Yoga has long been a part of my life. Mum taught Yoga to us as kids & since then, it's been a source of comfort, strength & peace to me. From college days to a career in Financial Services to seeking refuge on my mat to help ease the side- & after-effects of cancer treatment & beyond.
A qualified E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher (Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa & Accessible Yoga), I have studied & practiced with many amazing teachers over the years, including Amy Ippoliti, Donna Farhi, Nischala Joy Devi, Jivana Heyman, John Scott, Shandor Remete, James Higgins & many many more. Yoga is a lifelong lifestyle companion, a place of peace & calm, a deep abiding source of wellbeing. If we are lucky, we can engage in life-long learning, adapting & practising, doing our best on & off the mat to live lives filled with love, peace, kindness, connection & ease.
Classes I teach focus on the importance of our breath; our need to learn how to tune into a deeper, truer awareness about how we are really feeling & where we are now in our lives & practice. Content also emphasises building our strength & enhancing our mobility. Relaxing, unwinding from the busyness & noise of the outside world; feeling part of a community & having fun are of major importance too!
Effort... Balance... Ease - that is my mantra. It is at all times YOUR practice - I am simply your guide.
Yoga is great for cross-training. I’ve run 3 marathons (have trained for 7, long story!) & I also love cycling & hiking. Walking the full 888km Camino de Santiago in 2014, that little bit of Yoga each day along 'The Way' greatly eased the aches & pains of that odyssey. Yoga helps us recover from hard training sessions, it strengthens our core & other key muscles that we need to move comfortably & efficiently. Yoga also helps improve our balance (proprioception adaptation) & our breathing - vital for all athletes, 'weekend warrior' or otherwise, young or old, elite or funsters.
I also teach adaptive Yoga at two cancer support centres. I feel blessed to help others just as others once helped me. Please get in touch if you’d like more information on those specific classes. I also am qualified to teach Accessible Yoga & love being able to share Yoga's many benefits - Yoga is for ALL of us.
Yoga is an ‘everyday’ kind of practice - something attainable to us all, on a mat, in a chair, in a wheelchair, in a bed, on a plane. Even if it’s just a few minutes of deep breathing & a few gentle stretches 'EveryDay'. Try Yoga - you just might like it…