I started practising yoga in 1999, but it wasn’t until 2007 that I finally committed to a daily Ashtanga Yoga practice. Filled with enthusiasm about what I was experiencing and eager to learn more I took my first yoga teacher training course in 2008 with Brian Cooper PhD, the author of the Art of Adjusting, and began teaching shortly thereafter.
I made my first trip to Mysore, India in 2009 to study at the K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute and have since returned a further seven times to practise under the guidance of R Sharath Jois. I received the authorisation to teach Ashtanga Yoga from Sharath in 2011 and attended his Special Course for Teachers in 2016. I am authorised to teach the full Primary and Intermediate Series, and am currently learning the Advanced Series from him.
I have a BA (Hons) in Management Studies with French from the University of Nottingham and an MSc in Gender Studies from the London School of Economics. I speak fluent French and good Japanese, German and Spanish.
I live and teach in Birmingham, UK.