WHO I AM
I am a highly motivated Yoga Teacher with an unbeatable passion and a unique approach to teaching, with a particular interest in therapeutic and restorative yoga. I work privately with clients who find yoga helps them manage their conditions better.
I turned to yoga a number of years ago to help compliment by running and was surprised to discover not just the physical benefits of yoga, but the unexpected mental health benefits. I came away from my first class feeling instantly calmer and more relaxed- I was hooked!! The stress relief that came with yoga was in fact the reason I decided to turn to teaching myself.
I have a Health and Human Science BSc from Durham University and credits towards a Physiotherapy MSc.
The stress relief was an unexpected side effect which was so profound, that I decided to train to become a teacher myself. I was at home with 2 young children, we had relocated a number of times and so I didn't have a strong support network around me, and my husband was working away a lot. I was anxious, stressed and quite often, overwhelmed. The instant calmness that struck me after my classes was amazing.
My approach to yoga is very nurturing and with a strong emphasis on relaxation and breathing. My science background likes to ensure that where possible, my practise is evidence based.
I have worked with a large number of people with auto-immune disease where stress is often the underlying cause. A number of my clients are house bound and are unable to attend a regular yoga class. They report that yoga helps them to manage their symptoms.
I work primarily on a one-to-one basis as I feel the sessions are better able to address the needs of the individual this way. I have also worked privately with high profile clients.