I have been practicing yoga since 2000, initially studying with an Iyengar teacher. In 2005, I discovered the hatha yoga style taught by the Inner Yoga Trust (Scaravelli inspired) and I trained with them as a yoga teacher. I have taught both children and adults in a variety of settings and would like to see yoga becoming part of mainstream education.
I am qualified in Pregnancy Yoga, Yoga Therapy, and Thai Yoga Massage. I received my Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction/Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy training with Bangor University in 2014 and completed my Level 2 Teacher Training in January 2015.
I enjoy all aspects of yoga, the philosophy, breathing practices, meditation, postures, and Yoga Nidra and I use a variety of these aspects when working both in a group setting and on a one to one basis. I enjoy working with individuals assisting with specific health related issues where I believe that through becoming more aware of the alignment of body, the breath and through adapted, restful poses the body can begin to heal itself from pain, and disease that results from continued stress and strain.
I currently teach yoga, yoga therapy and practice Thai yoga massage in Bristol. I have also taught in Bali and at numerous festivals and community events. I currently work for Community Conscious providing low-cost sessions for those who are more vulnerable. In addition, I have delivered an adapted MBSR course (called Stress Busting for Happy Families) to vulnerable parents as a way of supporting them to reconnect with their children and other family members.
My classes run during school term time only so please check if you are unsure to avoid disappointment.