My first recollection of doing Yoga is with my Dad at the age of five on a Sunday morning. That morning planted the seed of interest that has grown into my Yoga practice today!
I qualified as a Yoga Alliance (500hr) Karuna teacher with Ruth White and I have since taught both public and private classes in the Theale area of Berkshire and clocked up over 500 hours of teaching experience.
I’m a passionate amateur sportswoman and have enjoyed an eclectic mix of activities from classical ballet, running, rugby, both track and endurance motocross, adventure racing, mountain biking and my current passion, road cycling. Yoga and meditation has helped to balance me physically and mentally and play a key role in optimising my body for the sports and activities I am involved with.
My joint passion for sport and yoga led me to study to become a Yoga Sports Coach™ with the Institute of Yoga Sports Science. Cycling provided the foundation sport for my study and research project, investigating whether a 10 week yoga intervention could alleviate chronic back pain and improve performance for a junior road cyclist. I do, however, work with athletes from many different sports and backgrounds, cycling included.
I’m also a Sports and Remedial Massage/Soft Tissue Therapist (Trainee) and, whilst I started it because I wanted more hands on anatomy for my yoga sports coaching, I’m finding the joint practice between the mat work and couch work brings great benefits to the clients I’m working with.