I started to practice Yoga around eleven years ago to improve my posture, release stress and to escape my busy mind! Throughout my journey with Yoga it’s taught me how to deal with life’s challenges in a wonderfully creative way.
I’m constantly drawing inspiration from the many styles of Yoga that I practice – From fast paced Ashtanga to spiritual Jivamukti, restorative and Yin. I’m passionate about teaching from a place that I can relate to in my own practice. I love leading Vinyasa Flow classes – a beautifully creative, dance-like style of Yoga that links movement to breath. And I also enjoy immersing Yin Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama into my sequences too.
With a fun loving spirit, I ensure my classes are playful and accessible – creating a safe environment where students can move freely, feel good and experience a positive mind body connection.
Having travelled all over the world in 2008 and more recently South America in 2015, my teaching style has been influenced by the many places I have experienced. Travelling has helped me grow spiritually and allowed me to connect with people from all walks of life. Travelling will always be a passion of mine and i’ve recently returned from a trip to India where I immersed myself further in various styles of Yoga & Meditation.
In April 2015 I became Yoga Alliance Certified to teach Vinyasa Flow, since then i’ve continued to attend training workshops for self development and have attended weekend workshops with Claire Missingham (2015), Aim True founder Kathryn Budig (2016 & 2017) and Ashtanga legend David Swenson (2016).
I’m grateful for my ongoing yoga practice with my Jivamukti teacher Andrea Everingham here in Manchester. I was practicing Mysore style Ashtanga under Donna Southwell too, but the past six months I’ve focused more on my self practice at home which is always changing from Yin to Ashtanga Vinyasa. I also often find guidance from online teacher’s such as Kathryn Budig, Giselle Mari and Claire Missigham (just to name a few) on Yogaglo.com.
After much consideration of what direction to take my teacher training in, I decided to deepen my understanding of the energetics behind Yin Yoga and working with the Chakras. In April 2017 I studied with The Yoga People on their ‘Pranification – a Chakra Journey’ and ‘Mandala Vinyasa Methodology’ teacher training courses and gained 70 Yoga Alliance CPD hours.
In November 2017 I’ll be attending The Yoga People’s 100 hour Yin Yoga, the journey from Anatomy to Meditation module in Thailand. Anatomy is something I’m really keen on getting a better understanding of and I’m excited to deepen my own Yin & Meditation practice.