I embarked on my first yoga teacher training in India in 2015, a 200 hour intensive with Trimurti Yoga. I’d traveled to India seeking a simple, active life in the sun, knowing I needed to reconnect with my body following a long period of frustration due to several injuries, a couple of surgeries and a “successful” career that lacked personal meaning and had me chained to a desk.
The great joy, physical and emotional healing I found in yoga was way beyond anything I could have expected. Despite having no intention to teach when I began my yoga journey, on completing the training I felt it would be an incredible privilege to support others with their own personal transformation through yoga.
Returning to Trimurti as part of their teaching team in 2016, I had the great privilege of guiding student teachers in asana & meditation practice as well as alignments & adjustments workshops and much more. This extended time with the yoga school, working with many inspirational teachers and students, allowed me gain valuable teaching experience while also deepening my own practice and immersing more fully in the study of yoga.
Since returning to the UK I’ve continued this path of personal and professional development, indulging my interest in human bodies and the human experience. I trained as a Massage Therapist, diving deeper in anatomy and broadening my skills in relieving tension and improving well-being. And as with most things in life, the more I learn, the more I realise there is to learn. I’ve studied Pre & Postnatal Yoga with appleyoga (96 hours), Holistic Yin Yoga with Swara Yoga (100 hours), and most recently the Practices of Leadership and Empowerment (200 hours) with the incredible Leila Sadeghee and Bridget Luff, a training that has helped me strengthen my personal practices, refine my vinyasa yoga teaching and distill what I have to offer.
I haven’t always done yoga, but my varied experiences all feed in to the knowledge I bring to my teaching. Before retiring due to injury, I was a semi-professional volleyball player, and a member of the corporate rat race, at a desk in front of a screen dealing with the physical and emotional stresses this lifestyle involves. These experiences combined with my yoga and massage training further inform the keen body movement awareness and biomechanical savvy that are ever present in my teaching. I encourage students to connect with kindness and compassion in their practice, while bringing awareness to their body, their breath and their experience. Classes with me aim to gently increase flexibility and improve strength, but most of all help you feel at home in your body, tune in to your true self and allow you some relief from the stresses and tensions of day to day life.