I am passionate about yoga and helping people feel good. I used to run long distance and turned to yoga to help my very stiff muscles and lower back pain. I didn’t realise at that stage it would completely transform my life!
What I love about yoga is how it makes you feel; peaceful, centred, in the present moment and uplifted at the same time. I love how it can release emotions and open your heart. I also love the spiritual aspect of it; the union of your mind, body, breath and spirit.
My yoga journey began with Bikram which I enjoyed but it wasn’t until I discovered Hot Power Yoga (Vinyasa Flow in a warm room) that I really understood what yoga was all about, it was a more spiritual, heart opening practice there. Since then I have spent time living at the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala India learning their Hatha series and experiencing a full yogic life style. I have travelled around India extensively learning from different yoga teachers and I trained to teach Vinyasa Flow yoga in the foothills of the Himalayas.
I love the creativity, movement and use of breath in Vinyasa Flow. In all my classes I have a strong focus of heart opening, releasing emotions, acceptance and being present. I set intentions and share learnings about life through the class which are drawn from my life experience day to day, what I have learnt over the years as a life coach and through the months I have spent in India.
I am also trained in trauma sensitive yoga which brings the therapeutic and mindfulness aspect of yoga to help heal sufferers of trauma and stress. As well as vinyasa flow I also love to practice yin yoga to balance out the more dynamic aspect of flow with the slow mindfulness of yin.
With all my experience I teach a mixture of energising flow yoga and a slower mindful practice. My intention is for my students to leave the class feeling peaceful and content with open hearts. I teach in a light hearted and flexible way to cater for all levels, and I include pranayama and meditation.
Aside from yoga I enjoy my work as a life coach, hula hooping, paddle boarding, travelling and dancing.