My meditative practice began in my early teenage years, guided by leading researchers at Kings College in London due to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Having CFS in my early teenage years, I discovered how transformative meditation and yoga could be with recovery from illness, and this catapulted me in to a lifetime obsession.
Every yoga class seeks a balance between the effort of asana (pose) and movement, with an awareness of breath and relaxation. My intention is to create a space that feels safe, nurturing, accessible, and that allows clients to leave feeling physically and mentally rejuvenated. As a yoga student, I felt oftentimes that classes felt fast-paced, and I often felt left behind. From these experiences, I made sure that every class I teach is welcoming and possible for every body in the room, from beginners to advanced.
Over my years of experience in teaching yoga, my teaching style has reflected my interest in anatomy, biology and research-backed approaches. By combining yoga with corrective exercises (influenced by physiotherapy), my classes work on individuals physical and mental clarity, balance & wellbeing.
I studied my month intensive 200hr and 300hr Yoga Teacher Training with Green Yoga International, with a focus on Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga and Yin styles. I also hold a Yoga Alliance registered 'Yoga for Injuries' qualification, a British Wheel of Yoga 'Yoga for Special People' qualification, as well as being trained in Emergency First Aid at Work, & Emergency Outdoor First Aid. As well as this, I have a BA(Hons) in Fine Art, and an MA in Cultural Policy which help to bring the creativity to my yoga sequences. I'm currently undergoing training to become a counsellor, with a Certificate of Higher Education in Psychology, and Level 2 & 3 in Counselling Skills.
As well as this, I'm qualified to offer Thai Yoga Massage. Known as 'the lazy mans yoga', Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing art, which has been handed down from teacher to pupil since the third century BC. It is a unique and powerful massage therapy, combining acupressure, gentle stretching and applied yoga.