Why do I love Yoga?
As a mum, a wife and a teacher, daily life can be pretty hectic and at times stressful.
For me, yoga provides the perfect antidote.
The postural work (asanas) help me maintain strength, stability and flexibility in my body. And the calming, breathing, mantra and meditation techniques, bring steadiness and clarity to my mind; helping me to think more clearly and interact with people and life in a positive way.
I have been practicing yoga for almost 20 years and began teaching in 2005.
I truly love teaching, because it is where I feel that I have the chance to make a positive difference to those around me. And as well as general classes, I have worked with many different communities, such as stroke survivors, addictions, Parkinsons Disease, cancer, anxiety, chronic pain, etc. This work has been challenging but truly inspirational.
How did it all come about?
I first encountered yoga in my late teens but it was not until many years later, when a knee injury forced me to give up karate, that I “fell into” a hatha yoga class and got hooked. At that time, I was a book-keeper; after having been a PA; and had various other office jobs in and around London and abroad.
During my second pregnancy, as I became more aware of the physical and mental benefits I was experiencing, I knew that I wanted to study this fascinating practice and become a teacher.
BWY Foundation Course – 2002
British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma – 2006
Yoga for Pregnancy & Post Birth – 2008
Accredited three-year cYs viniyoga of Yoga Teaching & Therapy Practitioner Programme – 2010
Svastha Yoga Therapy Program – 2016
Various workshops and retreats
Theta Healing Courses
Quantum Being Course
I am a member of and insured through the British Wheel of Yoga – details are available on request. And a registered yoga therapy practitioner with CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) and The International Association of Yoga Therapists.
To continue to be of help to others.
If you would like to find out more and have a chat about how I might be able to help you, please feel free to get in touch.