You're probably on this website because you're looking for a yoga teacher, so here is a little about me. I run my own classes, courses, workshops and retreats so people get to play with the challenges that yoga brings in an inspiring and creative way. I'm known for my energised and empowering vibe and my honest voice. In my classes we look to recognise the rollercoaster that is modern day real life and explore tools and techniques that we can use to help destress from it when we need to and embrace it to enjoy the ride when we can. Expect a big fat smile, a sense of humour and a seriously good soundtrack! Together, we will work with movement to building strength, find resistance and start creating space in both body and mind. No mater what, you will always find yourself in a supportive environment whether you are just starting out on your yoga journey, or looking to develop a deeper practice.
Yoga isn't just something I do and teach, it's about who I am and how I choose to live. A conscious balance for a healthy and happy body, mind and attitude to life. The practice of yoga has done so much for me and my wellbeing, and I can't wait to share this with you.
What is yoga?
Yoga literally translated means “to yoke” or “to join” (like harmony between body, breath and mind). Simple right? So why are there are so many different styles of yoga with loads of complicated ways to describe them? It can be a pretty daunting world for those looking to give it a try, so here is my very simple interpretation to the practice of yoga!
Try to be a general all round lovely nice human being who cares for themselves, their environment and others
Consciously look after your body by listening to it and giving it what it needs
Take the time out to relax and calm the mind
Try to feel connected
Some of the best yogis I’ve been lucky enough to meet are kind, caring, interesting, insightful, are comfortable in their own skin and know themselves really well. Most of them have never stepped foot on a yoga mat, done a downward facing dog, or said Namaste. They are simply people who are very good at the above. Some have found it though expressions like art and music; others though disciplines like running; some as great teachers; and some just through life’s interesting journey.
The practice of yoga is just another vehicle to help us understand ourselves and hopefully help us to feel healthier and happier.
Our modern lives are crazy busy, so we tend to practice yoga as the physical exercise of hanging out on a mat in really comfortable (and often fun looking) stretchy clothes and striking all sorts of cool and interesting poses. This becomes a space to help us look after our bodies, calm our minds and start to explore some of these bigger ideas that help us feel happier and more connected.
Traditionally, there is a lot going on with yoga. There’s the philosophy, psychology, anatomy, loads of different poses, breathing techniques, mindfulness, mediation and chakras, to name but a few. Then there are a tone of different styles and lineage and sequences. But there is no right, or wrong way to practice yoga and the fun part is getting to explore and find what works for you.
Yoga is a ridiculously personal thing so this means not every teacher, or style, or environment is going to be your cup of tea. The super fun bit is that as we grow and learn and our lives change, so does what we are looking for and need from our practice …so, we get to keep rediscovering new ways to bring yoga into our life and hopefully bring new life to our yoga!