My interest in yoga came about as a natural development after early years studying ballet, through team-based sports, mountain hiking and skiing during schooling and as a law student at university, on to a lifelong exercise regime which saw me research varying forms of fitness and healing and which instilled in me a love for the outdoors. The ancient science of Yoga captured my imagination while I was living and working as a lawyer in the United Kingdom. Being an ardent traveller, my interest in and love for the diversity and nature of Asia, were factors which propelled me to gradually immerse myself in the practice, study and teaching of Yoga, well-being and meditation, beyond my former corporate legal career.
Having completed my 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training with the eminent teachers at Blooming Lotus Yoga and having returned to them in July 2018 for an additional 100 hr. Yoga Teacher Training, these days both theory and practice combine to become part of my day to day life as a practicing Yoga Teacher, Manager and Lawyer. Live is amazing!
My overarching intention is through teaching Yoga compassionately and with grace, to share my approach to spiritual awakening - and perhaps to different ways of life.
During my classes I will welcome you to the journey of ‘Being’, the essence of Yoga and invite you to listen to your inner voice and intuition, which is your supreme teacher. From the heart, the place of stillness, balance, openness and love, I share my growing knowledge and experience, to support students in their journey into the inner heart of Yoga, while retaining a playful, rejuvenating and inclusive team spirit.
Personally, I relish a healthy, vegetarian diet which also forms an essential part of a simple, peaceful, joyful, and increasingly sattvic lifestyle. At this point of my process of transformation, as a student of Yoga capable of living Yoga in the wellness business, I wish to transmit its essence to my friends and students alike.
I am of the belief that good health is of priceless value – and that through daily Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga asana (which does take commitment and discipline), bliss and transformation may forever alter the course of our life.
Part of my predominantly Hatha – infused practice and teachings are meditation and mantra’s. A mantra is a sound vibration that has the ability to both protect and expand the mind. When we consciously begin to use a mantra, we are generating a new vibration and allowing it to penetrate deeply into our energy field where it can heal and strengthen our aura. I also teach Yin Yoga and Restorative yoga classes and receive some raving reports from my students in terms of the impact of the combination of these yoga styles on their lives!
Subject to request by my students, during my courses and classes, I may share or teach mantras that bestow liberation, give peace and for healing; while at the same time emphasize the highly practical philosophy of Yoga, awakening our innermost potential, to a path which allows for different and loving perspectives, free from attachments. In addition, as a yoga teacher forever trying to find new openings for my students, I am exploring the benefits of partner yoga for my lady students and their spouses.
Beyond all things yoga, I continue to leverage my "heart-centered" managerial and legal skills, knowledge and experience to serve the British Cosmetics brand, my business partners, our business and services, together with our wonderful staff at the BC Lifestyle Salon in Mount Lavinia.
Beyond my professional duties, I remain an engaged Board Member of the Rotary Club of Colombo Fort, committed to a better ‘humanity’.