Biography

I found myself peeping in through the studio window at a local gym until my curiosity got the better of me and thoughts of “I could do that” came to the forefront of my mind (little did I know!). 

 

Before I knew it I was committed to that yoga class every Tuesday night and Sunday afternoon.  Very quickly, I was beginning to feel changes, not only in my physical body, but mentally and spiritually too.  My desire grew to learn more and as I was reaching a turning point in my life, I looked to participate in yoga teacher training with Sivananda Yoga Vedanta, Kerala in India.

I arrived in Kerala at the Sivananda ashram in January 2005, with a “big I AM” attitude.  I quickly realised that this course was going to break down my ego and break down it did.  After two weeks of resistance, I became open to learning, realising that I knew nothing about the subject of yoga.  After graduating from the course, I decided to stay in India and study further.  After some time travelling from Kerala to Goa and Rishikesh, I found myself in Mysore where I practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Ajay Kumar, but settled with the practice of hatha yoga at Atma Vikasa.  By this time I had developed a daily asana and pranayama practice.  After 6 months I moved back to Goa and started practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga at Brahmani Yoga where I was accepted on their RYT 500 hour Ashtanga Yoga teacher training in 2006.

I arrived back in London in March 2007 and started teaching straight away.  The following year, I wanted to develop my assisting and yoga teaching skills and started a BTEC diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage with the London School of Sports Massage.

I qualified in January 2009 and since then I have been working clinically with a wide range of people from office workers, to athletes and yoga practitioners.  Through my own personal journey, study of yoga and understanding of anatomy I am able

to combine my teaching and remedial work to the benefits of every-body. I teach from the heart with enthusiasm, warmth and humour to help guide everyone on their own personal journey.   Through my own curious nature and desire to learn, I continue to study and practice yoga and meditation daily.  My practice doesn't progress, it only deepens as I discover the intricacies of this amazing and fascinating philosophy.

 I am a committed Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga practitioner, practicing Advanced A series under the guidance of Eileen Gauthier and I study Sanskrit and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Lucy Crisfield.