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I teach yoga because

it reconnects me to myself and allows me to live a life of depth and soul.

 A life of depth and soul means you have the energy and confidence to follow your dreams, to discover the sacredness and enjoyment in ordinary, everyday life, to pursue more fulfilling work, and be fully present in every experience and moment.

Yoga can sometimes feel intimidating or confusing. I totally get it - I've been there so I like to demystify it. Yoga should never 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!

 
 
 

Yoga qualifications & training

I am a registered Yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance Professionals UK and my training and qualifications are listed below:

  • 200 hours Vinyasa Yoga teacher training with Mocean Yoga

  • 35 hours Restorative Yoga teacher training with Anna Ashby

  • 70 hours Yin & Mindful Meditation teacher training with Sarah Powers

  • 60 hours Anatomy, Dysfuntion and Application of the Shoulder with Yoga Medicine

  • 20 hours Applied Anatomy with Yoga Medicine

  • Yoga for inflexible students

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga

  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

A little bit about me

 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 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.  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!

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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