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 the East London studio, 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.
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I have a particular interest in establishing community yoga that is accessible to everyone, based on the yoga teachings of interconnectedness. My general classes are a combination of mindful flowing sequences of movement, incorporating lots of options for everybody; breath practices, self-massage and restorative poses to help regulate your nervous system. 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 folks 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.
My training interests are based around the importance of nervous system regulation and rest to well-being. I am developing my understanding of the role of meditation and mindfulness, restorative yoga and specific approaches within yoga that may support people with anxiety and stress. I am a keen student and regularly attend on-going training courses. I am learning about rest within a wider socio-political context: its role as a form of resistance against white supremacy and capitalism and as a potential pathway towards a 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.