I teach Hatha Yoga which means there are stretching, posture work (Asana) and ﬂowing sequences (Vinyasa) to strengthen, tone the body and improve ﬂexibility. There is a strong emphasis on mindful breath work (Pranayama) to aid relaxation and very importantly reduce stress and tension physically, mentally and emotionally. Student well-being is always at the heart of my teaching practice. At the end of the class students are given the opportunity to relax. Relaxation is just as important as the more active components of the class as it gives the students time to absorb and integrate the beneﬁts of the Yoga practice balancing the mind and body inducing calmness and peace.
I am accredited as a Yoga Teacher with the Traditional Yoga Association and the Independent Yoga Network. The Traditional Yoga Association was founded by Swami Ambikananda in 1995 to continue the traditional teachings of Yoga that she was taught in Rishikesh, India.
I have also studied with the British Wheel Of Yoga to teach Yoga to children and young people, which I completed in March 2017. I hold an enhanced DBS certiﬁcate (with update service) and paediatric first aid certificate.
I have many years experience as a qualified chid care practitioner (NVQ3 Childcare & Education) working in family, pre-school and nursery settings. I have worked as a teaching assistant in schools and provided support for children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs. I am now able to bring together my passion for working with children with my passion for teaching Yoga.
I ﬁrmly believe that Hatha Yoga should be accessible to everyone whatever their age or ability, including children and young people from age 2½.