How I came to fall in love with yoga
Working in an office in London during the 80’s and early 90’s, my body ached and creaked and I didn’t feel too good.
When I found yoga everything changed for me – my body, my habits and mental attitude, my relationships, and eventually my job, even my rheumatoid arthritis felt much better.
I am proof that yoga is a powerful force for change and I love sharing yoga with others to help them grow and develop in whatever way enlivens them.
BSc. Physiology (1984-1987) – Ignited my interest in how the body works and my teaching is still scientifically based
MBA (1989-1990) – I love learning and always wanted to run my own business
My first yoga class (1992) – The first of many
Karuna Yoga Teachers Training Diploma with Ruth White (2000-2002) – This very thorough (Yoga Alliance 500 hour) teaching qualification opened my eyes to the depth and breath of the yoga discipline
First Aid for Yoga Teachers (every 3 years) – Safety is always paramount in my classes
Set up GuildfordYoga (2003) – I love to share yoga with those who are keen to learn
Yoga for Survivors® – This 150 hour (18 month) yoga therapy diploma offered me the opportunity to extend my teaching skills and bring the joy of yoga to anyone who has been touched by cancer, see the Yoga Therapy classes page for more details.
Over the years I have practiced and trained with many teachers and in many different styles of yoga, most notably:
- Astanga Vinyasa with Pattabi Jois, Liz Lark and Granville Cousins
- Iyengar with Ruth White, Mira Mehta and Arup Sen
- other Hatha styles with the Sivananda Centre in Putney, John Stirk and Simon Low
- Yoga therapy with Mukunda Stiles and Laura Kupperman
- Yoga breathing (Pranayama) with Philip Xerri
- Buddhist meditation at Rivendell Buddhist Retreat
I continue to study extensively: training with other yoga teachers, reading widely and practicing daily. My passion lives on.
I have over 8500 hours of teaching experience, so students know they’ll be safe and well looked-after. My unique teaching style reflects my diverse background, having learnt and practiced widely I choose the technique to suit the class or individual – so students will always be learning something new and challenging.
“You are a great teacher and I have thoroughly enjoyed finding my way back to yoga with you…”