For as long as I can remember I have had an awareness of yoga in my life as my mum practiced when I was a wee toddler. That influence unfortunately did not rub off on me until much later in life when I decided to attend Power Yoga classes both at the gym and the Yoga Spot. I instantly fell in love with all things yogic but especially the Ashtanga Vinyasa system. Before I knew it I was attending a teacher training course, left a corporate career to teach yoga full time and running the Yoga Spot!
I went to my first yoga class nearly 15 years ago and it felt like coming home. I’ve been fortunate over the years since to have studied in classes and workshops with fellow students and inspiring teachers of different styles of yoga. I qualified as a teacher, having trained in the Sivananda tradition, in 2015 and then undertook further training to qualify as a pregnancy, post natal and fertility yoga teacher. I feel so honoured to be able to encourage others on their yoga journey whilst continuing my own study.
I was introduced to yoga 6 years ago when I attended my first class with Michele where I surprised myself with my first backbend. That was me, I was hooked. I became a Yoga Spot regular, attending classes and developing a home practice. Encouraged by my teacher, family and friends I enrolled on a 200hr Hatha Raja Teacher Training course at YogaJo’s in 2016. Here I learned how much a full yoga practice can benefit and enhance all aspects of your life. I am grateful to my teachers for what I have learned so far and I am keen to pass this knowledge on to others. Yoga is for everyone. Let a little yoga into your life.
I discovered yoga in 2009 whilst living in the Middle East and developed a deep passion for the practice. It was whilst living in Abu Dhabi and after practicing with some great teachers that I decided to leave my job and pursue a yoga teacher training. My first training was in Thailand which cemented my love for the Ashtanga practice and yoga philosophy. After leaving the Middle East I pursued further studies in Australia whilst deepening my own personal practice – during this time I was lucky to have the opportunity to work closely with my teacher for three years in the Mysore room gaining valuable experience. I have been grateful to return back to Scotland and share with others all the things I have learnt.
I believe the human body was created to move. Since I was a small child, sports took a special place in my life. After completing a PT (personal training) course, I still felt that something was missing, I felt that I had gaps in my knowledge. I then discovered Yoga! I have just spent the last 3 years studying a BA/Bsc for Vaishnava yoga master qualification at the Bhaktivedanta College in Budapest. During my studies in addition of the physical benefits I learnt both the spiritual and mental aspects of Yoga.
Recently I have been diagnosed with a spinal disease, because of that I started to increase my studies regarding functional anatomy, its benefits and usage. I can share that knowledge, experience and understanding through teaching my yoga classes.