Throughout my career as a fitness professional I have taught a wide range of classes to all ages and abilities including the partially sighted and deaf and those with special educational needs.
Additionally, I have taught in primary and secondary schools and devised bespoke sessions for a variety of mental health, womens’ groups, running clubs and leisure centres.
My interest in yoga began when I moved to Cornwall to work for the Eden Project in 2002.
Over the years yoga has helped me find and create balance in my life and has been an important part of my recovery from mental illness.
In 2011, I trained with the UK’s leading yoga teacher Simon Low at the Yoga Academy in Kent. Since qualifying I have gradually developed a comprehensive and affordable class schedule and my interest and passion for yoga continues to grow.
At whatever age and on a merely physical level, yoga offers us an interesting and creative way to keep fit and mobile and develop strength and flexibility. Dive deeper and the teachings of yoga, that go before and beyond asana, help us to reconnect and reunite with our emotional, energetic and spiritual dimensions and the breathing, concentration and meditation practices help us release tension, process emotion and cultivate an even deeper sense of well being; in mind, body and spirit.
Yoga classes can be very effective for people experiencing back or joint pain, arthritis or sciatica. And if we are recovering from illness or injury, yoga can help to rehabilitate us; gradually restoring our body’s stamina, strength and flexibility.
Regular yoga classes can help us develop resilience and strength; physically, mentally and emotionally. The teachings of the Yoga Sutra’s invite us to cultivate a sense of awareness and detachment, qualities that can support us as we experience life’s challenges. Away from the mat, an understanding of the eight limbs of yoga can help us to expand the way we see things and how we navigate our life journey.
All of my classes offer joint care and preparation, salutation sequences, a variety of asana (postures), breathing exercises, restorative poses and guided relaxation.
As well as my BWY accreditation and insurance, I have a yoga first aid certificate and RSA Exercise to Music Qualification. On top of this, I have an up-to-date DBS certificate and have trained to AQA’s Advanced Certificate Level in Counselling & Psychotherapy.