I first found my way on to a Yoga mat in 2000 and immediately became an addict.
The gradual effects of including Yoga as part of my life has changed my body, physically and mentally... and my life.
Up until the age of 18, my hobby was dance, particularly ballet and lyrical. I danced my way through the RAD grades to intermediate level enjoying competing in festivals. I left to study Human Behaviour in Manchester. My study of dance gave me a deep understanding of movement, muscles balance and breath. My studies at University brought me a deeper knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, psychology and other aspects of human communication.
After university, I found my way into the world of design, advertising and media and worked for agencies in the Midlands and Manchester in various roles leading design, marketing, media planning and buying teams.
I believe that the universe has a plan for us and when life threw me lemons in 2014, I made the big decision to become a yoga teacher full time. Best lemonade I ever made!
All the experiences of life up to that moment seemed to come together. And now I can confidently draw upon the different movement practices and styles of yoga I have experienced and studied on my life journey, so my classes are always imaginative, varied, dynamic and energetic with a focus on alignment, strength building and movement with the breath.
I teach yoga to everyone; athletes, pregnant ladies, rehabilitation, beginners and more advanced yogis. I adapt the class to suit the group or individual and their personal goals.
My teaching style is clear and informative but also fun and my classes are informal so students feel at ease and confident to explore their ability. I have a passion for sharing my understanding of the anatomy of yoga and the positive effects of using the breath to help manage stress and anxiety.
I hope that my passion and dedication comes across to my students so they can also feel the incredible benefits of Yoga.
Whilst my personal practice has spanned over 20 years, I completed my original 200hrs Yoga training in 2013. I originally qualified with Anne-Marie Newland, and have since gained further qualification in Yoga Therapy, Pranayama, Yin Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, and Yoga Nidra. Whilst also maintaining a personal practice with my own inspiring teachers.
To deepen my knowledge of Yoga and movement practice I regularly attend workshops and CPD trainings.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Yoga Alliance - Experienced Teacher 6000hrs
RYS 200Hrs YA Sun Power Yoga (Dec 2013)
Prana Mandala Vinyasa, Shiva Rae (30hrs)
Yoga Therapy for Digestive Health, Charlotte Watts (30hrs)
Yoga Therapy for Stress, Kate Arthurs, Evolve, (100hrs)
Yin Yoga & Meridians, Yoga Campus, Norman Blair (40hrs)
Pregnancy Yoga CPD, Tri Yoga London, Nadia Narain (36hrs)
Bandha Yoga Workshop, Yoga Manchester, Ray Long (4hrs)
Total Yoga Nidra Foundation, Uma Dinsmore Tuli, Yoga Campus (11hrs)
Anatomy & Physiology Level 2 & Level 3 CYQ
Wise Things Online Festival 2020
Blue Dot Festival 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Kendal Calling Festival 2016 & 2017, 2018 & 2019
Geronimo Festival with Dorset Cereals 2018
InSabina, Italy 2017 & 2019
TEACHER of Pregnancy Yoga Module for Sun Power Yoga 200hrs TT 2017/2018
MENTOR to Student teachers
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