I’ve been practicing yoga for 14 years. I started attending yoga classes at my workplace and it was love at first downward dog…well almost. Upon starting a weekly practice of yoga I soon realised that this was the ‘something’ that had been missing in my life. It cleared my mind and gave me a strong yearning to start caring about my body again. I had recently graduated from University and was enjoying all that London had to offer. I was amazed by the variety of yoga postures and I was encouraged that there really is something for everyone, (even those with short hamstrings!)
After a few years of practice I found a British Wheel of Yoga foundation course, at Yoga Junction in North London. I really wanted to learn more about yoga and this gave me an insight into the history and philosophy.
I practiced yoga more intensely over the following years with a focus on Ashtanga. Unfortunately, I broke my arm in a cycling accident and the recovery was slow. It was during this time that I realised how much I needed yoga in my life. I hadn’t appreciated the positive effect yoga has on my mind and body. Eventually I recovered enough to start attending classes at a gentler pace. It felt so good to be back.
I started to explore a wide range of yoga styles and soon realised I wanted to start my teacher training. I decided to train with Camyoga, in Cambridge. Their broad and rigorous training emphasises postural alignment, anatomy and both the history and philosophy of yoga. This has provided me with a thorough grounding to teach yoga. I completed 200 hours of Yoga Alliance training in 2013. I began teaching my own yoga classes at Coram’s Fields. I supplemented this training with an adjustments workshop with Melanie Cooper and Norman Blair, following this with a Yin Yoga Immersion course in early 2014. Since then my focus has shifted to Pregnancy and Post Natal yoga. In February 2015, I attended the Teen Yoga and Mindfulness training course with TeenYoga. 2015 was a big year of change for me, I moved to Oxted, Surrey to be closer to my family and create a better work/life balance. Yoga and meditation really helped through this period of transition and I would have felt lost without the feeling of stability that it brings to me. In 2016, I setup pregnancy classes at Ingledale Therapy Centre and attended post-natal training at Triyoga with Nadia Narain which has reinvigorated my teaching. I also began working with Yoga London to co-deliver the Pregnancy and Post-Natal yoga course. 2017 is shaping up to be a very exciting year with classes starting at Halos Clinic based in Oxted, training in Yoga for postnatal recovery and peri-menopause with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Birthlight Baby Yoga training completed in March. I’m fully committed to ongoing development and regularly attend yoga classes throughout the UK.
My aim is to create a friendly environment, encourage students to maintain focus, safe alignment and realise their full potential in every pose.