I came to Yoga in 1999 via tanscendental meditation with local teacher Chris Greathead and shortly after found an Iyengar Yoga class with Mary Putman which was a great foundation.
I found the combination of regular posture work and meditation really keeps the mind and body in balance.
My next teacher from 2001 was a Buddhist Yogi, Sudaka who at that time taught Ashtanga vinyasa Yoga and in 2004 I completed my first teacher training with Dr Brian Cooper who I have also done many workshops with over the years and I hold a diploma in anatomy & physiology.
For 10 years my main practice was Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and I made several visits to Mysore in India to study with Sri V Sheshadri, along with Brian both teachers were a great influence.
To gain a broader insight into various approaches to practice I’ve studied with many international teachers over the past 15+ years including Srivatsa Ramaswami, Matthew Sweeney, Danny Paradise, David Williams, Nancy Gilgoff, Donna Farhi, Paul Grilley, Hema & Venkatesh from Mysore, Christopher Gladwell & Godfrey Devereux.
In 2011 I completed an additional 200-hour teaching diploma from the Patanjali International Yoga Foundation in Rishikesh studying traditional Hatha Yoga practices under the guidance of Dr Jitendara Das and completed the Heart of Yoga programme at the Krishnamacharya Healing Foundation in Chennai, India. To broaden my knowledge of Yoga philosophy I have also studied with the late Georg Feuerstein’s Traditional Yoga Studies school and hold a 250 hour diploma in classical Yoga.
Current studies and teaching
Over the last few years my main teacher has been Philip Xerri and I’ve completed his Pranayama foundation training twice and continue to attended workshops with him.
I teach my own breath led approach to sequencing of postures based on my experience of Yoga, Thai massage and how western bodies function in relation to movement whilst incorporating the broader traditional ‘tools’ of Hatha Yoga. From a teaching view point this has enabled me to adapt the practice to the needs of the individual in a supportive way.
I am currently certified as a senior Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance UK.
Get in touch
For information on classes and workshops, or to book, please don’t hesitate to contact me.