I first began teaching yoga in 2016, and am based in the Ross-on-Wye area. My intention as a professional Yoga Instructor is to help my students listen to their inner selves, find the courage to step out of their comfort zone, and become more healthy and whole in every way.
Since 2002, I have personally regularly practiced yoga. Having the chance to share all that I’ve learned along the way with my students is my absolute passion. I love what I do and that shines through in abundance.
I started off from humble beginnings learning yoga at home from a DVD when I was 14, so when people turn up at my classes and say they have never been to a class before but have practised yoga at home for many years with the use of one, I always say there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! Throughout everything else that I've ever done, I've always maintained my yoga practice. Without it, I just don't feel quite right.
Fast forward to 2014, I finally went to my first actual yoga class in a studio and started investigating which types yoga appealed to me. They were Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, and Yin Yoga - the two types that I now both teach and practice. They compliment each other perfectly, think yin and yang.
I was working as a senior procurement assistant, a job I actually loved within a busy, fast-paced construction company in Liverpool in 2015 before I jumped off the deep end and left it to train in Ashtanga Vinyasa in India at a Yoga Alliance accredited 200 Hour intense course. My study of philosophy, anatomy, and personal practice began way before this landmark change of direction all the way to the current day. Yoga is a never ending journey and you can never know, do, experience, or learn everything. It is just too big and deep! But this is what makes it amazing, the more you can do and know, the more that opens up to you.
I taught Ashtanga Vinyasa from January 2016 onwards, from hot yoga and the Ashtanga Primary Series, to corporate yoga armchair yoga. Right before I had my daughter was teaching up to 15 classes a week.
After she was born, I relocated from Liverpool back to my home town of Ross-on-Wye. Over the last few years I have built up a new wide group of yoga loving individuals who look forward to their weekly yoga above all else for some. I don't think I'd have the energy or time for 15 classes a week now around a little person!
In November 2021, I embarked on a 50 Hour Yin Yoga course with the legendary Bernie Clark. This was so that I could offer my students the other type of yoga that I practice with the same confidence that I do vinyasa. Whilst many solely practice Yin Yoga, many have loved having the opportunity to practice both as I do, and realise how very wonderfully they go together.
Yoga teaches you to be present in the moment. I hope that my students experience the joy that this practice gives to me. Get in touch with me if you’re new to yoga or want to find out more.