Becoming a yoga teacher and director of a yoga shala was not a career move I could have foreseen twenty years ago, but nothing gives me a fire in my belly that could burn brighter. I have fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis (); of all the life changes I've made to manage these illnesses, having a daily yoga asana and pranayama practice have been by far the most therapeutic. I pass this on in my teaching, making sure that the practice is always appropriate for the student's age and ability.
My approach to teaching is warm, humorous and down to earth. I pass on both the physical and emotional strengthening benefits of having a regular yoga practice. The most important aspect of my teaching is my belief in treating everyone as an individual, and to modify the practice so that you gain the greatest benefit. When you come to class, I use intelligent sequencing to help make the yoga work for your particular body and needs.
The learning, practice and study of asana, pranayama, philosophy, theory and anatomy are never-ending. Our time on the mat studying yoga give us such a unique opportunity to learn more about ourselves and how we approach life challenges. The practice is the mirror of the self.
A lifelong lover of learning, I've come through careers in nursing (adult and mental health), a PhD in English Literature and Philosophy, and then into tutoring A Level and university students, with a bit of freelance writing thrown in.