A bit of background into my own personal journey. A cliche maybe, but a true story none the less- after running into a pretty tough period in my life, I believe that Yoga found me. It had, and continues to have a huge impact on my life- both on and off the mat.
I was so inspired to learn more myself, and to be able to share this amazing practice with others that I embarked on a 2 year 200 hour teacher training course.
Since qualifying I have quit a long term corporate career to follow my passion of sharing Yoga with others, and promoting a happier and healthier lifestyle through more holistic based approaches.
Yoga is the journey of the self, to the self, through the self.
The Bhagavad Gita
There are many misconceptions about Yoga, including that it is just about being able to touch your toes or do a handstand (maybe we have social media to thank for that)!
Although physical movement (Asana) is a part of Yoga, as a teacher I want to share with people that Yoga is so much more than this, and Asana alone is merely one branch on the tree of Yoga.
It can be a wonderful and inclusive practice that I truly believe helps to create balance and harmony of mind, body and soul- leading us to live more compassionately towards ourselves and others.
Yoga is an internal practice. The rest is just circus.
Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois
I teach regular studio classes, private Yoga, University Yoga and Corporate Yoga. I am also hugely passionate about trying to share Yoga with everyone, making the practice more accessible, and work with charity and community projects in an effort to do so.
My signature styles are "Empowering Hatha" & "Meditative Yin" suitable for complete beginners and beyond.
Whilst I remain true to the traditional roots of Yoga, combining physical practice with other elements of the Eight Limbs of Yoga and a philosophical approach, I also incorporate somatic movement and encourage freedom and exploration of mind, body & soul both on and off the mat.
In addition to my 200 hour Hatha Yoga training I have since gone on to explore and gain qualifications in Yin Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine for Yoga, Yoga for Stress & Burnout and coming soon Shamanism and Pregnancy Yoga. Many elements of which are intertwined within my classes, as well as offering longer and more in depth workshop experiences open to all.
We can read into an assigned label for a class, or a "style" of Yoga that is referred to (often referring to the lineage), and I often get asked what type of Yoga I teach. The answer in its simplest form is essentially what I teach is just Yoga. Movement and exploration of body, stillness of mind, greater connection to self.
If you are interested in finding out more, take a look at the rest of the website, or feel free to contact me by clicking the link below- I would love to hear from you.
Qualifications & Certificates
200 Hours Hatha Yoga
Friends of Yoga International (FRYOG)
A Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and Independent Yoga Network
50 Hours Yin Yoga
Sandstone Yoga & Pilates
20 Hour Chinese Medicine for Yoga
Jennifer Raye Health
21 Hours Yoga for Stress & Burnout
Indian Head Massage Therapist ( Guild of Holistic Therapists)
Birmingham Holistic Health Centre
Public Liability Insurance through Wellbeing Insurance (previously DSC Insurance)