I first encountered yoga as a child when I used to wake up early to see my grandfather standing on his head in the living room. My grandmother waited until I was a stressed 15 year old to show me a sequence of asanas (physical postures) to help focus and calm my mind. I continued to practise on an off, and in the last 15 years have begun to take it more seriously, establishing a regular practice. In 2014 I took this further by completing a British Wheel Foundation Course in preparation for teacher training on the British Wheel Teaching Diploma. I am now qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (accounting for 500 hours of training). Teaching students of all ages and levels of experience has transformed my own relationship to yoga and confirmed this is what I most love doing!
My teaching combines yoga styles: synchronizing breath and movement in the dynamic style of Vinyasa Flow, working closely with static posture alignment in Hatha and melting into the meditative, less dynamic postures of Yin. Focus upon the breath is a vital part of all of my classes. Breathing can be simply tuning in to the simplicity of a natural breath and can also involve more subtle breathing control or Pranayama. Yoga is about more than working your body – everything we practice physically in yoga is intimately informed by an ancient, rich and fascinating philosophy going back thousands of years and yet more relevant today than ever. I weave aspects of this philosophy into the teaching of breathing techniques, physical postures, relaxation and meditation. Through my classes, my aim is for you to feel wonderfully stretched, spacious and strengthened, your breathing smooth and regular and with a deep sense of calm and alignment with what matters in life.