I first stepped on to a yoga mat around 25 years ago
In fact, this was before the days of sticky yoga mats, so I was actually stepping onto a sleeping bag (not so great for standing poses but fantastic for relaxation at the end of class!)
A few years later I spent a year in India and Nepal, and this is where I started to understand that there was more to yoga than just “throwing a few shapes”, my interest was piqued in a new way and my journey into learning more about this rich and varied practice began.
My initial teacher training was in 2003, and the more I learnt I realised how little I knew. This lead to me also completing the BWY (British Wheel of Yoga) 500 hour Diploma in 2007 and Claire Missingham’s 200 hour Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training in 2009.
I am not only a self-confessed “yoga geek” and continuous student of yoga, but also a full-time, professional yoga teacher and teacher trainer who is dedicated to investing in personal ongoing training with the world’s leading teachers and thinkers in this field. I love to learn, and to share this information and knowledge with my students.
Why do I love yoga so much? I believe that yoga is a massive tool-box of techniques and practices that everyone can benefit from. It doesn’t matter if you want to de-stress or learn to deal with anxiety, get fitter, stronger or more flexible, work therapeutically with an injury or health condition, use it to get better performance in another discipline, or find a deeper connection through the more spiritual practices. It’s all accessible through yoga.
Many years of study and experience in a wide range of traditions and styles…
…means that I have a comprehensive knowledge and wealth of experience to share with you. My intention as a yoga teacher (or teacher trainer) is to nurture, support and encourage you to find “your yoga”, and the improvements this can bring to you mentally, physically and emotionally.
I hope to see you somewhere on a yoga mat soon!