My first yoga class, I’ll be honest, I just didn’t get it. I couldn’t stand all this stillness and loud breathing. I felt stiff, uncoordinated and self-conscious.
A few years later I tried again. I was feeling very anxious at the time, and came to it as a desperate last resort to ‘sort my head out’. Surely there must be something in this yoga thing?
This time, under the teaching of the wonderful Cara Bowen, something magical happened. I was finally able to come down from the anxious thoughts in my head. With the support of the ground underneath me I could find my own stability, arrive in the present and let go. I was able to breathe again.
Since then, yoga has led me on a rich, explorative journey, which continues to unfold every day. I have unlocked long held patterns of tension and discovered how the mind and body are one and the same.
The more I practiced, the more I wanted to integrate this into my everyday life.
In 2013, I stepped away from my secure ‘office job’ in London, and had a transformative year – volunteering at land-based social enterprise, Embercombe, qualifying in massage and traveling to India to train as a yoga teacher.
Since then, I have trained further – qualifying as a 500 Hour Yoga Teacher with the Scaravelli - influenced London Teacher Training Group. I’ve also undertaken Life Coaching training, as well as been on numerous courses and workshops to enhance my knowledge and experience of nature, the cycles of the moon, women’s wellbeing, the menstrual cycle and more.
Now I enjoy making decisions based on love and life, instead of fear, and living with my two feet firmly planted on the earth.
I share this learning and the practices I have discovered and developed with my clients through yoga, massage, coaching, yoga-nature workshops and retreats, with lots of delicious combinations of all of these. I love supporting women in their own journey of self-discovery, whatever form that might take. Providing the space and guidance to to make positive changes and steer their life towards their true aims and desires.
If you’d like to see how I could support you please get in touch – I’d love to hear from you!