the path to connecting with all there is

YOGA

We are body, mind, spirit, community and environment.

…and we are more than the sum of our parts! In practice, yoga is learning to embrace, and sit with our 'in the present Self'. It is one of acknowledging and balancing relationship leading to increased awareness about who we are, and how we connect with the world.

The process of exploring yoga is sometimes experienced as 'waking up' of sorts: through asana practice there is a widened lens of the body in space and space in the body, and this enables a refined skillfulness physically that includes becoming more energy efficient. In a timeframe that is different for each of us, the work on the mat can translate into other areas of life; there is an invitation to change.

It doesn’t happen overnight, but with an earnest and regular practice, yoga can be a tool for understanding the world we each create and the world that creates us...and this might lead to a realisation of Self - who we really are.

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ABOUT MY TEACHING

A guiding hand to a meaningful practice.

I've always felt inspired by the spark of curiosity. I'm interested in nourishing that spark when there is an opening for contribution -- I light up when I encounter people as eager to explore the question 'who am I?' as 'how do I stand on my head?'. Whether you start with one line of inquiry of the other, it all starts in showing up.

My yoga practice has spanned several decades through iterations of a changing landscape, physically and mentally. This path has shined its light through child birth, a liver transplant and two spinal surgeries, and many hardships and joys inbetween.

My teaching is influenced by several teachers and methods and continues to evolve. The Jivamukti method of which I have been practicing for over 20 years and hold an Advanced Certification, resonates deeply for me and I appreciate it for being complete, uplifting and action-oriented. This wholistic method of yoga focuses on cultivating practice as an activation of skillful listening, devotion and responsibility for oneself and for the planet, leading to increased concentration and interconnectedness— all set to a rigorous asana practice.

Iyengar yoga has been a strong aspect of my asana and pranayama practice for over a decade. I love the attention to detail, specificity of alignment and exacting pranayama, all of which have deeply informed my teaching. Finally, Rolfing
® and Rolf Movement® have also played a formidable role in how I communicate explorative movement and the elements that define physicality in gravity and through space. Each of my lessons create an opportunity for expression and creativity that help to forge an inner relationship with the body-mind. 

I find purpose in empowering practitioners and teachers alike to be curious, to learn how to move and be in touch with one’s own uniqueness from a place of curiosity, awareness and understanding...and to never assume there is only one approach to anything in life.

 

RECOVERY

Yoga and Healing.

Yoga as a healing modality has been pivotal in my own recovery. It has helped to reframe my life post-liver transplantation, to recover from two spinal surgeries, and to stay present to the changing circumstances that arise living with an auto-immune disease and a neurodivergent child.

I have a personal knowledge of trauma as well as a comprehensive understanding of anatomy and the body as a fluid space.

Please get in touch regarding trauma-informed work / yoga for illness and recovery prior booking a session.

BESPOKE SESSIONS

One-to-one and Corporate Lessons.

A small number of spaces each week are dedicated to privates and corporate clients. I am interested in building relationships and therefore avoid one-off sessions of this manner. Contact me for more information.

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MOVEMENT FOR MODERN LIFE

Videos on demand.

When you can’t make it to a class yet don’t have the inspiration or know-how to initiate a self-practice, online yoga resources can be a god-send. My friends at Movement for Modern Life have chosen some of the best teachers in the UK to bring a variety of classes to you, from beginning restorative classes to challenging sweaty beasts.

I have over 20 filmed classes on the site, everything from a full 90 minute alignment-based Jivamukti lesson, to short segments focusing on protection and recovery from illness and chair yoga. Have a look!

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