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 had practiced yoga on and off from an early age, leaving it for long stretches, but circumstances brought me back to my mat several years ago and the journey has continued unbroken from there. I have learned a lot from my CYS teacher training, but my own practice is my greatest teacher. Yoga has brought me many gifts: a sense of the positive in life; an introduction to generous and caring people; a sense of connectedness to everything. My hope is to pass on my enthusiasm for and understanding of yoga, to help develop in those who come to practice with me, tranquillity of mind and flexibility of body.
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 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.