I have practiced yoga for over twenty years, a lot of those with a teacher of Vijana Yoga. With a background in special education I was a teacher in London for many years before moving to Stroud. I made the decision to leave teaching after developing Long Covid and retrained as a yoga teacher through Yoga on the Lane, with Naomi Annand and Adam Hocke.

I have also completed training with Jivana Heyman and The Accessible Yoga School, to become a certified Accessible Yoga Teacher.

I am currently doing further training in practices for people with chronic illness

I am a  qualified meditation teacher, having completed training with Graham Burns and Isabell Britsch through Yoga Campus.

My approach

I have a particular interest in establishing community yoga that is accessible to everyone, based on the yoga teachings of inter-connectedness. My general classes are a combination of mindful sequences of movement, incorporating lots of options for everybody; breath practices, self-massage, restorative poses and meditation. It is my aim for everybody to be able to practice together, in community, regardless of how they access the practice. I also offer classes for specific communities such as chair-based classes for people with mobility needs or older people. Practicing yoga has brought me a lot of joy and I try to ensure classes feel good for everyone, through a compassionate, playful and explorative approach.

I am interested in how nervous system regulation can support our individual well-being, but also how the many practices that contribute to nervous system regulation, including mindful movement, meditation, community and connection to nature may contribute to collective well-being. I consider these practices as potential pathways towards a more compassionate and regenerative future. 

I offer a sliding scale of payments to ensure finance is not a barrier to attending classes. 

Please get in touch if you have any queries or questions.