Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.The Bhagavad Gita
My journey began at drama school back in 1999 in a rather cold, damp church hall in South Kensington, London. My teacher was the extraordinary Ed Clarke. We practiced every morning in our t-shirts and tracksuit bottoms. It was yoga in its simple and true form. We developed an understanding of the physical body, the breath body, conscious awareness. How energy can shift perception and change your story.
There was something about yoga that took me deeper and opened me up a whole new way of being. It was subtle but powerful.
20 years on I have trained and practiced with incredible teachers all over the world. From Sharat Auror at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre, to have a deep understanding of alignment and precision, to years spent practicing and studying the dynamic vinyasa at Jivamukti. Then discovering a more anatomical training at the Contemporary School of Yoga focusing on the Myofascia alignment in the body.
I have also spent weeks in silent Vipassana meditations and for the past 10 years regularly dance the Five Rhythms, a beautiful mediation practice. Each practice deepens my conscious awareness and encourages me to evolve and grow.
In 2009, looking for a freer form and more creative expression of yoga, I was lead miraculously to my most influential teacher Shiva Rea.
The pulse of Prana Vinyasa Flow is where I found my home. And I am blessed to have been in a continuum of studies with Shiva for the last decade, spending over 700 contact hours in study and service. How I teach is rooted deeply in the Prana Vinyasa Yoga lineage.
I feel there is something unexplored about women, that only a woman can exploreGeorgia O’Keeffe
The deeper I have dived into my practice over the past 20 years the more I have been drawn to explore the power of the divine feminine. This includes connecting with nature and her seasons, the monthly rhythms of the moon and my cycles and tending to my heart fire through my yoga practice and meditation.
Pregnancy and becoming a mother through its wonder and challenges has offered me a way to deepen my spiritual practice.
I trained in pre and post natal yoga as well as Women’s Wisdom with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, and as a doula with Red Tent Doulas. As part of my extensive training with Shiva Rea, I have completed my Yogini Shakti training dedicated to deepening knowledge of the divine feminine through historical exploration, asana and meditation.
I have two beautiful children Ostara and River, both born at home with the help of the amazing home birth team at King’s Hospital London and my husband! I am deeply dedicated to natural childbirth and empowering women to trust in the magic of their bodies, but am also aware that we are lucky to live in a time where we can have invaluable medical help when needed. The most important thing is that women feel safe and that we are prepared, informed and educated so that we can make the right choices in our own individual situations.
- 200 hours Prana Vinyasa Yoga with Shiva Rea at Prana Vinyasa Yoga with Shiva Rea at Samudra School of Yoga
- 100 hours Contemporary School of Yoga
- 40 hours Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training – Validated by the Independent Yoga Network
- 40 hours Mother & Baby Yoga Teacher Training – Validated by the Independent Yoga Network
- 40 hours Well Woman Yoga Therapy Teacher Training – Validated by the Independent Yoga Network & International Association of Yoga Therapists
- 30 hours Yogini Shakti with Shiva Rea