I have long been fascinated by body/mind practices, an interest which originally took me into professional dance training leading to a Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree from London Contemporary Dance School. I began to make the transition from dance to yoga in 2005 and since then have explored Iyengar, Ashtanga and vinyasa flow traditions. I trained as a yoga teacher for Children and Families in 2011 and gained my Yoga Alliance UK affiliated 200-hours teacher training certificate in India in February 2012 where I qualified to teach Hatha Yoga, Traditional Ashtanga, Chanting, Meditating and Pranayama.
Dedicated to my continuous professional development I attend regular training and professional courses. In December 2014 I completed a British Wheel of Yoga Diploma in yoga for pregnancy, in September 2014 qualified with The Minded Institute as a MARK (Minded Addiction Recovery Kit) practitioner and in January 2015 completed a mat based exercise for MS certificate. Since October 2014 I have also been training to become a Yoga Therapist specialising in Mental Health.
I have recently begun to widen my practice further exploring kundalini and yin yoga as well as yoga nidra. I trained in transcendental meditation in 2009 and mindful meditation in 2012 both of which inform my daily meditation practice.
My focus as a teacher is on supporting individuals to find their own practice in a safe and encouraging environment. My classes are alignment focused, but with a love of ashtanga vinyasa yoga and a dance background they inevitably also help to develop a sense of flow and movement. I use the breath (pranayama) and meditation work to develop connection between body and mind. Whilst developing strength and flexibility my classes are also very meditative and encourage deep relaxation and centering. I love the versatility of yoga and meditation and never cease to be amazed by the lessons I continue to learn through my practice on and off the mat.