My first Yoga classes in my 20's were with Drew Yoga and Iyengar teachers. Wendy Teasdill was my Diploma Course Tutor who not only guided me through my British Wheel of Yoga Teacher training courses, but generously shared her experience and ability to make Yoga accessible for different body types and conditions. I continued to study with Wendy to teach Yoga to pregnant women and postnatal women with babies. I went on to qualify to teach Yoga to children, and this has become an extremely enjoyable part of my working week. I feel privileged to be starting preschool children as young as 2 on their Yoga journeys.
In more recent years I have focused my studies and personal practise on pranayama and meditation. Under the guidance of Maarten Vermaase of Mahasiddha Yoga, Oxford, I have undertaken a progressive journey into meditation leading to my interest in Tibetan Buddhism. Meditation has enriched and deepened all areas of my Yoga practice and teaching.
I have been practising Yoga for over 25 years and teaching Yoga for 13 years. I now teach Yoga to all ages and stages of life, from pregnant women to children, and adults to the elderly.
I grew up in a ballet school in Devon and assisted my mother teaching ballet, tap and modern dance to children throughout my teenage years. I enjoyed a wonderful year living in Brazil, teaching tap in a school for performing arts and had the opportunity to visit the Amazon. With a strong interest in the natural world I returned to the UK to undertake a 'BSc Forestry' degree and 'Masters in Research in the Natural Environment', spending time doing fieldwork in tropical rain and cloud forests. Yoga was always there to support me through the studying and working years. When I settled in Somerset and started a family, I undertook my Yoga teacher training. Yoga again supports me through the parenting years.
With an understanding from my own practice of how deeply beneficial Yoga can be for the body and mind, I enjoy doing my best to share what I have learned and make Yoga accessible for all ages and stages of life.