The many benefits of asana (postures), focused breathing practice and meditation include:
-Reduced stress, anxiety and feeling more present
– Nasal yoga breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system
-Increased energy and decreased fatigue
-Improved memory, focus and concentration
-Stronger muscles and increased flexibility