Representing: The Independent Yoga Network
Sivananda Teacher of Yoga - Diploma, Kerala, India.
Hatha Yoga - British School of Yoga Diploma.
Pilates Matwork Primary Series - The Mind Body Institute.
ChiBall Teacher - Monica Linford.
Reiki 1 and 2 - School of Holistic Therapies.
Life Coach (Distinction) - The Coaching Academy.
BTEC in Food Technology - The Polytechnic of The South
NVQ trainer and assessor - Royal Society of Arts.
Yoga Registered Teacher (YRT) and BYTA.
Advanced Instructor Level 3 Yoga Teacher - REPs.
Yoga is Sanskrit for ‘union' and I believe that
it is this linking of the body with the mind and synchronising
breath with movement that brings about a feeling of
balance, relaxation and wellbeing. It is a personal
journey and not a competition, so the only legitimate
challenges are within ourselves and not with others.
My first contact with yoga was over 20 years ago whilst
in my 20's when suffering from hypertension, due to
a thyroid imbalance, I preferred the holistic approach
of yoga over allopathic medication for symptom relief.
Years later, after walking
away from a serious car accident relatively
unharmed in 1999, I took it as a ‘wake up' call,
reassessed my purpose and trained as a yoga teacher
to help myself recover and more importantly help others.
I was very fortunate to come into contact with inspirational
teachers of Hatha, Iyengar, Sivananda, Satyananda
and Astanga yoga.
I am passionate about life,
all living creatures and spiritual awareness. Yoga
has been intrinsic to my progression from being a
“gym junkie” to practicing and promoting
an holistic, balanced and intuitive approach to personal
Over the last six years
I have developed a range of classes which encompass:
for remedial, introductory, anti and post natal
precision and alignment for intermediate students
(Primary series -Astanga Vinyasa) embracing ujjayi
breath and challenging asanas for the more advanced
–deep relaxation for healing and self awareness
Dhyana and Dharana
(meditation and mind focus) for positive thinking,
self awareness and space
breathing and clearing for balance and healing
breathing practices for Kriya and to control vital
dance drawing on TCM systems and meridians with the
use of ChiBalls
As well as yoga, I teach
Pilates and ChiBall and introduce some of these techniques
into my yoga classes. These two disciplines help to
develop coordination, postural alignment, effective
breathing and core stability with flowing movement.
Additionally, I find that
as a Reiki practitioner, Life Coach and
nutritionist I have developed an intuitive approach
to awareness and understanding of both the physical
and spiritual wellbeing of students which enables
me to tailor their practice and take an holistic view
of the other lifestyle, diet or remedial action they
may benefit from.
I teach and practice in health
clubs and spas from West London to the Thames Valley
and run private classes and workshops for individuals,
groups and corporate clients.