I teach Vinyasa yoga because

I love that Yoga gives me the space in my body and peace in my mind; it's my chance to escape! A clear head and a healthy body equals a happy heart. And a happy heart means I can live life to the fullest; a life of depth and soul.

For me living a life of depth and soul means that you have the energy and confidence to follow your dreams, to discover the sacredness in ordinary, everyday life - with friends, in our conversation with others, in more fulfilling work, and in all the experiences that can touch our heart.

Yoga can sometimes feel intimidating or confusing. I totally get it - I've been there! I don't think Yoga should be about touching your toes or pursuing perfection but rather embracing all that we are and listening to how it makes us feel. 

When we practice together, I want you to feel confident, relaxed and above all else I want you to have fun! After all, they say laughter is the best medicine!

So let's take the pressure off and find our flow together

 
 

A little bit about me

I did my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua with Mocean Yoga, I have such great memories of this really special time.  

 I love spending time with my family and friends and I'm a huge fan of support systems; people who build you up and make you feel like anything is possible.  I love that my family supports me (and all my crazy adventures!).

When I'm not on my mat, I'm under the sea. I love to scuba dive and I think I may have been a fish in a previous life! I've dived in some amazing places but diving with manta rays has been my favourite experience to date. I'm a huge fan of sharks too; I've dived with Black Tip Reef sharks in Thailand but... I'd love to dive with some bigger sharks…!

 
 

 In fact, I love anything connected to the ocean; swimming, snorkelling, stand up paddle boarding or surfing - although I think my surfing is still a little bit of a work in progress!

Back on land, I love to cycle and run, albeit slowly… I don't think I will break any speed records any time soon!

The best part about teaching Yoga are the Yogis, they never fail to brighten my day and I feel really lucky. My hope for my students is that what we learn on the mat; patience, awareness, dedication and self-care, spills into their life off the mat.

 
 
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favourite pose

One Legged King Pigeon Pose. This is a sweet hip opener combined with a gentle back bend; it also requires a little leap of faith that your hands will find you foot. It took me a little while to be able to do this pose which is probably why I love it so much!

 

Most challenging pose

I always find this pose tricky.  It just feels like there's so much going on, including trying not to face plant! But practice makes perfect right?!

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