A B O U T M E
Getting Into Yoga
I started doing yoga initially to exercise. I was bendy with a dance background, and from outside the studio it looked like dancing just with a lot more 'plinky-plinky' music - far more favourable than Spinning. I can't say I was hooked from the beginning, but there was something that kept me coming back. It was only when I took practice with Laura McCrimmon in Glasgow that it clicked.
There was big movement and big tunes to bring me in to the present, paired with some beautiful moments of meditative stillness and balance. This was what I needed from a practice.
Since then, Yoga has been the solid line of stability running through a tumultuously familiar life. I have found myself coming back to my mat to revive after break-ups, deaths and disappointments. Not only that, it keeps me grounded in times of elation. My practice encourages me to really get to know myself, and keeps me driven to live the fullest life I can.
In 2017 I undertook my training with Veteran Yogi, Advanced Jivamukti Teacher and Rock Star Andrea Everingham. On continuing my studies, I am drawn to teacher's who, much like Andrea, intrinsically weave Yogic philosophy with anatomical knowledge to build longevous practice. This is what drew me to The Yoga People. In 2019 I completed an additional 100hrs in Mandala Vinyasa with Dulce Aguilar in both London and Thailand, and was fortunate enough to assist as part of the teaching team for this course in Goa (March 2020). The consummate dancer, discovering Tripsichore and Nikki Clair Durrant was like coming home - the intersection where yoga and dance collide. I undertook 50hrs of Tripsichore taining, and continue to weave the technique into my practice. Alongside these modules, I have also trained with Joey Miles, Nisha Srivastava, Perla Navia, Simon Borg-Olivier and Faith Hunter - all are absolute legends from which I have learned so much.
What I Offer
Know Yourself / Own Yourself / Feel Good
The Yoga mat has been a place where I have really gotten to know myself, through an ongoing Waltz of changing and rearranging my strengths and limitations. With that in mind, I offer you the opportunity, time and support to explore your body as you'd like to in practice. I believe in your capability to move and it's capacity to become a meditation, to get out of your head and into your body. The more we get to know ourselves on the mat, the more ownership we take over ourselves, the less we become victims swept up in the mele of modern living. This is a philosophy I live by. I have seen the benefits both in myself and my students - and it feels good! I'm excited to share my passion and nuggets of knowledge with you on the mat.