Welcome to my website. I’m based in East London and I offer a range of different yoga classes to suit everyone from beginners to the more practiced.
Please check out my classes or to arrange private yoga sessions please get in touch.
You can read my own yoga story below…
BA (hons), MA Women’s Studies and PGCE
Yoga Alliance Professionals Chartered Level Two
Yoga for the Special Child - Training Course
Yoga for Adults with Disabilities
Pregnancy and Post-Natal Yoga Diploma
Healing Space Yoga for Cancer - Training
Yin Yoga - Intensive Training
Relax and Renew © - Training with Judith Hansen Lasater
Sarah Powers Insight Training - Levels One and Two
Advanced Teacher Training with Max Strom, Jason Crandell, Norman Blair, Tiffany Cruikshank, David Swenson and annually with Elena Brower
My own introduction to yoga came thirty years ago, in my early twenties, in an attempt to get fit at my local gym. At the time I felt pretty lost and confused but after one class I experienced a strong sense of calm and ease that I’d never really felt before. Initially drawn to the physical practice and loving the strength and flexibility I soon gained I kept returning to my mat for the feelings of peace that followed.
As I’ve changed over the years so has my practice. My daily practice isn’t about getting my body into weird shapes these days - although sometimes that’s fun - it’s about maintaining good mental health and staying sober after a past where I relied on alcohol, substances and anti depressants to help me cope with life’s uncertainties.
Yoga and meditation help me stay grounded and present to my emotions rather than let them overwhelm me and run the show. Through a daily of practice I’m always reminded that whilst I can’t control what happens to me I can choose how to react and thanks to yoga my choices are a lot healthier these days.
After travelling in India in 2008 and practising on a rooftop with my teacher I returned to London, had a beautiful baby boy and trained as a yoga teacher. Since qualifying in Vinyasa Flow in 2011 I’ve undertaken many other training opportunities in pregnancy, post natal, children’s yoga, teens, yin, mindfulness, meditation, people with cancer and adults and children with disabilities. I’m a perpetual student and I’m so grateful to be able to share what I’ve learned with others.
My classes reflect my own experience of a regular and varied practice with yogic philosophy woven throughout in an accessible and relevant way to our modern lives. In each class I use my favourite essential oils to support the class theme and you are invited to try for some for yourself on your wrists, palms or pulse points before practice.
Get in touch HERE if you would like to know more about my yoga classes.