My journey into meditation commenced during my early teenage years, guided by prominent researchers at Kings College in London as a response to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Experiencing CFS at such a young age unveiled the transformative potential of meditation and yoga in the recovery process, sparking a lifelong passion.
In every yoga class I conduct, I strive to strike a harmonious balance between the physical exertion of asanas (poses) and movement, while maintaining a keen focus on breath awareness and relaxation. My goal is to cultivate a space that is not only safe and nurturing but also accessible, allowing clients to depart with a sense of physical and mental rejuvenation. Having been a yoga student myself, I often found classes to be fast-paced, leaving me feeling left behind. Drawing from those experiences, I ensure that every class I teach is inclusive, accommodating individuals of all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners.
Throughout my years of teaching yoga, my instructional approach has evolved to reflect my deep interest in anatomy, biology, and evidence-based methodologies. Integrating yoga with corrective exercises influenced by physiotherapy, my classes are designed to enhance both physical and mental clarity, balance, and overall well-being.
I completed my intensive 200hr and 300hr Yoga Teacher Training with Green Yoga International, emphasizing Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, and Yin styles. Additionally, I hold a 'Yoga for Injuries' qualification registered with Yoga Alliance and a 'Yoga for Special People' qualification from the British Wheel of Yoga. My credentials also include Emergency First Aid at Work and Emergency Outdoor First Aid certifications. Furthermore, my educational background encompasses a BA(Hons) in Fine Art and an MA in Cultural Policy, which infuse creativity into my yoga sequences. Currently, I am undergoing training to become a counselor, holding a Certificate of Higher Education in Psychology and Level 2 & 3 in Counselling Skills.
In addition to my yoga expertise, I am qualified to provide Thai Yoga Massage and Thai Yoga Massage for Pregnancy, an ancient healing art passed down since the third century BC. This unique and powerful massage therapy combines acupressure, gentle stretching, and applied yoga, earning it the moniker 'the lazy man's yoga.'