Let me tell you a little about myself and the yoga journey I have travelled for the past 30 years. When I first began practising at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, in Putney, it was 1987 and yoga was still a little bit oddball, no fancy clothes and even fewer studios .. I never found a ‘guru’ to follow, but what I did find was a lifestyle, a whole new way of living and being. I’ve had times over the years where I haven’t practised that much, but I have found is that the yoga lifestyle is forgiving and even if you don’t practice for a bit, it never leaves you, it’s always there.
On completing a Masters degree in Environmental Law, I took time off to train with the Sivananda’s at their ashram in Kerala, India in 1999. I came home and taught classes alongside my day-job. I tentatively sought out new teachers and styles and was drawn to yoga that nurtured and provided to support to people when they most need it.
I began a 2 year training with the Yoga Biomedical Trust in Yoga Therapy, (qualified 2002) I learnt that everyone can do yoga, it just needs to be adapted sometimes. I learnt so many things and I have found that my training in Yoga Therapy has been the backbone of my classes and 1-2-1’s ever since. I realised that while giving people what they think they want in class yoga can also give what they unknowingly need.
Along with getting married, having 2 gorgeous boys (not so small anymore), I have been fortunate enough to train and study with some amazing teachers throughout the year and am sincerely grateful to them all (Doug Keller, Francoise Freedman & Birthlight, Bridget Woods Kramer, Angus Ford-Robinson, Cyndi Lee, Sarah Ryan to name a few).
Adding into this my recent Level 8 qualification in the Bowen Technique, studying with the awesome John Wilks of Bowtech. See the Bowen pages for more information on this incredible technique for ease in the body.