Partly driven by a lingering childhood desire to be a Jedi Knight / Spiderman hybrid, I was initially drawn to yoga by the physicality of the practice. However, I quickly found that yoga brought greater balance and awareness into my life - my mind felt clearer and more focussed and before long yoga and meditation had become integral parts of my daily life, providing an oasis of calm away from the pressures of work and helping to improve my physical and mental well-being.
It was whilst attending a two week workshop with David Swenson in India that I decided I wanted to spend my life passing on the practice of yoga to other people. On returning to London I enrolled in a 2 year teacher training course at the UK's leading yoga centre, where I was fortunate enough to have senior teachers Mimi Kuo-Deemer and Jean Hall as my tutors. I'm now a fully accredited British Wheel of Yoga trained yoga teacher.
Having developed my own practice primarily within the Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow schools of yoga, I teach a flowing style of yoga that is guided by the relationship between breath and movement and that takes inspiration from many sources, including those outside of yoga such as Mindfulness, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. By combining flowing sequences with fun, playful elements and introspective enquiry, my classes encourage students to connect with their bodies and cultivate a greater awareness of their present moment experience.
Attending classes, workshops and teacher trainings in the UK and India with some of the world's leading yoga teachers continues to inspire my passion for both practicing and teaching yoga - I feel very lucky to now be in a position to help other people discover the benefits and joys of yoga practice for themselves.