Yoga helped heal my broken heart.
Now I love to share the practice that continues to improve my life so much, through my teaching.
In my early life I began exploring movement of the body through the creative expressions of ballet, contemporary dance and acting. I was also drawn to the visual arts and was an all-round creative spirit. It was in my early twenties whilst at Art College that I went to my first yoga class; I was hooked by the sensations of stretching and the relaxation it bought. I regularly attended yoga classes after this…
However it was not until my early thirties that I delved much deeper into Yoga, after the end of a long term relationship. I discovered that the practice helped me feel more grounded, uplifted and energised at a time when I was finding life difficult.
Intrigued to know more I gravitated to India, as part of a six month trip away from the U.K. During my time in India I undertook my first 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training course with Bharath Shetty in Mysore; it was a transformative experience.
A year later I undertook a second 200 hour Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga training, also in India with Melanie Cooper and Laura Gilmore.
It was after this that I discovered Yin yoga with Norman Blair, who has become my mentor. I have since completed three fifty hour Yin yoga trainings: two with Norman Blair and with Bernie Clark in Vancouver. In addition to this I have completed Restorative yoga training with Judith Hanson Lassater.
More recently I have developed an interest in Qi Gong and studied with Mimi Kuo Deemer in both Qi Gong and Vinyasa Flow trainings.
I try to be non-prescriptive in my approach to my practice and this carries through into my teaching also.
Hatha Yoga 200 hour Yoga Alliance | Bharath Shetty | Mysore, India | 2012
Ashtanga & Hatha 200 hour Yoga Alliance | Melanie Cooper & Laura Gilmore | UK | 2013
Yin Yoga | Norman Blair | UK | 2014 with Norman
Restorative Yoga | Judith Hanson Lassater | UK | 2016
Advanced Yin Yoga | Norman Blair | UK | 2017
Yin Yoga | Bernie Clark | Vancouver, Canada | 2018 Qi-Gong immersion – Mimi Kuo Deemer – London 2019 Vinyasa Flow – Mimi Kuo Deemer – London 2019