I have been practicing yoga for 25 years, originally looking for exercise after a stressful day at work. However, I found sanctuary on the yoga mat and tools to help manage in everyday life. This is what inspired me to teach.
I am a qualified yoga teacher and hold a full British Wheel of Yoga Teaching diploma (500hrs), which I began in 2007. I now teach yoga and meditation to people of all ages, abilities and experience; I do this indoors, online outdoors using a range of adaptions in order to be as inclusive as possible.
I have always been inspired by nature and I took my classes outdoors in Bedgebury Pinetum and Forest in 2018, which I absolutely love. I teach all year round, in all weathers by adapting classes to suit the environment. This is perfect for boosting the benefits of yoga and meditation in nature to support physical and mental health.
I began mindfulness training in 2013 and now continue training and professional development with The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University.
As an accredited teacher with the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA), I teach courses and classes in accordance with the UK Network Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers.
I have an interest in mental health and wellbeing in schools, hence my training with The Mindfulness in Schools Project and Teenyoga Foundation. I have run yoga classes and mindfulness courses in schools for pupils aged 11−18, staff and parents. I also support the great work that the Reachout youth group does at the Mental Health Resource charity in Tunbridge Wells.