I started practicing Iyengar Yoga over 20 years ago whilst studying and found that it had a profound effect on my ability to concentrate. My father passed away during my last year in university and again yoga helped me deal with grief. Losing someone so close at a young age taught me the value of living for the moment and following your dreams.
I have continued practicing a variety of styles of yoga including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power Yoga, Kundalini, Satyananda and Yin Yoga. I’ve traveled and practiced in many countries and sought out renowned international teachers such as Simon Borg-Oliver in Australia, Bramacharya Rudra Dev in Rishikesh, and Dharma Mittra in New York.
After practicing for over 13 years I felt a real yearning to share my knowledge and I took a break from work to take an International Yoga Alliance accredited 200 hour course in Bali. This was a transformative journey. My teacher training consisted of asana (positions), anatomy, history, theory, and yoga for special groups including injuries and pregnancy. I also spent a month doing seva (volunteering) at a Satyananda Yoga Ashram and also undertook a 10 day vipassana (silent meditation) course, thereby deepening my understanding of yogic lifestyles and meditation practices. Since starting teaching in London I have completed my Birthlight pregnancy yoga teacher training. In 2013 I undertook a 500 hour International Yoga Alliance accredited teacher training with Emil Wendel and Julie Martin in India and I returned again last year to Rishikesh where I was teaching meditation on a teacher training course.
I now teach yoga and meditation classes in Altea, Spain and run innovate yoga workshops, events and retreats in Spain and the UK! I am also working on bringing yoga to older people through a project I’m running on yoga for people living with Dementia.