YTT 200hr, fully insured, Yoga Alliance qualified and DBS checked.
I trained as a dancer and then went on to study Psychology at University. I discovered yoga back in 2005, and was instantly hooked, thus started my love affair with yoga. I went onto explore many different styles, from Bikram to Iyengar! It was so nice to find something again after years of dance training, that allowed me to balance, move, re-focus and calm. I now can’t imagine my life without moments spent on my mat!
I completed my Yoga Teacher Training in Byron Bay, Australia in 2011, at Byron Yoga, studying yoga philosophy and ethics, meditation, breath work, anatomy and physiology, sequencing and postural alignment. Upon moving to Darwin and stumbling upon, Agoy Yoga studio and after teaching a trial class the following week, started on their timetable. It turned out to be the most enlightening, inspirational, challenging experience any newly trained yoga teacher could want…
My style of yoga has since developed into a explorative flow through the traditional Ashtanga yoga asanas, with movement at its core. I believe fluid movement to be the best way to explore, energise and connect with the body, mind and soul. I have definitely learnt through yoga, that we all strive for balance and each time you practise will be different from the last, but there has never been a time that I didn’t feel more wonderful at the end of a class than I did at the beginning! There are so many different styles of yoga and teachers… So explore and find what works for you in this moment and go with it!
In 2011, I went on to complete my Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training with Bliss Baby. Yoga is a truly wonderful experience during the journey that is pregnancy, with so many wonderful techniques to help you prepare physically and mentally for the birth of your baby and then to nourish, re-vitalize and energise you as a mum (and the bubs enjoy it too).
2013 bought around moving back to the UK and having our first baby. I took a bit of time off to explore my new role as a mamma and discover my new needs from yoga and life. Yoga aims to teach us to accept and embrace change and 2013 taught me that more than ever. I was lucky enough to find the wonderful Lauren, at Laurenyoga. After doing her prenatal yoga and postnatal, mums n bubs yoga classes, went on to work with Lauren as her cover teacher, taking me to the gorgeous Gooseberry Bush Centre in Wimbledon and in March 2015, I took over her classes at the Johmard Centre in Colliers Wood.
In 2016, as a family we took the bold step and moved out of London to Thame, Oxfordshire, whilst feeling sad to be leaving my lovely students, classes and life, I was kept busy having our second baby in May and settling into country life and a mamma of two.
January 2017 came around and it felt the right time to move back in to teaching (I missed it more than I even knew). I completed a childrens yoga course with Cosmic Kids and started teaching at my local yoga studio, The Space Yoga Studio in Thame. I love seeing how children engage with yoga and am amazed often from not only my own children but also those that I teach, just how amazing yoga is and how much there is to explore within it.
For up to date class information of my classes in and around Thame, go to my classes page.
The journey continues…