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 offer yoga classes for adults, kids, special needs. I also run workshops, day Retreats and longer weekend Wellbeing Retreats as well as occasional yoga trips to India.
I am supporter and fundraiser for SAMH the Scottish Association for Mental Heath and proud to be a Signatory of the Mental Health Charter for physical activity and sport.
I enjoyed a 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 the co-creator of Voices of yoga () – the pioneering series of podcasts sharing yoga insights around the world, listened to in over 70 countries. Articles I have written have been published in OM Yoga magazine and the Huffington Post. I am a Tutor for Yoga Scotland delivering the Foundation Yoga course.
I am author of the book, 'Whirlpools, yoga and the balance of life - travel tales for the adventurous spirit' available from most online book sellers including Amazon in paperback and kindle formats.
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 Jyoti, my yogic name was given to me which translates to ‘Light of Hope.’ I have also trained in Curvy Yoga.
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.