A little about me…

I am a full time yoga teacher teaching in Nottingham, Grantham and Retford in a variety of settings, large classes, small groups, workplaces and one to one tuition. I also offer several yoga weekend and week-long retreats each year.

Having practiced yoga initially as a student for around 10 years, my love of the voyage of discovery and unfolding led me to my first Integral Hatha Yoga Teacher training, qualifying in 2004.

After teaching part time for a while I went on to take the British Wheel of Yoga Diploma qualifying in 2010 . In addition I am qualified to teach Yin Yoga following training with Norman Blair and offer Yoga Therapy for Insomnia in the Super Sleep Method developed by Lisa Sanfilippo and The Minded Institute.

I have also completed specific training with Yoga Bugs and the Special Yoga Centre and through these organisations I am qualified to teach yoga to children and students with special needs.

I hold an ITEC Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology and am currently studying anatomy in greater depth with the renowned anatomist and yoga teacher, Lesley Kaminoff. I am also certified in Emergency First Aid.

I am also author of a teaching resources website for yoga teachers. Click here to view www.yogaallover.com

Hello to all yogis!

And my teaching…

My teaching and development is an ongoing joy for me as I love to learn and bring more to my own practice and to my students. Attending teacher trainings regularly I have been lucky to study in recent years with several renowned teachers including Max Strom, Paul Grilley, Anodea Judith, Norman Blair and Lisa Sanfilippo. I am especially interested in the complementary teachings of Ayurveda having completed the BWY Ayurveda module with Cathy-Mae Karelse and change my practice in accordance with the seasons.

I am a friendly and approachable person! Throughout my life I have always worked with people, both as a nurse, in hospitals and a care manager in hostels with many different client groups. As a yoga teacher, I try always to get to know my students, understand their needs and bring a sense of humour and element of fun and joy into my class.

I use inspirations and wisdom from all of my teachers to enrich and widen my experience and continuously refresh and enliven the teaching I offer my students. I offer an eclectic and creative yoga which is grounded in classical Integral Hatha yoga, fused with elements of fluid vinyasa and the grounding qualities of Yin practice with philosophical teachings to give meaning and depth.

I welcome all new students and hope to help each person realise and enjoy their ‘being’ and potential through their yoga practice. Practicing mindfully and with full awareness gives us a wonderful opportunity to grow and enjoy life. In my classes I combine asana practice for all levels with pranayama (breath work), mantra and mudra yoga to provide a strong and rounded teaching. It is usually possible to offer alternatives so that everyone can access the class at their particular level of practice.

I have a deep love of yoga which I hope to share through my teaching. We are all on a journey together!