I have been practicing yoga for many many years and was trained by the British Wheel of Yoga. I have had many teachers 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. They are structured to always include breath practices, relaxation as well as a, well thought out, mix of posture work for developing strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation.
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 (physical and energetic) and how misalignment can cause many problems mentally, physically and emotionally. 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 am particularly interested in, and have experienced first hand, the therapeutic benefits that yoga has to offer and am passionate about using my experiences to help others find their own way to well being (mentally, physically and emotionally), and have spent most of my adult life building my skills, keeping them up to date with the latest research. I have recently completed a 580 hour Yoga Therapy Diploma with The Minded Institute which has furthered my interest integrating eastern practices with medical science and psychology. I continue to be a ‘work in progress’ developing as a human being to be the best possible version of myself.
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.