Central to my approach to teaching is an acceptance of where each student is with their own Yoga so that practice is sensitive and without struggle. I am influenced by my own Yoga teachers (Mary Stewart, Monica Voss, Chloe Fremantle, Peter Blackaby, amongst others) my students, and by other movement disciplines, most notably the Feldenkrais Method.
All these influences inform my understanding, as do the principles of Mindfulness Meditation, a practice that I have begun to explore: in 2014 I completed the 8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT ) course and a follow up Interpersonal Mindfulness course; in 2016 I revisited the 8 week MBCT course in the role of volunteer helper to the main teacher, Taravajra.
My personal practice nurtures me, enriches my life, and gives me the possibility of responding to challenges from a more reflective place. These are some of the wider benefits of yoga that I endeavour to share with my students when I teach.
Most of my regular adult teaching takes place in Brighton and the surrounding area but I also teach day workshops and weekends nationally; see the Events page for details of forthcoming workshops.
My Qualifications and Insurance
1988 – 1991, BA English Literature, University of Sussex
1996 – 1997, 2 year Yoga Teacher Training course led by Mary Stewart and Sophy Hoare
2005, completed British Wheel of Yoga accreditation
2011: completed the London Yoga Teacher Training Group (LYTTG) ‘Assistant Teacher Training Programme’, Levels 1 and 2.
I am a member of the Association of Independent Yoga Practitioners (AIYP); I am also a British Wheel of Yoga Teacher Member and I am insured through them.