I’ve always loved movement. From a very young age I would make up dance routines to my favourite songs, and as a teenager I joined a physical theatre group. I was also very focused academically, and aged 18 I moved to London to start a maths degree at King’s College London.
Once in London, I became even more interested in movement, discovering Capoeira and Salsa, and I left King’s in favour of a dance course at Lewisham College. I loved my time at Lewisham, but realised that formal, technical dancing wasn’t for me. Plus, I was terrible at Ballet!
Aged 20 I moved to Bath to study Sport & Exercise Science, and it was here I fell in love with Yoga. I started doing regular classes with Krissy Alsop, and after a couple of years I decided I wanted to learn more and become a teacher. That’s when I discovered Angela Roberts and Simona Hernandez at Yoga Bodhi. I enrolled on the Yoga Bodhi Teacher Training Course, and in September 2015 I qualified as a Yoga teacher.
Since then I’ve been lucky to teach regularly. I’m always learning, improving, and being inspired by different teachers. In January 2017 I travelled to a Yoga school in India to learn classical Hatha Yoga from Santhosh Kasi. The trip was unforgettable, and Santhosh shared so much knowledge and wisdom on both Yoga and Indian philosophy.
Aside from Yoga, I'm a competitive weightlifter. I've been weightlifting since 2014 and currently ranked third in Britain. I train in the gym at the University of Bath four or five days a week. It's really good fun… honest!!
The best description of my Yoga is Hatha Flow, but I don’t follow any one discipline, rather taking inspiration from many teachers and styles.
My classes follow a theme which can be physical, like working on handstand, or philosophical, like the Yoga Sutras or Patience. Yoga can be strong or gentle, but at the heart of my sequencing I hope to make people more comfortable in their bodies. I bring in sports science knowledge, physiotherapy exercises to help with common aches and pains, and even Pilates to help with core and pelvis stability. My classes always include breath work (pranayama), movement (asana) and meditation (dhyana).