I love teaching Yoga and meditation because I have experienced how the physical, mental and soul strength and release it helps me to find enhance every aspect of my life – and can do yours too!
I first came to Yoga because I was feeling stressed and strung out; unknowingly disconnected from myself. Thanks to Yoga, I now have both tools and a roadmap for living that allow me to experience more moments of peace and equilibrium in my everyday life. I look forward to working with you to empower you to experience these same benefits.
My approach to Yoga has been influenced by a variety of inspirational teachers from a range of Yoga backgrounds. I believe in lifelong learning and development as both a student and teacher of Yoga, meaning that my approach is constantly evolving and developing.
7 things about me and my approach as it is today
- I love working with strength in asana. As one of my teachers says, strength enhances every area of our lives, and I’ve found this to be so true, positively impacting mind, body and soul.
- ‘Yoga is meditation, meditation is yoga’ says B.K.S Iyengar, and I aim to infuse this principle, alongside Buddhist approaches to meditation, into all of my teaching.
- Loving-kindness and compassion are key. I return to these qualities again and again – they require as much practice as everything else we do on the mat.
- Magical things happen when you show up every day. I cherish the transformative nature of Yoga and have found its quiet power grows when given daily nurturance.
- Practice with abhyasa and vairagya. When we practice with both heartfelt and sustained commitment (abhyasa) and non-attachment to the end result (vairagya), we can find a sense of freedom and peace as we come to trust in the process.
- Study and practice are the two wings of the bird. Your practice needs both to fly. Part of the joy of Yoga is embracing being a forever student.
- Journaling as self-study. Part of study is self-study or svadhyaya. I have a daily journaling practice and believe it can help us to commune with ourselves, building the awareness that creates change.
I believe in responsible practice as a Yoga teacher and am proud to be a British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) qualified teacher, having undertaken their extensive and well-respected 500 hours teacher training.
I have also undertaken additional trainings in working with pregnant and post-natal students, mindfulness meditation and crystal bowl sound healing. I am fully insured, DBS checked and have completed first aid and safeguarding training.
My Yoga CV
Yoga education and trainings
From February 2023 to May 2023
Crystal Bowl Sound Healing Training
Training with Holly Husler accredited by the Complementary Medical Association
Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training, Level 3
Training with Cyndi Lee
From February 2022 to March 2022
Chakra Yoga: Healing and Transformation through Working with the Chakras
Online training with tutor Katrina Repka
From July 2021 to August 2021
A Comprehensive History of Yoga: Research and Scholarship
Online training with tutors Graham Burns, Jason Birch and Mark Singleton
From May 2021 to July 2021
Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training
Online training with Cyndi Lee
Post-natal teacher training
Training with Nadia Narain
From May 2020 to June 2020
Supporting Pregnant and Postnatal students in General Yoga Classes
Online training with tutors Zephyr B. Wildman-Green and Lisa White
June 2019, October 2019, January 2020, throughout 2021, 2022 and ongoing
Trainings focused on strength in asana and its effects, both physiological and esoteric
Yoga Training Centre
From September 2018 to May 2020
BWY Yoga Teacher Training 500 hrs
Training with Lesley Isaacson, Pauline Fleming and Jane Farrimond
From February 2018 to December 2018
BWY Foundation Course 1
From January 2019 to present
- Daytime and evening studio and community classes
- Bespoke one-to-one sessions
- Online classes and events via Zoom
- Day, afternoon and evening retreat sessions
- Meditation workshops at Norwich Yoga Festival
- Taster sessions provided to industry (Hill’s Pet Nutrition at University of Cambridge) and community (local Brownies group)
- Working in collaboration with the Big Lottery funded Fit Villages scheme to provide community classes
January 2017 to March 2017
Mindfulness for everyday life (mindfulness-based stress reduction)
References available on request.