I believe that yoga should be accessible to all, and I enjoy sharing classical yoga practices in places where you may not necessarily expect to find them.
From a room full of people meditating in a busy health club, to teenagers in schools finding some inner stillness, and adults with physical disabilities learning to connect with their bodies, I have a heartfelt belief that yoga is for everybody. With this in mind, I work hard to adapt Asanas (postures), to suit each individual. Rolling out a mat should represent a time for each person to discover, deepen and explore their practice. This is facilitated through a unique combination of understanding, humour and compassion, and honouring each persons practice with knowledge and care.
Yoga has been a part of my life since 1998, when I was first drawn to it, to help me cope with a stressful job and a particularly turbulent time in my life. My love of yoga grew as I started to notice the effects of feeling calmer, more centred, better able to cope, stronger, focussed and connected. These effects, along with some truly inspiring teachers, made me want to learn more.
Coming from a nursing background, I have an understanding of anatomy and physiology. This, coupled with a knowledge of classical yoga, has enabled me to create a very individual teaching style. I work hard to continuously increase my understanding of yoga in order to improve myself as a teacher and be able to offer more to my students.
I am a fully qualified yoga teacher having completed the Yoga Alliance 200 teacher training course and holding the BWY Teaching Diploma. I have also studied meditation with Swami Sarananda and have completed advanced teacher training to teach meditation. I have completed Yoga Philosophy course with Oxford University college of Hindu studies. I have advanced teacher training, with teenyoga to teach young people. In addition to this I have attended a variety of courses at the Sivananda Vedanta Centre in London covering both Asanas and Philosophy. I hold an up to date first aid certificate and have an enhanced CRB certificate.
In addition to teaching group classes and one to one sessions, I also teach members at Cranleigh Golf and Country Club, Charterhouse club, residents at the Meath Epilepsy Trust, Leonard Cheshire home and pupils in schools.