Qualifications and Training:
British Wheel of Yoga Ayurvedic Teacher (300hrs) with Tarik Dervish and Cathy-Mae Karelse
Yoga for lower back pain, intensive with Donna Farhi
Yin Yoga and Meridians, intensive with Norman Blair
Emergency First Aid Certified
International Institute of Reflexology Diploma
British Wheel of Yoga Ayurveda Module
British Wheel of Yoga Foundation course, Tarik Dervish.
I began practising yoga in 2005, like many people I first came to it as a form of exercise, and then discovered the many other benefits. I felt energised, stronger, and my low mood lifted. It was these shifts I first noticed, only later realising the subtler changes within; how it focused the mind, brought me into the body, reducing levels of stress and anxiety. Yoga led me to being interested in health and well-being from within.
I have since practised in a range of styles of yoga, including: Vinyasa, Yin, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Kundalini, as well as other movement practices: Feldenkrais, TRE, The Alexander Technique, and through all these discovered my own postural imbalances, healed an old injury, and become conscious to how amazing Yoga is for the human body – I am inspired by the incredible teachers I have been so fortunate to have, and continue to be highly motivated to keep learning and share this knowledge.
In 2016, I made the decision to follow my passion and train with the British Wheel of Yoga to become an Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher.
My practice has evolved, these days I am less likely to be sweating it out in fast-paced classes, or pushing myself to make a shape - I now work to strengthen and realign, and focus on a more interoceptive practice, and somatic movement – appreciating the subtle nature of yoga as a powerful tool to develop inner awareness and bring balance to mind and body.