I’ve been a devoted lifelong student of yoga and meditation since the late 90s. I was first drawn to the mat by Ashtanga and strong dynamic flows and later fell in love with the stillness and meditative qualities of practices such as Yin and Restorative Yoga. My teaching style is friendly and relaxed. I foster a safe and grounding environment where my students can feel welcome and at ease. Ultimately my aim is for people to feel good and inspire them to cultivate a balanced practice. I am a big advocate for mindfulness and I encourage my students to explore both body and mind with breath and awareness. I draw a lot of inspiration for my classes from the cycles of nature and the five elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I have been regularly practicing qigong and tai chi since 2011 and enjoy bringing elements of these martial arts into my yoga classes. As of 2023, I have also started teaching self-standing qigong classes.
I’ve always pushed myself to the maximum, seeking perfection both in my personal and professional life. Work hard and never stop to the detriment of my physical and mental health. Being exhausted and over-stressed was almost a status symbol to boast about. I learnt first-hand about the importance of self-compassion and self-acceptance. Through my friendly and relaxed teaching approach, I’d like to inspire people to cultivate a balanced practice. I’d like people to accept and embrace the fact that it is okay to slow down, rest and play. I'd like to offer a welcoming, unchallenging atmosphere. A gentler approach to practice with many options, kind to the body, but still energising and rewarding.
The disciplines I teach help bring balance and harmony to both body and mind. They help us reconnect with the wisdom of our body and brings us back in touch with the cycles of nature. They remind us that we are part of something amazing. We don’t need to look any further than ourselves to find happiness and contentment.
I believe that a balanced practice can reinforce a sense of social connectivity and whether you practice alone or in a group, it’s still a shared experience that reinforces the truth of deeper unity.