The feelings of softness, power, connectedness and wisdom echoed the feelings that pregnancy gave me.
Yoga guided me through a beautiful healthy pregnancy and an inspiring birth. Continued practice also helped me, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually through the joys and challenges of motherhood.
My own journey evolved through Duncan’s wonderful teaching, who always encouraged me to teach from the heart. I also studied Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vini Yoga, Anusara and Scaravalli with many inspiring teachers from around the world.For me the study of yoga is a lifetime pursuit and I am always learning new benefits, but in essence it is very simple, a regular yoga practice makes you happy and healthy and that is all most of us want.
I now run regular and private classes as well as pregnant and postnatal classes and teach in local schools. In my own practice and teaching I aim to nourish, challenge, nurture and cleanse the whole body inside and out to bring a sense of ease, strength and wellbeing. I also establish and maintain a focus on the breath, which is our best tool for getting us out of our heads and into our bodies.
Through the postures we learn about flexibility, balance, strength, relaxation, softness, stamina and patience and with practice these benefits begin to roll over into our everyday lives. Attending a yoga class ticks so many boxes, it’s like indulging in a massage, a trip to the Oesteopath, an exercise class, a counselling session, a stress relieving workshop and a confidence booster all in one.
What makes yoga so empowering is that its something you learn to do for yourself so that you can become responsible for your own whole health.