I teach yoga because
it gives me space in my body and peace in my mind; a 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.
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 am a registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance Professionals UK having completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua with Mocean Yoga. I have also completed Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Anna Ashby.
I love spending time with my family and friends; they are the people who build me up, making me feel like anything is possible (and even support my crazy adventures!).
When I'm not on my mat, I'm under the sea. I am a PADI Dive Master and 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 and Bull Sharks and Sand Tiger Sharks in South Africa.
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.
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?!