Central to my approach to teaching is an acceptance of where each student is with their own practice so that they move and breath sensitively and without struggle. My teaching emphasises attentiveness, kindness, and being open to the experience of sensing oneself through movement – this can create an environment for positive change – so that ultimately life can be lived with ease.
I am a British Wheel of Yoga Teacher Member and I am insured to teach through them. I am also a Feldenkrais practitioner and member of the Feldenkrais Guild UK. As such I teach yoga classes, Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons and Yoga and Feldenkrais workshops. I also give 1:1 Functional Integration lessons.
From a Yoga perspective I am influenced by my own Yoga teachers (Mary Stewart, Monica Voss, Chloe Fremantle, Peter Blackaby, amongst others) and by the experience of teaching my students.
All of the above informs my understanding, as do the principles of Mindfulness Meditation, a practice that I first began to explore in 2014.
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 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 and I am Co-Director of the British Wheel of Yoga accredited London Yoga Teacher Training Course .
2020: completed the London Feldenkrais four year training; registered with the Feldenkrais Guild UK as a Feldenkrais practitioner
2011: completed the London Yoga Teacher Training Group (LYTTG) ‘Assistant Teacher Training Programme’, Levels 1 and 2.
2005, completed British Wheel of Yoga accreditation
1996 – 1997, 2 year Yoga Teacher Training course led by Mary Stewart and Sophy Hoare
1993 1994, MA Communication in Computing
1988 – 1991, BA English Literature, University of Sussex