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. I incorporate my experience as a remedial massage therapist in my teachi - knowledge of how the body works can help restore range of movement, build strength and make the physical practice a more mindful experience.
As we age, yoga can help give us a sense of equilibrium. Feeling positive about how we relate to and move our body can transfer as a positive feeling into our daily lives.
While my teaching is rooted in the strength and alignment style of the Iyengar tradition, my own practice is also influenced by the explorative styles of Angela Farmer and Vanda Scaravelli.
A further area of interest to me is pelvic floor dysfunction which, I realised through my contact with post-natal and post-menopausal women, is extremely common but rarely openly discussed. I am now a licensed Adore Your Pelvic Floor Coach running 12-16 week courses on optimising pelvic floor health.
As well as teaching my regular classes, I do monthly Sunday morning workshops giving students a chance to explore the practice in a deeper I also work with students privately on a 1:1 basis or in smaller groups. I run my massage therapy practice from home and from the TaeKwonDo Centre beside Inverness Ice Centre.