I first started practicing yoga in 2008 when I began my degree in Environmental Conservation at Sheffield Hallam. In those first few classes, (after breaking through the finding it hilarious stage) I discovered a level of relaxation available inside myself that I had completely forgotten was possible. The therapeutic essence this brought me, made me hungry for more learning and has kept me learning ever since.
Yoga seems to me like another way to approach conservation- though it works on the personal, individual level rather than with the wildlife outside and around us. It's a form of union with that natural essence living inside us, that sometimes gets forgotten when we're moving fast through life trying to balance work, play, family and fun.
In yoga the wisdom that knows how to move and how to respond to life, is shaken, stretched and seen- so that we can learn to evolve and find ways of being more in line with our own depths. Practicing has cultivated more awareness over many areas of my life and allowed me to develop the listening needed, to see and change some of my habits and bring about a healthier lifestyle choices which nourish me. I believe that when we're nourished, we have the capacity to nourish the world and the people in it more.
I completed my Hatha Flow 200hrs yoga teacher training in 2017 with Esther Ekhart and since then I have been working with a wide variety of people, creating space for them to explore their landscapes through asana, pranayama and meditation. I've also been exploring conscious dance since 2015 and this has brought about even more of a fascination for the wilderness inside our bodies and the abilities within us to change and grow in line with our callings.