My approach to yoga is simple: ‘Listen to your body’, ‘Feel good’ and ‘Have fun’. My classes help guide you, through a process of self-enquiry, towards a compassionate understanding of your own body.
For me, yoga is part of a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, which empowers us to take charge of our own lives, in order to maintain peace, balance and good health.
These are some of the flavours of the yoga I practise and teach:
awareness of the whole body – muscles, bones, organs, skin, the fluids moving through the body, integrating all these systems towards effortless strength, alignment and comfort
focus on the feelings in body and mind, being in the present, creating a state of inner stillness, focus, balance and peace
releasing holding, tension, fear, judgement, doing, purposeless activity – replacing with relaxing, softening, breathing, letting go, undoing, being
fluidity and flow, which might involve moving with the breath, flowing sequences and music
compassion for where we are, understanding and loving the body we have, rather than longing for a ‘better’ more ‘perfect’ one, learning from and appreciating the diverse experience of others
taking yoga ‘off the mat’, using the wisdom we acquire from our practice into our everyday lives and relationships
fun, lightness, playfulness, opening our hearts, being silly, exploring, wondering, rejoicing, loving…
I have been practising yoga for 30 years and teaching since 2004. My training includes a 3 year British Wheel of Yoga diploma, teacher trainings with Donna Farhi and Erich Schiffmann, as well as qualifications in Wu Tao Dance and Yoga Therapy.