Sharing and spreading the benefits yoga can bring to all minds and bodies is one of my greatest passions in life. Yoga is about embracing & accepting who you are - on and off the mat and in the community. Exploring boundaries and finding new edges whilst keeping it real.
I had a successful 20-year career in Financial Services, working across the UK and overseas, during which I practiced yoga for many years to help keep a balance and alleviate the pressures of work demands. I am now privileged to be able to focus on yoga full-time: delivering classes, workshops, retreats and articles for magazines and blogs. I’m also the co-creator of YEDTalk podcasts  – the pioneering series of podcasts sharing yoga insights around the world, listened to in over 40 countries. Articles I have written have been published in OM Yoga magazine, the Huffington Post and I have regular weekly yoga slot on Stirling City Radio station.
In 2006, I took the opportunity between jobs to spend time in India to deepen my understanding of yoga and certified as an RYS Yoga Teacher, under Yogi Vishvketu. It was here Asha Jhoti, my yogic name was given to me which translates to ‘Light of Hope.’
Whilst my teaching follows the Hatha style of yoga, I like to incorporate elements from other styles. Typically in one of my yoga classes, I will guide you though a combination of postures (asanas,) breathing exercises (pranayama,) and relaxation/internal focus techniques. Yoga is a non-competitive activity which exercises the mind, body and improves breathing. It promotes balance, core stability, strength and flexibility, alongside encouraging us to make space to absorb the benefits of our practice. All this can help to re-energise and rejuvenate ourselves. My teaching is suitable for the complete beginner up to intermediate level.