Yoga first came into my life during the late 1980s when I lived in London. I ignored it but it came back into my life 13 years later when I was asking myself “what life was all about?” I have since followed the path of Yoga and I am grateful to all my teachers who have shared their teachings with me.
I have had many influences. When I first started Yoga, I loved the flow of Shiva Rea and them gravitated to the precision of Iyengar and working with alignment. During my teacher training, I discovered Scaravelli Inspired Yoga which is an approach that really resonates with me and I am currently exploring it in my practice and teaching. With Vanda Scaravelli’s approach we work by using gravity, the breath and the spine to release tension. Once we both relax and strengthen the spine by working with it, “we will feel renewed energy and ease within the body”. Scaravelli yoga is slow, gentle, and is suitable for all.
Since 2011, I have attended various workshops with teachers who have either worked directly with Vanda Scaravelli or have been inspired by this lovely approach. Bill Wood, Sophy Hoare, John Stirk, Peter Blackaby, Chloe Fremantle, Diane Long and Sandra Sabatini.
In my personal practice I also integrate the teachings of Swami Pragyamurti. I love the meditative spiritual approach to Yoga. I have also been greatly influenced by my meditation and Buddhist teacher Maarten Vermaase. I have integrated all of this into my practice and my teaching and invite you to come and experience this special gift with me.