A little about me…
I am a full time yoga teacher and graduate yoga therapist working in Grantham, Retford, Worksop and Nottingham in a variety of settings, large classes, small groups, workplaces and one to one tuition and yoga therapy. I also offer specific teacher trainings and several 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.
Having completed specific training with Yoga Bugs and the Special Yoga Centre, I am qualified to teach yoga to children and students with special needs.
I hold an ITEC Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology and have studied anatomy in greater depth with the renowned anatomist and yoga teacher, Lesley Kaminoff. I am also certified in Emergency First Aid.
In 2018 I began my Yoga Therapist training with The Minded Institute and as a graduate yoga therapist will complete this mid 2020.
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 and therapists including Max Strom, Paul Grilley, Anodea Judith, Norman Blair and Heather Mason.
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.
It has been both wonderful and challenging for me to undertake Yoga Therapy training in 2018 with Heather Mason at The Minded Institute.
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.
With thousands of hours of teaching under my belt, I offer a warm welcome to all new students and seek to work with each person to help them understand and enjoy their practice and potential for great living 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 with a sense of curiosity and fun. 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!