Teach. Learn. Evolve.
I am a passionate and enthusiastic teacher. My yoga path began with Bikram Yoga. I practiced it for 7 years before becoming certified to teach. The Bikram sequence is from Hatha Yoga and a subsequent 500-hr Hatha training deepened my understanding of the physical and philosophical aspects of Yoga. I have expanded my yoga knowledge and am exploring the neuroscience of yoga and the effects of trauma on the body-mind:
I recognise how my own Adverse Childhood Experiences, and how my ACE Score has impacted upon my life. Training in yoga for addiction recovery has led me to work with some of the most disadvantaged members of society; I welcome them to my classes.
Bikram Yoga; Inferno Hot Pilates Levels I and II; Y12SR; the Neuroscience of Yoga and Trauma Informed Yoga practices. TCTSY-F.
Restore. Re-energise. Rejuvenate.
Teaching enables me to demonstrate that yoga can be a means to express yourself no matter where you have been or where you are from. I wasn’t sure what I was looking for when I first walked in to a studio but I found a lift in energy that kept me going back, and I felt stronger and calmer. I began as a devoted Bikram student. More recently my teaching, training and self study have found me centring on Vinyasa and Yin.
The common motivation is that it makes life better on some level. This is a practice open to all of us and a reminder that we are naturally strong and have the power to move in different ways.
Yin Yoga & Anatomy, Mental Health First Aider, Pending: Anatomy of Adjustments (Shoulder Care) and Prenatal Yoga TT
Yoga. Align. Flow.
I believe yoga is for everyone, regardless of age, size, shape, gender, background, physical ability... everyone! I value yoga as a tool to support over all health. Adding a bit of yoga into your lifestyle can assist with all manner of holistic well-being - physical, emotional, spiritual, whatever it is you're looking to get out of it. I recognise health is precious and we should work with what we have been gifted with to optimise our lives.
Since practicing yoga I can deal with stress better by controlling my breath; and can calm my nerves. I became more aware of my body, emotions, and intuitions... and I’m still constantly learning more!
Alignment and Therapeutic Yoga: stability and flexibility; aligning emotional connection between the body, mind and nature.
Yoga. Meditation. Wellbeing.
I like yoga because it gives more meaning to my life, improving and listening to the experience of my body and mind. I am a big fan of tradition and history, so I did research into the most ancient yoga traditional text, trying to discover what "real yoga" was, mostly using the traditional poses found in these ancient yoga texts. I became obsessed in finding out the legendary 84 traditional poses and I found 63 of them, not too bad!
I have attended several Vipassana meditation courses. Beside yoga, I am a linguist and musician. I play several instruments and speak some languages, such as Mandarin and am studying Sanskrit.
Diploma of Professional Study, CTAA Member, Yoga teacher training in Hong Kong and at Ch'an Exoteric School, China.
Yin. Yang. Breath.
It has been over a decade since yoga has started changing my approach to life. The more I practice, the more I read, the more I train… the closer I become to my true self. I will always be thankful to yoga for this.
Teaching is blissful. I have never felt more grateful since I have started teaching yoga.
I first trained as a Hatha teacher and Hatha is still a large part of my practice. I practice a lot of vinyasa as well, but I really fell in love with yin when I started training as a yin teacher.
Hatha; Pre and postnatal yoga; Restorative yoga; Women’s yoga; Yin yoga; Applied anatomy; Meditation.
Trust. Honesty. Transformation.
My work is a huge part of me. I love sharing the knowledge of Yoga and Holistic Therapy with those seeking a new route on their own life's journey.
Mine began around 20 years ago with a review of my own life and health and I've never looked back. Since working in healthcare and training in Kundalini Yoga I have looked deeply into more holistic ways of being, growing and feeling better in our bodies, minds and spirits.
I have witnessed powerful inner change in people that come to Kundalini Yoga. It is an absolute honour to be a part of that shift.
200 Hour Kundalini Yoga TT. 50 Hour Yin and Trauma Informed Restorative Yoga. 50 Hour Yoga Nidra TT. Meditation Facilitator Holistic Therapies, Reiki Practitioner.
Listen. Move. Community.
Flowing, breathing and sweating with 30+ others in a 3rd story hot flow studio in New York City, I began my yoga practice. I closed my eyes and stopped competing. I listened in and started to come home to my own body. Then I began listening out, to the larger yoga community, to the teachers and students, and to the teachings of yoga and its origins. Where do I serve the community, how can I listen deeper to the marginalised voices, and how can we move together?
I am inspired and energised by justice work, theatre work, body work, song work, breath work and dance work in community! Let's listen! Let's move!
Laughing Lotus 250 hour Vinyasa Flow TT, Zumba instructor, music educator, theatre-maker