Born in Lancaster, I grew up with my adoptive family in West Cumbria; I had an unremarkable childhood which included some of the usual hobbies – none of which was ever quite a good fit for me, although I didn’t understand the why’s & wherefores at the time.
I originally tried yoga in 2003, when I was 18, and enjoyed it, but I didn’t fall in love with it until my return to the practice in 2014. What began as a decision borne out of sheer laziness soon grew into a truly great love, and flowered as I discovered there was much more to yoga than just making shapes on a rectangular mat.
After five and a half years of consistent personal practice, learning, and study I completed my teacher training under the guidance of the amazing Frog Lotus Yoga International staff, at Suryalila Retreat Centre in the beautiful Andalusian countryside.
Alongside teaching yoga, I have a full time desk job, so while I enjoy sharing both the practice & theory of yoga with everyone, I have a special passion for helping people to feel more comfortable in their bodies, especially other desk drivers, as that’s what yoga has brought me. I also find great joy in sharing various ways we can support our bodies & minds through dealing with feelings & emotions, especially anxiety – as I’m a lifelong warrior/sufferer.
My personal practice, like my teaching style, has a strong focus on the Frog Lotus Yoga style, and so is also inspired by Iyengar, Ashtanga, Forrest, and Kundalini yoga practices. I enjoy sequencing creative flows that have appropriate challenges while also offering modifications to progress for all practitioners so that students can investigate their own experience while honouring their body free of judgment & competition.
Whether it’s your first time on the mat or your five-hundred and first – each day is different for our bodies, and I intend to support you in honouring that each time we practice together.
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