I began practicing yoga in the 1990's whilst training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in the UK. After completing my degree I travelled to India to study Advaita (non duality) at the Krishnamurti Foundation and with Ramesh Balsekar. During this time, I also studied yoga at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM), receiving private tuition on a daily basis in all areas of yoga including postures, movement, breathing, meditation, therapeutic applications of yoga, vedic chanting, sanskrit and philosophy (Patanjali's Sutras). On my return to the UK I began teaching yoga and since then I have returned to train at the KYM as well as with various other teachers.
In 2006 I took a year off to recover from a brain haemorrhage and brain surgery. During this time I immersed myself into meditation and nidra, and began learning and understanding more about the brain and the nervous system, as well as trauma, shock, panic attacks and anxiety.
I have completed teacher trainings in the following areas of yoga: Yoga Therapy, Yoga Nidra, Dynamic Yoga, Womb Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Birth Preparation and Baby Yoga. I have completed further training in neuroscience, philosophy and therapeutic applications to yoga nidra, structural anatomy, yoga and emotional conflict (trauma), restorative yoga, vedic chanting, mudra, pranayama, meditation and mindfulness. I have a particular interest in using yoga to affect the brain neuroplastically to help soothe the nervous system, and also using music and storytelling as a therapeutic tool.
In March 2020 all of my work disappeared into a puff of smoke as the pandemic began, and after a month of shock I bravely entered the online world of teaching. A whole new universe has opened up for me online. I find the online yoga space profound and magical with the potential for a paradoxical, yet deep, sense of connection. To see my current online work, click here.