I trained as a yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga and completed their teaching Diploma (BWY Dip) with tutor Margaret Woodley in 2004. I am also a British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Practice Observer for trainee yoga teachers (TPOT) and I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). In addition to my British Wheel of Yoga Teaching qualification, I also trained as a Specialist Children’s Yoga Teacher with Christiane Kerr, at Calm For Kids. I have been very fortunate to work with some excellent teachers over the years, and I am grateful for the inspiration this has given me.
I hold full indemnity insurance through my professional membership of the British Wheel of Yoga, I have completed Safe Guarding Training to work with children and vulnerable adults, and I hold a First Aid qualification specifically for yoga teachers.
I started practising yoga in my early twenties and over the years I have gone on to explore a wide range of yoga styles, including Iyengar, Hatha, Dru and Viniyoga. As a longstanding vegetarian, I am also interested in Buddhism and I follow a daily meditation practice which I have found helps me tremendously both on and off the yoga mat. As a result my teaching style is influenced by a number of schools of yoga but is also centred around working mindfully (ie. being aware of how you feel in the here and now). In this way yoga allows you to approach your practice compassionately, working with your body and breath with an increased awareness to develop a personal sense of physical freedom and mental harmony.
“There is no place of pilgrimage as fabulous and as open as this body of mine, no place more worth exploring.” Saraha, 8th Century Buddhist yogi