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curiosity illuminates the root; compassion ignites the way


Any good journey starts
with knowing where you are

It may sound easy, to 'know where you are', but unlike the Google maps that most of us rely on to navigate the outside world, it takes a safe space, patience and honesty with oneself to navigate one's inner world. This territory is often unseen, misunderstood and complicated.

Compassionate Inquiry is a talking-based therapy that shines a light on what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world. Within each session, we are invited to tune into the body, because learning to listen to the body often reveals emotions and beliefs that have been otherwise inaccessible. When we get to those beliefs and understand them and their origins, we free ourselves of self-inflicted suffering, suffering that happens in the mind.


“The purpose of Compassionate Inquiry is to drill down to the core stories people tell themselves – to get them to see what story they are telling themselves unconsciously; what those beliefs are, where they came from; and guide them to the possibility of letting go of those stories, or letting go of the hold those stories have on them …That’s what Compassionate Inquiry is.” ~ Dr. Gabor Maté

Benefits of Compassionate Inquiry

Emotional Healing: Compassionate Inquiry invites people to confront and process their suppressed emotions, beliefs and traumas. By acknowledging these feelings within the context of a compassionate therapeutic relationship, healing, and living in the present moment without suffering is available.
Self-Discovery: Through Compassionate Inquiry, people gain insights about themselves. They uncover the root causes of their behavioural patterns, fears, and anxieties, paving the way for self-acceptance and personal growth.
Empowerment: With awareness comes conscious choice-making, disrupting self-destructive patterns and encouraging positive decision-making.
Reduced Self-Criticism: The non-judgmental nature of Compassionate Inquiry helps reveal self-criticism and negative self-talk, enabling a shift in self-perception toward greater self-compassion.
Stress and Anxiety Reduction: Exploring one's inner world a safe environment can reduce the emotional weight of unresolved issues, decreasing stress and anxiety levels. The process of Compassionate Inquiry encourages individuals to be present at the moment.
Holistic Healing: Compassionate Inquiry addresses the underlying causes of emotional struggles, often experienced in the body. By delving into the interconnectedness of one's emotional, psychological, and physical reality, people experience a more integrated sense of well-being.

Get in Touch

Contact me to schedule your appointment.
Phone: +44(0) 7964 015 081


  • Do I need my own mat and props?
    For in-person classes, it is helpful to have your own mat, though I have a variety of extra mats on site that you are welcome to borrow. Props in the form of blocks, yoga belts and chairs are available on site, but i can be useful on colder days to bring a warm blanket. For online classes, it is very helpful if you have both a mat and a pair of blocks and a yoga belt. If you are local to Farnham I have a variety of props for loan during the Omicron peak.
  • I have a handicap, can I attend class?"
    My goal is to be as inclusive as possible in my lessons. If you have a special need that you are uncertain about, please contact me using the form at the bottom of the page to let me know, and I will better be able to assess if I can help you.
  • What should I eat/drink before class?
    For the purposes of yoga, it is best to eat no more than 1-2 hours before class if possible. Drink water or tea freely before and after the session, but if it is possible to refrain from drinking during the practice itself, the practice will have more potency, and here is why. One of the goals of yoga is to create a 'lightness of energy', with the intention of directing that energy if there is the weight of food and water pulling the body down, it works in opposition to the practice. Of course, if you need to drink water throughout a lesson for specific health reasons, feel free to do so. Eating is a large topic and shares an intimate relationship in how we feel in the body, so becoming aware of this is the first step.
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