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 my own Adverse Childhood Experiences, and how my ACE Score has impacted upon my life. Training in Y12SR - 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 has been and continues to be, a vital tool in my own healing journey. While navigating a challenging time in my life
"I turned to yoga as a way to connect with myself and found it supported my mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing".
Feeling drawn to learn more about this ancient practice and share yoga with others, I undertook my 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2019 and in 2020 began studying trauma sensitive yoga and completed my restorative yoga studies in 2022.
I'm interested in how embodied practices like yoga support people to experience a greater sense of bodily autonomy and agency and a greater sense of ease in their daily lives.
300-hour Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY-F); 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga with YogaKoh; 25-hour Restorative Yoga Training.
Strength. Breath. Arrive.
I believe Yoga is a catalyst for transition to a stronger and more confident being. It challenges my body and mind and has been the means to the confidence and self certainty I take with me in everyday life.
I love challenging strong flows, and finding flight through inversions and balances, while finding calm and peace of mind by arriving on my mat and allowing myself that time to move and accomplish a little more each time.
200hr Vinyasa teacher training with the Yoga Alliance at Trybe hot yoga.
Calm. Balance. Resilience.
My journey with Slavic Gymnastic began over two years ago, in early ‘20. Ever since I tried it for the first time, I found myself wanting to learn this graceful practice, which requires much focus, balance and core strength.
I read a multitude of relevant publications, practiced with, and learned from many instructors, and completed my own instructor qualification in April ‘22.
‘This practice taught me to be calm in the craziest of storms outside'
Every morning I practice this routine, learning the positions and the ethos of this wonderful style of exercise. It keeps me balanced and flexible to what the universe offers me each day.
Certified Slavic Gymnastic Instructor.
Discovery. Surrender. Feel.
I started practising Bikram in 2014. The chaos in my world made sense in my first ever hot yoga class. I felt a sense of belonging and believe that
"yoga heals us from the inside as we learn to combine physical postures with breath work; bringing harmony between mind and body."
Your yoga practice is a journey within; no class is good, bad, right, or wrong and we learn to accept where we are within ourselves and in our daily lives.
I qualified as a Hot Yoga Teacher in 2019 at the Yoga Quarter formerly known as Bikram Yoga Highbury and Islington.
The teacher training was led by Cintra Brown, one of the 5 original teachers taught by Bikram.
Since then I have taught over 300 classes at The Yoga Quarter, Hot Yoga House, Bikram Yoga Essex and House of Hot Yoga.
Prema Hot Yoga 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certificate