What my classes are like

My yoga sessions are contemplative, inviting inquiry to structural-energetic balance through body-mind connectivity. I hold a space for deep sensing of the body as a support for unfolding into mindful movement, maintaining deep respect for the transformational possibilities that could arise. Body-mind re-patterning skills acquired in yoga therapy, rehabilitative Pilates, Body Mind Centering, Authentic Movement and Somatic Psychology inform my work. My personal ongoing practice underpins my intention as a compassionate teacher and therapeutic witness. Students’ individual journeys inspire the choices I make as a teacher.

My journey into yoga

I encountered Yoga in 1995 as a student of traditional Hatha forms, as a way to find energy balance after a period of chronic fatigue. I first taught yoga at university while studying drama and dance. My companionship with yoga has taken taken my practice down many paths, meeting many styles along the way, as my body-mind needs have shifted through my life journeys. I have recognised that my natural orientation is to offer myself and students support in the form of a release based, somatic approach to yoga.

My study and credentials

I have been practising as an Integrative Bodyworker Since 2002 and have taught internationally working with many people in need of physical, emotional and psychological support. I studied at the Sivanada yoga ashram in India, completed a Pilates teacher training at Trinity Laban, studied Zero Balancing and Reiki. I also work in private practice as a Somatic Movement Therapist (Dip.IBMT, RSMT, Body&Earth). I am registered with ISMETA.