I had the good fortune to stumble across yoga in 2009, whilst studying French and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham. In 2010 I began practising Ashtanga yoga with Level 2 Authorised teacher Paul Kleesmaa and upon my return to Leeds I began daily practice with Level 2 Authorised teacher Joey Miles.
I have since travelled to Mysore, India, on four occasions, to study with Sharath Rangaswamy at the KPJAYI, the source of the Ashtanga method.
I have been certified to teach by the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance, having completed a two-year alignment focused Hatha Yoga training with Joey Miles and Anna Asbhy at TriYoga London.
I have been assisting in Joey’s morning Mysore-style Ashtanga classes since 2013.
Since my first yoga class, I became aware of the powerful effect of yoga practice on my mental state and feel an immense gratitude for this practice, which has changed my life. It is this feeling of gratitude that motivates me to teach, in order to help others experience the same benefits.
I began practising meditation in 2010 and since beginning Vipassana meditation (in the style of Goenka) in 2011, I have completed a 10-day silent meditation course annually and continue to maintain a daily meditation practice.
I currently teach mid-morning Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Leeds, as well as one-off yoga and meditation workshops in Leeds.