I studied dance and improvisation at London's Trinity Laban Conservatoire. After a few years pursuing an interest in integrative performance art, I came upon yoga purely by chance. In the midst of performing, I took part in a summer yoga retreat in the UK and instantly embraced the mindful qualities and subtleness of the practice. I decided to take yoga to another level and enrolled on to the prestigious two year Teacher Training Programme with Triyoga, Europe's leading yoga centre. From here I have continued to develop my Haṭha yoga practice through workshops with guest teachers and assisting in classes.
My approach to yoga is mindful and sensitive. Classes always begin and end with breath work or relaxation whether you are looking for alignment based Haṭha yoga classes or a more gentle practice that facilitates rest and relaxation like Restorative yoga. My teaching style reflects my belief in sharing what I have discovered on my yoga journey to help enhance people’s everyday lives.
Adho Mukha Śvānāsana
Ūrdhva Dhanurāsana or Upward Facing Bow Pose
Yoga In Service
I continue to teach yoga outside the general sphere of the studio. My particular interest is in mental health and I have taught service users at various charities including Greenwich Mind for a number of years. More recently I also set up a specialised programme of classes at The Maudsley Hospital for their eating disorder unit. I have experience teaching people with mental health disorders, substance abuse and physical disabilities. These classes are among some of the most rewarding I do and if you would like to set up such classes please get in touch with me.
March 2018 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY APPLIED TO YOGA
A 2 day immersion exploring in detail the anatomy and physiology of our body applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered related directly back to the āsana practice. The sessions were interactive and experiential with lots of group work and a strong focus on using anatomy to make asana practices as inclusive as possible.
March 2017 RESTORATIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
A unique teacher training focusing on the practice, art and teaching of restorative yoga with Anna Ashby and Chris Swain. Over 33 hours of training in a retreat-like atmosphere were dedicated to the study and learning of restorative āsana, the anatomy and physiology of restorative yoga, as well as, how to sequence and teach a restorative yoga class with particular emphasis given to assisting and adjusting the postures to suit individual needs.
August 2016 RICHARD ROSEN ‘The Breathing Body: A Yoga Intensive’. A five day workshop on prāṇāyāma
July 2016 ALEXANDRIA CROW ‘Your Unique Physiology And How It Relates To Āsana’
Nov 2013 –Oct 2015 TEACHER TRAINING COURSE AT TRIYOGA
A 390-hour programme taught by Anna Ashby and Joey Miles which covered āsana, prāṇāyāma and over 30 hours of obligatory class observation and assisting. Meditation and philosophy taught by the renowned scholar Carlos Pomeda providing one of the most comprehensive groundings in yoga philosophy of any teacher training diploma in the UK. Anatomy and physiology taught by osteopath and yoga teacher Chris Swain in addition to a monthly mentoring and supervision programme providing feedback, advice and support for new teachers.
September 2015 RICHARD ROSEN ‘Homage to the Source: Traditional Yoga for Modern Times’ and ‘Introduction to Prāṇāyāma’
July 2014 DONNA FARHI ‘Cross Lateral Connectivity: 3 Dimensional Embodiment’
May 2014 BO FORBES ‘Yoga for Embodied Awareness: A Mind-Body Resilience’