My Yoga journey possibly began when, as a child, I watched my mum (in amazing bright blue leggings) saluting the sun. I have now been exploring Yoga in it's many forms from physical to philosophical, for nearly 20 years. Initially, in a very part time way but now as more of a way of life. I will always view myself as life long student first and a teacher second.
I completed my first Yoga teacher training with Yoga Campus (London) in 2011.
I then went on to train with Jo Manuel at the Special Yoga Centre(London) in Teaching Yoga to Children and Yoga Therapy for Children with Special Needs as well as with Mollie McClelland Yoga/ Sadhaka Yoga, through her teacher mentor programme.
In 2015 I completed a 300hr training with Shiva Rea, and am now a certified Prana Vinyasa® teacher as well as Yoga Trance Dance® facilitator - which has now been rebranded as Rhythm & Flow.
As well as a love for asana, my path towards Yoga also strongly involves philosophy, bhakti, meditation and self study. I completed an Honours Degree in Religious Studies at Victoria University Wellington in 2003 (studying mostly at Eastern traditions including Yoga) and was initiated in to the Himalayan Yoga Tradition (meditation and philosophy) in 2012. I trained in massage at both the London College of Massage and Mudita Thai Yoga Massage school. I trained with Anne Malone in sound healing in 2017, and often bring instruments to my classes for students to enjoy the healing power of vibration or chanting.
My own asana practice and classes pivot around enquiry and exploration of movement and mind - always with full awareness of breath and honest feeling of the body. I work with reference to the elements, seasonal changes, and chakras - Hamonising our own body's with the ebb and flow of the planet and the larger cycles we are part of. I am interested in the experience of fluidity, grace, grounding & intelligent alignment of the body along with stillness and reflection.
I hope to inspire others towards a positive and attentive relationship with their body, heart and mind. I am less interested in fitting people into poses and more concerned with helping people start to understand and know themselves exactly as they are, right now.