My interest in yoga came about as a natural development after early years studying ballet, through team-based sports 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 tropics and the diversity and nature of Asia to which I was exposed during early childhood, were factors which propelled me to gradually immerse myself in the practice, study and teaching of Yoga, well-being and meditation.
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 and Consultant.
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.
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.
During my courses and classes, I emphasize the highly practical philosophy of Yoga, awakening our innermost potential, to a path which allows for different and loving perspectives, free from attachments. At the same time we retain a very pragmatic approach by focusing on our foundation - allowing us to become our strongest, most secure, most flexible self, based on sound values.
A regular yoga and meditation practice is a strategic science and a lifestyle to reach our best form yet - body, mind / psychology and soul - such that we are fully capable to manage any and all life's challenges with grace and equanimity and ease - for we are able to let go, renew and refresh on and off the mat.