My involvement in Yoga started as an expansion of a very early interest in Eastern Philosophies and Alternative Medicine. These interests awakened my desire to learn and explore Yoga and in 1990 I started classes in the Iyengar Yoga Institute at Maida Vale in London. At that time I studied under well-known and established teachers like Mira and Shyam Mehta (authors of “Yoga; the Iyengar Way” etc), and Sylvia Prescott. A long interest in yoga and a desire to share my knowledge and experience prompted me to embark on a teachers training course with Rosamund Bell at the North-East London Iyengar Yoga Institute. Over the years my curiosity of mind led me to expand my knowledge by practicing Iyengar yoga with other teachers. I also explored other forms of yoga (Hatha, Sivananda and Ashtanga) under a variety of teachers including Tim Cummins. My interest in anatomy, movement, and mind also prompted me to study Pilates and Tai chi for several years.
Before I set up Yoga holiday Paradiso, I taught in North London, then at a Yoga Centre in Bury St. Edmunds and in my private studio in Suffolk.
I employ Mindful approach to my yoga teaching. I will encourage you to bring your full awareness to your physical and emotional sensations as you move through asanas. I also put emphasis on alignment, precision and selective relaxation in the postures. The practice will improve your flexibility, balance, agility and strength. It will increase the sense of relaxation and general well-being throughout your body and mind. I regularly travel to attend classes and workshops with Senior Iyengar teachers to deepen my knowledge, practice and teaching skills. I took a Restorative Yoga course with Roger Cole and completed Mindfulness Training (MBCT) with Dr Hagen Rampes.