Looking back I now realise that Yoga has always been my passion

Looking back I now realise that Yoga has always been my passion; physical expression in connection with body, breath and the inner place of stillness.

It was present in earliest memories, my parents introducing me to meditation when I was seven, a ‘walking’ one for a child to practice a few minutes each day. We still laugh at the memory of them coming back into the bedroom a couple hours after being safely ‘tucked in’ only to find me walking up and down on the bed, still reciting my mantra.

As an adolescent many of my summers were spent volunteering on silent retreats in the Black Forest in Germany and then travelling to India in my late teens and the beginning of more intense study.

At the same time my life has been a journey into movement. I remember always wanting to roll, jump, skip and shift though space. My childhood was largely dedicated to community dance and my early career emerged working as a professional contemporary dancer.

My heart has always wanted to find expression and connection. And not distinct from us all, this embrace is above all sought in relationship; with mother and father, brother, friends… and with myself. Sometimes in the sweetness of warmth and intimacy, other times in the fire of controversy and isolation. Looking for love, wanting to come to that inner place we know as home.

And so this relationship with yoga has sustained and accompanied me throughout my life. Integrated into my dance career, it led me back to facilitating breath and meditation workshops throughout Europe and to being invited to teach yoga teacher trainings in London and in Manchester.

I remain at that place of seeking expression and connection, of ‘building relationship’. The body and breath have the capacity to inform us in every moment and guide the mind to connect to the present, to what is now.

And so I find that my work is to guide myself and support others to feel embodied and to be ready to be in the world with courage and warmth… for ourselves and for others.

“Through encouragement and praise, she celebrates each individual that steps onto the mat in front of her. She expertly deconstructs each student’s existing yoga knowledge and rebuilds them again – layer by layer – with new levels of sophistication and understanding that propel their practices forwards.”

Rebecca French – Co-founder of Yoga London

Training & Experience

My love of learning refines my teaching and personal practice, here is some of training and experience.

  • What lies beneath – John Stirk
  • Exploring Subtle body – Tias Little
  • Relax & Renew – Judith Hanson-Lasater
  • Pregnancy Yoga – Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
  • Delivering Mindfulness Meditation facilitation programme – Michael Stone
  • iRest Yoga Nidra – Richard Miller
  • 500 hours Further Education Certification – Yoga London
  • 400 hours Further Education – Paul Dallaghan – Samahita
  • 200 hours Foundation Ashtanga – Paul Dallaghan – Samahita
  • NLP & Coach Practitioner
  • 100 hours Rocket Vinyasa – The Yoga People
  • Yoga Alliance 200 hours Teacher Training – Yoga London
  • International Art of Living Foundation Facilitator
  • Youth Empowerment Seminar Teacher
  • Yoga for the Special Child
  • AOL Yoga Intensive 1996
  • Postgraduate diploma – London School of Contemporary Dance
  • Bachelor of performing arts – Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Inspirational links for learning