I discovered Yoga with my sister when we were both under the age of 10. My practice slowly grew throughout my teens but it wasn't until I left home for Uni in London that I started attending regular classes.
I soon knew that I wanted to teach Yoga and from then on I attended classes diligently. and developed a personal practice around a very busy career and bringing up small children.
It was a struggle to find the right balance between my ,family, work and my practice. Through hard work and perseverance I developed a yoga practice that worked for me knowing that one day this would become the foundation stone for my teaching.
In 2014-15 I reached a crossroads in my careerand realised the time had come to finally take the plunge and train to teach Yoga. Since then I haven't looked back and have been a certified Yoga Teacher since 2015, sharing my belief that life should be lived with joy, gratitude, and a dedication to being present in the moment.
My style of Yoga is an intuitive, fusion of old school Hatha with its emphasis on alignment, energy flow and the breath along with many interesting little techniques and nuances I have learned over the years. Blend with that the flowing, intensity of practices such as Vinyasa Flow/Ashtanga etc, which really inspire me.
I've trained with many inspiring teachers some of whom include - Noah Maze, Ray Long, Leslie Kaminoff,
In 2018 I trained in India with Yogi Ashokananda to teach a different form of Yoga - Prana Kriya, This form of Yoga uses breathing techniques with vigorous movement or meditative techniques to recharge the body and the mind, bringing physical and spiritual transformation and growth.
It's always so exciting to step onto my Yoga Mat - to find the next level or revelation, sometimes subtle but sometimes literally mind blowing. I am really enjoying being able to help others towards similar discoveries within themselves.
Yoga is much more than a bit of gymnastic stretching! Many people turn to Yoga to become more flexible but in the process find something much deeper and more interesting, although it's perfectly OK to use it purely for its physical benefits!
There are many different types of Yoga - something for everyone. You can work very gently within a more meditative practice or find your focus through a physically challenging practice that brings you right up to your edge.
Many practitioners will recognise "that Yoga Feeling" that they just don't get from anything else.
Yoga provides a method for researching and exploring your inner spaceand how you relate to the world around you. This enquiry enriches and enhances every aspect of life.
It takes commitment zeal patience & perseverance to show up on ones mat in class or at home but the results of persistence may transform your life.
There is a saying about Yoga:
Do yoga once a week - change your body
Do Yoga three times a week - change your mind
Do Yoga every day - change your life
BENEFITS OF YOGA
improves and maintain the health of muscles, joints and organs
improve core stability and alignment.
clear your mind
get a better night’s sleep
improve performance and help prevent sports injuries
speed recovery from training
slow down the negative effects of an office job /modern lifestyle
increase your sense of happiness and well being.