My first experience with Yoga was when I was about 10 years old when someone came to my school to share Yoga, it was a profound experience.
I started a regular practice when I was in my early twenties, now 25 plus years ago. Trying out many different styles and many forms of Yoga, including Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar, Sivananda, Satyananda, Kundalini and Yin Yoga to name a few, plus also being introduced to Qigong and practicing this ancient and healing method I eventually developed my own unique style of practice.
Initially I embarked on a Teacher Training Program to deepen my own knowledge and practice but soon realised that I actually felt that I wanted to share it with others and start to teach Yoga even on a full-time basis.
After having taught Yoga for a number of years, and having seen so many people transform through it, I decided I would like to do more and learn more. I wanted to study how Yoga can be used as a therapy to help people improve their quality of life, especially if maybe they are living with certain health conditions. I trained with renowned Heather Mason at the Minded Institute and graduated as a Yoga Therapist completing their Yoga Therapy Professional Training Programme in 2012. In addition to this I am a registered Yoga Teacher (REPS).
I also feels privileged to have trained with philosopher and writer Max Strom and followed his level 1 and 2 teacher training courses in both London and Zurich. In 2011 I also took a Yin Yoga Teacher Training course with Sarah Powers in Amsterdam. Also since 2012 I have been training on a yearly basis with teacher Rod Stryker who keeps inspiring me. Other teachers I trained with in intensives are Ana Forrest and anatomy teacher Doug Keller.
Early 2014 I started practicing the Wim Hof Method as my brother who suffers from Arthritis of the spine told me he watched a program about the method and how it has scientifically been proven to improve the immune system. I was so enthusiastic and soon felt the power of this method that I wanted to learn more from Wim. In November 2014 I travelled to Wim’s centre in Poland to meet Wim and learn more about his method, the experience in Poland was life changing. After this week with Wim I regularly swim in cold water and Wim asked me when I was in Poland to share his knowledge and message with others, so I promised him this and include many of his techniques in my teaching now. I have to say that I am not in any way working with, or linked to, the company of Wim Hof, Innerfire, and work independent but see Wim as a great teacher and friend who influenced and inspired me.
- Accredited Level 3 Yoga Teacher (REPS)
- Yoga Therapist accredited by the Minded Institute (350 hours Yoga Alliance)
- Registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
- Reiki Level 1 and 2
- Qualified TRE practitioner Level 2
I teach regular Yoga Classes in London and also see private clients, further to this I can also teach at events, corporate or private and have been doing this on a regular basis. I am qualified to teach the 8 week Yoga Therapy for the mind course, check dates. My regular classes are based on Hatha Yoga techniques with an influence of Qigong, and include meditation.
The focus especially being on the breathing I also incorporate some of my Qigong experience into the practice. The aim is to improve strength and flexibility as well as developing the ability to relax.
I developed lunch time classes of an hour, wear comfortable clothing, no sweating. Give yourself some time to re-energise and refresh over lunch. Experience a unique combination of relaxation, work-out and silence balancing body, mind and soul. Boost up your energy and leave refreshed and alert.