I have been practicing yoga now on and off since 2001 with a more regular practice for the past 6 years.
I was initially drawn to yoga to build strength and flexibility to compliment other disciplines I enjoyed at the time, lifting weights and climbing. My first teacher taught a spiritual class which intrigued me and inspired me to delve deeper into what yoga is really all about. I spend many years as a substance misuse counsellor working with vulnerable women engaged in street prostitution. Yoga was a great “escape” and enabled me to stay grounded and focused and to deal with the many challenges and crisis that arose.
Fast forward to 2012 when I retrained to be a fitness instructor and then a yoga teacher in 2017
I was surprised at how much counselling theories draw upon Yoga philosophy so it feels like a lovely transition to continue to support individuals to find a little bit of peace and stability amidst a modern landscape of busy lifestyles and a culture of aspiration and expectations. I just love to see the shift that yoga gives an individual both short term and long term. I like my flows to be dynamic and challenging with a hint of fun and freedom.