YOGA

Why Yoga?

With an aim to honour the wonderful potential Yoga has, by sharing with you the practices that have allowed me to reconnect to vitality, presence and positivity, I hope to inspire you as my teachers constantly inspire me; as equals exploring together.

“Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodha”

Yoga is the calming of the fluctuations of the mind – Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras I.2, circ. 400 CE

Classes

Power Vinyasa creating stability and ease in a fiery, focussed and fun Baptiste inspired practice

Festival Flow combining my love for music into yoga practices that truly lift the spirit, perfect for festivals or something a little different

Youth Yoga curated specifically for children, teens and young adults

SEN Yoga having worked intensively in special educational needs, I recognise the importance of movement and connection within the curriculum

Rehabilitation specialising in during or post cancer treatment, including postoperative restorative yoga

Sport Performance & Enhancement seeing the potential for more specific practices, I am currently focussing programs to aid rowers and runners

Injury Prevention practices to target weak areas, strengthening and realigning

Yoga & Meditation at Work there’s no doubt that employees and employers alike could really do with some yoga to improve focus, energy and wellbeing with a lighthearted approach

Privates for those who rather practice alone or in the comfort of their own home, for beginners gaining confidence or well weathered yogis looking to truly expand on the details with one on one attention, I can work around you

All classes vary from 60 – 90 minutes, excluding workshops.

My Story

A life in the Performing Arts means constantly uprooting and changing entire settings; which country I call home and who is around, at the drop of a hat, albeit, a sparkly top hat in a Bob Fosse flurry.

For me, the only answer to staying sane, or near enough, has been (queue the cliché self talk…) to root down within myself.

The ‘Yogic’ outlook appealed to me. So I started to practice in my own time, occasionally going to studios, but mostly incorporating my many years in dance training into what I thought was yoga – flowing, focussed movements.

Over time, my depth of understanding grew, I joined a studio with a wonderful sense of community and began to practice nearly everyday. As everyone has, I have had my hardships; Cancer, a thyroid disorder, anxiety, career instability and grievances, but throughout all of the downs (and indeed ups), yoga has kept me centred, strong, connected and it never fails to rejuvenate me.

My teacher training deepened my knowledge in every aspect and fed my hunger for growth and self enquiry. Yoga and its original philosophy is a truly fascinating path to delve into, it feels a privilege to have discovered something so explorative, connecting and authentic during this short lifetime.

Education & Certification

200 Hours in Power Vinyasa Yoga – Lumi Power Yoga (Yoga Alliance)

Lumi Advanced Assisting Training Level 1 – Lumi Power Yoga

Exercise to Music Certification Level 2 – YMCA Qualifications, Cambridge

First Aid Trained, DBS Checked & Fully Insured