“Yoga is an art, a science and a philosophy. It touches the life of man at every level: physical, mental, spiritual. It is a practical method for making one's life purposeful, useful and noble.”
My approach to teaching is that yoga can be enjoyed by everyone. In the physical practice of asana, I encourage students to modify the poses for their own bodies, injuries and conditions.
As we age, yoga can help to increase and maintain strength, flexibility, balance and importantly, a sense of equilibrium. Feeling positive about how we relate to and move our body can transfer as a positive feeling into our daily life.
While my teaching is rooted in the strength and alignment style of the Iyengar tradition, my own practice is increasingly influenced by the explorative styles of Angela Farmer and Vanda Scaravelli.
A further area of interest to me is pelvic floor dysfunction which, I realise through my contact with post-natal and post-menopausal women, is extremely common but rarely openly discussed.
As well as teaching my regular classes, I do monthly Sunday morning workshops giving students a chance to work in a more in-depth way. I also work with students privately on a 1:1 basis or in smaller groups. I run my massage therapy practice from the TaeKwonDo Centre beside Inverness Ice Centre.