My Yoga Journey
My yoga journey began in my late teenage years at a leisure centre in SE London. I came to the practice for the physical benefits it gave me, a complement to my exercise routine at the time. Little did I know that a few years later it would save my life.
I returned to yoga in 2013 after years of struggle with mental health. The mental clarity and relief it gave me was unparalleled.
I began to practice daily at a wonderful studio in Berlin, and slowly but surely began to see the overwhelmingly positive impact it had upon my life as the years unfolded. I knew that I had to share this beautiful gift with others immediately, but waited for several years to develop my own practice and understanding of this wonderful way of life before undertaking a teaching course to share it with others.
Experience & Qualifications
I have primarily practiced Vinyasa and Yin yoga for the last four years around the globe in Germany, India and Australia. I spent five months in India: one month in Gokarna at a Satyananda style ashram learning about Sanskrit and chanting, Yoga Nidra, asana, cleansing practices and karma yoga, some weeks in Mysore practicing Ashtanga yoga Mysore style, some weeks at the Sivananda ashram in Neyaar Dam practicing asana and learning more yoga philosophy (as well as karma yoga) as well as learning from countless teachers both on and off the mat.
I hold a 200 hour Yoga Alliance recognised certification in Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Teaching from the Krishna Village Eco Yoga Community in New South Wales, Australia, and have experience teaching large groups of mixed ability students not only Hatha and Vinyasa but also Yin yoga. Venues I have taught at include yoga studios, health clubs, gyms, hostels and a retreat centre.
I offer tailored classes to meet the needs of your space/clients, and am also available for one on one sessions for those who really want to focus in detail on their practice. One on one sessions allow you the extra time and care to ask all of those niggling questions, and allows us to work together to create a sequence which you can take to your own home practice.