My approach to teaching is that yoga is for everyone. I try to encourage students to challenge themselves whilst respecting both their body’s strengths and limits. We can learn to listen to our body and gain the confidence to make our own decisions and modifications in poses. This confidence can transfer with the other benefits of yoga into our daily lives.
My first yoga class was in 1982. Over the years I dipped in and out of various styles until 1998 when, suffering from a sports injury, I attended my first Iyengar yoga class with Donna Law. As well as Donna's great teaching, I loved the strength, precision and alignment of the style. In 2006, after a four year period of teacher training and having a baby, I was certified as an Iyengar teacher. Since that time I have increased my teaching until it is now my main occupation, hold classes for all ages from early years nursery, teens to seniors. While my roots remain with the Iyengar style, I enjoy studying yoga in its broadest sense, being open to teachings which make sense to my own body.
I also have a passion for anatomy and have a diploma in Swedish Massage, Anatomy & Physiology. I am currently undertaking:
- the YogaAnatomy Diploma with Leslie Kaminoff, author of the YogaAnatomy text book and founder of The Breathing Project New York and
I hold weekly Birthlight Parent & Baby Yoga classes (Level 3 tutor) at Eden Court Theatre. These fun classes support the bonding process between parents/ carers and babies and involve singing, dancing and movements which support baby development.