About Me & Yoga
I have been teaching since 2006, qualifying through the three year diploma course with the British Wheel of Yoga (the umbrella organisation of Yoga in the UK – http://www.bwy.org.uk/).
Since studying the Eden Method https://www.innersource.net/em/ I’ve brought the two powerful practices together to enhance the benefits we can enjoy and call it Energy Flow Yoga.
Remember that we start from where we are. Yoga is for everyone and anyone and is not limited to any particular body-type, age or set of beliefs.
In class I use a creative approach of techniques and movements to warm the body and to increase awareness of tensions held or muscle groups relaxed towards preparation for the stronger postures both held steadily and experienced dynamically in sequences.
You do not need to do challenging headstands or handstands to participate and enjoy the classes. Your personal journey through yoga is more important than whether you do a one-armed balance! And you do not need to be flexible to do yoga. It’s yoga that will help you to become more supple!
Some postures may challenge, but I provide options to practice at a safe and wise individual level. Ultimately, the practice becomes your own personal experience to challenge, develop and grow in your life as a whole through care and growing self-awareness.
I have trained in the breadth of Hatha Yoga (literally meaning sun and moon, or the opposites of ourselves) but also enjoy the influence of different yoga traditions that have developed from the oldest Hatha traditions and the inspiration of the many people I have practised yoga with.
Mother Nature is always an inspiration: from the solidity and strength of trees to the constant rhythm of the waves on the shore that echo the flow of our breath and the reminder to ‘just be’ and return to our eternal nature of inner stillness. The natural cycle of changing seasons remind us to change too; regular reminders that nothing stays the same.
If classes are not for you and you prefer a private session in your own home, or a private yoga class with a group of friends, you’ll have a personalised session and a practice developed for your own home practice.
I have a BA Hons and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education.
I’m a registered Diploma Teacher and Member of the British Wheel of Yoga, the governing body of yoga in the UK which seeks to maintain high quality training and teaching standards.
I am a fully qualified Eden Method Practitioner EEMCP and currently studying on the Year 3 programme.
I have a current First Aid qualification.
I am a Level Three Member of REPs.
My classes are also registered with the British Wheel of Yoga in Wales http://www.bwywales.org.uk/