Hi! My mum's a yoga teacher, so is my cousin, so yoga has been part of my life on and off for a long time. Like many I was drawn to India and found myself going to the same yoga class every day. It was an ashtanga class. It's still my main personal practice today.
I continued to practice fairly sporadically when returning to the UK working in London. I now have two boys. Being a mum is wonderful but also challenging. My yoga practice has helped me through some tricky times and continues to do so (#covid)
After having the boys I gave up work in the corporate and marketing world to spend time with them and in 2019 was lucky enough to complete my 200 hours YTT with the most wonderful teachers, Gingi Lee and Kath Roberts, and with incredible guest teachers Norman Blair, Ruth Westoby, (and more), and practice with the amazing Inna Constantini at The Shala in South London. This year I also passed my Yin Teacher Training with Norman Blair via The Shala. Yoga Alliance accredited.
Time on my mat provides me with time and space to breathe, pause, and reflect. Those little pauses help provide perspective when life begins to feel like a bit like a hamster wheel, and help me handle things better in all my relationships.
I teach a dynamic vinyasa flow / ashtanga based class with a focus on alignment to build stability and strength, and pranayama to calm the mind.
Yoga is so much more than just asana (postures). There's yoga in some form out there for everyone...
... and it's important to have fun on your mat!