I grew up in a ballet school in Devon, training in, and teaching ballet, tap and modern dance. In my early twenties I swapped my tap shoes for a yoga mat and my journey evolved from yoga being a passion and support in my life, to becoming my full time job. Drew Yogi's were my first Yoga teachers (whilst studying Forestry at University in Bangor, Wales), then Iyengar Yoga whilst living in Edinburgh. I began my British Wheel of Yoga teacher training in 2005, with Wendy Teasdill in Somerset, where I still live with my husband and two boys. I have been teaching Yoga ever since and my classes include teaching Yoga to children, adults, mothers with babies, chair yoga and meditation. I am now offering online Yoga courses and teaching weekly classes via Zoom. I have enjoyed teaching several Yoga holidays in Kerala, India and look forward to the time when we can return to travelling. In more recent years my practice, training and teaching have been influenced by my interest in meditation. I am also passionate about improving wellbeing by sharing the many Yoga resources that reduce the effects of anxiety and trauma.
British Wheel of Yoga teaching qualifications:
City and Guilds Level 4 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
British Wheel of Yoga post-diploma qualifications and training:
Yoga Therapy for Burnout, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Long-Covid with Fiona Agombar and Sarah Ryan
Mahasiddha Yoga with Maarten Vermaase
Palpung Changchub Dargyeling with Choje Lama Rabsang
The Shift Network with H.H. Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa
Yoga teachings are full of resources for reducing the negative effects of anxiety and trauma on the body and mind. I am passionate about helping children and adults develop an awareness of their nervous system and sense of wellbeing. I enjoy sharing tools for managing stress, to improve quality of life and to deepen the feeling of connection to an authentic, meaningful life. My recent areas of study include trauma, Polyvagal Theory and neurodiversity (Autism Spectrum Conditions including Pathological Demand Avoidance profile).
Special Yoga and Mindfulness for Autism and ADHD with Special Yoga
Special Yoga Supporting Children with Special and Additional Needs to Achieve their True Potential and Purpose specialyoga.co.uk
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
Nurturing Connection with Sian Hill