I have been practicing yoga for over 30 years and was trained by the British Wheel of Yoga. I have had many teachers over the years and have been influenced by many styles. This is reflected in my classes which offer a broad range of practices but in quite a classical way.
My classes are structured to always include breathing practices, relaxation as well as a, well thought out, mix of posture work for developing strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation. I like the saying ‘flexible spine flexible mind’ and aim to take the spine through its full range of movement keeping it healthy and supple. With this flexibility I feel it brings a sense of fluidity through the whole body, freeing it up so that energy can flow keeping us free from stresses, blockages and restrictions. I have a deep interest of the magic of the body and the way it works for us and I encourage practitioners to explore their own bodies and their own potential. I am also passionate about alignment and how misalignment can cause many problems throughout the body. I am particularly interested in the therapeutic benefits of yoga and the way it (especially the breath) helps with stress and anxiety. This is something I have experienced first-hand and it never ceases to amaze me how it all just does work. I am in the process of completing a 580 hour Yoga Therapy Diploma with The Minded Institute which has furthered my interest integrating eastern practices with medical science and psychology.
My aim is to create a safe relaxing environment in which people can come to explore their bodies, be with themselves, getting to know their self, have a good move about, stretch and relax.