Yoga has long been a part of my life. Mum taught Yoga to us as kids; I sought out Yoga through college craziness; & then to offset the stress of a busy career in Financial Services. I continued to seek refuge on my mat to help ease both the side- & after-effects of cancer treatment. Yoga has brought me much joy & fun; meeting new people, experiencing the sense of community that comes from practising with others & enjoying trips to workshops, retreats & trainings around the world.
As an experienced & qualified E-RYT & RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher (Hatha & Ashtanga Vinyasa & Accessible Yoga), my classes focus on building strength & enhancing flexibility, with supportive & appropriate help & alignment. Relaxing & having fun are also key.
Ease - that is my mantra. It is your practice - I am just your guide.
Being able to share Yoga’s many benefits inspires me greatly. We're all trying to be our 'best' selves; to be a good person, parent, friend, partner, sibling, colleague, carer, neighbour, child, citizen. Enabling us to face our days with resilience & grace, Yoga is a wonderful mind-body practice that helps to support us in our ‘everyday’ lives.
Yoga is so great for cross-training too. I’ve run 3 marathons & I also love cycling & hiking. Walking the full 888km Camino de Santiago in 2014, that little bit of Yoga daily greatly eased the expected aches & pains from that odyssey. So I know only too well how Yoga helps us recover from hard training sessions & how it also helps with our balance (proprioception adaptation) & breathing - vital for all athletes, weekend warrior or otherwise.
As well as general & Workplace Yoga, I also teach adaptive Yoga at two cancer support centres. I feel privileged to help others just as others once helped me. Please get in touch if you’d like more information on those specific classes.
Yoga for me is an ‘everyday’ kind of practice - something attainable to us all, on a mat, in a chair, at work, at home, wherever, whenever, even if it’s just 2 minutes of deep breathing & a few gentle stretches 'EveryDay'. Try it - you just might like it…