Like many people in the west, I began with physical yoga (or asana) practice, not really understanding that to identify only with the beautiful poses was kind of missing the point. As my practice became more regular and a greater part of my life, I wanted to share what I was learning with my friends and family. Of course, nothing worthwhile is ever simple and I had to first overcome a prolonged back injury. Taking time out from the pretzel shapes I had been throwing forced me to re-evaluate my motivations for practicing and how I really wanted to teach. Slowly, slowly I came to understand what would serve me and (hopefully one day) my future students.
I completed my first teacher training with Yoga Arts, a Registered Yoga School, in India in early 2008. The rigorous and intensive training was one of the most moving and joyous experiences of my life. In 2011 I graduated with an ‘outstanding’ grade from Claire Missingham’s internationally recognised 200 hour teacher training specifically in the Vinyasa tradition.
Today my practice and teachings are inspired by many wonderful yogis and yoginis, and in particular from the Krishnamacharya lineage. I owe huge gratitude to my friends, family and students for all their love and support and I would like to thank everyone from Louisa Sear to Seane Corn, Sri Dharma Mittra and the fabulous Claire Missingham for showing us how to live as yogis in the crazy 21st Century.
200 hour teacher training with RYS Yoga Arts – Goa (India) 2008
200 hour Vinyasa Flow teacher training with RYS Claire Missingham – London (UK) 2010-2011 (Outstanding Grade)
30 hour Restorative Yoga teacher training with RYS Judith Lasater – Yogacampus London (UK) 2012