I am a British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) teacher and a Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT). I have been teaching yoga since 2009 and practising yoga since 2004. My yoga practise began after moving to Cornwall from Bristol. Initially I had started attending a yoga class to build strength and flexibility to improve my surfing (and keep up with hubby in the water!), but I soon realised that regular practise leads to so many other positive benefits and yoga soon became my passion. Since completing my teacher training through the BWY I have gone on to do further training in pre and postnatal yoga. Thanks to the experience of having two babies and the joy I get from supporting mums and mums-to-be pregnancy and postnatal yoga has become my main passion and focus of my weekly teaching schedule in recent years. I have taught pregnancy and mother & baby yoga for over 5 years now, and I am very used to working with women with SPD and pelvic pain, pelvic floor issues and diastasis recti.
In 2012 I became a mummy for the first time with the birth of my son, a long challenging labour, resulting in an emergency c-section helped me to truly understand the power of yoga both during pregnancy, in labour and then recovering in the postnatal period. I have felt compelled ever since to support other mums and mums-to-be through yoga. In 2015 I become a mummy for the second time, and was reminded of the importance of yoga during this amazing, but often challenging time in a woman's life. My yoga practice on many occasion has been the calm within the chaos of mothering two little people. My recent experiences of pregnancy and the postnatal period have also provided me the opportunity to explore effective exercises offering pelvic stability and functional support to the pelvic floor.
I love yoga and I love studying different schools and types of yoga and learning from many different teachers and styles as possible. I have studied styles that include Anusara, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Scaravelli and Dynamic yoga. I aim to integrate elements of these styles into my teaching to create flowing, fun and energetic classes that are accessible to all levels. The British Wheel actively encourages teachers to experience different types of yoga and this allows me to offer my students different alternatives enabling them to be comfy and safe during their asana practice.
I am a member of the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK and through YAP UK I offer vocational yoga teacher training courses in Pre & Postnatal Yoga and 300hr Yoga Foundation Teacher training. As part of my teacher training programme and mentoring I also run specialist CPD workshops for yoga teacher. Through these specialist workshops and teacher training courses I aim to ensure as many mums and mums-to-be have access to high quality yoga classes that can effectively support them during this period of their lives. Prior to becoming a full time yoga teacher (and mummy!) I taught secondary music education for 12 years, during this time I spent 6 years running secondary music education teacher training courses. With my experience both teaching yoga to pre and postnatal women and my previous experience in education, yoga teacher training seemed a natural progression.
I feel very privileged to be a yoga teacher, yoga has literally transformed my life and I have immense enthusiasm to share this with others, and in particular support mums and mums-to-be.