I started practising yoga in 1999 to complement my long-distance running and cycling training; however, it wasn’t until 2007 when I finally committed to a daily Ashtanga Yoga practice. Having experienced first-hand the benefits and transformational potential of a regular yoga practice, 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.
In 2009 I made my first trip to Mysore, India to study at the Sri 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.
Beyond asana I practise pranayama and mindfulness meditation, and I study Sanskrit and yoga philosophy.
I try to teach with kindness, enthusiasm and humour with the aim of making the practice of yoga accessible to all.
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.