― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
I started my yoga teacher training with an Integrated Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda 200 hour in Costa Rica in 2011. To deepen my skills I followed this with a 500 hour teacher training with Ruth White who was one of Iyengar’s students. I went on to train with Anna Ashby in Restorative Yoga and trained with Norman Blair and a separate course with Sarah Lo in Yin Yoga. I continue to attend further CPD trainings to broaden my experience.
I began my journey teaching in the corporate world in 2011 and continue to teach group classes for companies, which is an amazing experience.
I am very happy to also teach a variety of Yoga classes and workshops at two local Yoga studios. On my yoga teaching journey it’s been so rewarding to see people change physically and mentally in such a positive way, after only several months of practicing yoga.
I had major surgery in April 2017 after a horse riding accident and have found yoga and meditation helped a lot in my recovery.
Through this injury I have learnt so much more about the body and specifically around how restorative yoga poses and meditation can really help.
I am now also offering Yin Yoga classes and Restorative Yoga for those who are looking for a less challenging style of yoga, but want to feel just as good as you do after other styles of yoga. Restorative practice helps alleviate aches and pains and can help those recovering from injuries and illness. See my About Yoga page for the definition of the different styles of Yoga I teach.
Over the years I have explored many different styles such as Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Sivananda, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Bikram and more and have been taught by many inspiring yoga teachers and as a result of this I feel I can adapt and tailor my teaching to a wide range of people with different requirements.
My Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes are based on the precision and accuracy of Iyengar style of practice and I combine this with the creative fluidity of Vinyasa Flow which complement each other so well.
Through my training with Ruth White, I have learnt to accommodate all levels in my classes and allow each to gain the maximum benefit from the class in a relaxed, safe and fun way. I like to include a variety of methods such as pranayama (breathing), meditation and yoga nidra (deeply relaxing yogic sleep at the end of the class). I like to focus on a mix of qualities such as alignment, balance, strength and at the same time keeping the postures soft.
I am also very passionate about sound healing and often play my Tibetan singing bowl or Hapi Drum for relaxation at the end of the classes.
When going through difficult times, I will always step onto my mat to find peace and clarity of mind, Yoga is an incredible life tool that keeps getting better and better with time.