After dabbling in yoga and meditation for a number of years, in 2007 I became a serious student of yoga to help heal an injury that occurred from accidentally falling at work. Yoga has helped to build my confidence, gain strength in body and mind, and provide a place to let go of the daily stresses of living. Yoga is a passion that I enjoy sharing with others.
After a couple of years I decided to take a foundation course at a local studio before embarking on a teacher training programme. I completed my 200 hour RYT at the Yogacampus in London, UK in July 2016 which included 360 contact hours.
I have been teaching since November 2015 first as a student-teacher then as a qualified instructor. My styles of teaching include Vinyasa, Hatha, Yoga for Pregnancy, and Restorative Yoga. I have been teaching staff at a primary school, staff at a children’s centre, in local church halls, offering 1:1 sessions, and providing cover for a variety of local yoga teachers in South West London. In addition, I co-teach a volunteer session of mindful movement for seniors at a local church in Lambeth to create an atmosphere of community and well-being for people who do not go out of their homes often. I have also presented a workshop on stress for the wonderful organization that helps families expecting or who have young children to become the best version of themselves, Parents as First Teachers-UK (), during their Annual Network Day. This was to help their project workers identify stress in themselves as well as the families they work with and give them some tools on how to reduce stress using office yoga and breath work. I am also honored to have done live Skype sessions and recorded sessions with a yoga teacher friend for Friendsline () to enhance the well-being of women living in rural India.
I am certified in Restorative Yoga and Pregnancy Yoga. I completed specialist training in May 2017 run by Lisa Kaley-Isley (Yoga Therapist/Supervisor) and Karen Atkinson (Mindfulness Teacher/Supervisor) to aid people with stress, anxiety, and depression using yoga. Living and teaching in London I find so many students feeling stress and anxiety and I myself have benefited from yoga to help with those issues. I am currently studying to become a Yoga Therapist through Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Diploma Programme. I recently completed the foundations training with Yogabeez for Children’s Yoga. I believe a teacher never stops being a student.
I have had the pleasure to study with some renowned teachers such as Judith Lasater, Rod Stryker, Rolf Sovik, Doug Keller, Graham Burns, Susanne Lahusen, and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. Where I've learned about yoga philosophy, history, texts, sequencing, postures, breathwork, yoga nidra, prenatal yoga, meditation, and restorative yoga as some of the topics.
I am very grateful for the ongoing opportunities of practice and learning from my 2 regular teachers, Graham Burns and Susanne Lahusen. Where I continue to grow in my asana(postures), pranayama(working with the breath), and meditation practices as well deepening my study of yoga philosophy, history, and the effects that yoga has on the body and mind.
Prior to being a Yoga Instructor I worked as a Family Support Worker with Families in North London in a Children’s Centre. For extra fun I enjoy gardening, walks in nature, and cooking tasty meals and treats!
I look forward to joining you on the journey of yoga!