I’ve been teaching yoga since 1992.
I started teaching antenatal and postnatal yoga classes in 1991, having trained for two years at the Active Birth Centre with Janet Balaskas, Lolly Stirk and Yvonne Moore.
In 1997 I completed a further two-year yoga teacher training course with Mary Stewart and Sophy Hoare, which was accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga.
I have been teaching yoga ever since, running weekly classes, day workshops and occasionally yoga weekends.
I’ve taught in a wide range of settings, offering classes for people with learning disabilities, young children, teenagers, pregnant and postnatal mothers, and older people. I’m interested in making yoga accessible to all, and have witnessed many times the benefits of this practice for people with special needs.
I’ve taught yoga in schools, day centres, colleges, hospital, adult education, in work places and in private homes. Over the years I have enjoyed mentoring and supporting teacher trainees on the London Yoga Teacher Training Course, which was founded by Chloe Fremantle in 2004 and is accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga.
Aside from yoga teaching I’ve also worked for Camden Mencap, London Cycling Campaign, Oxford University, Oxford Carers Centre, and City of Oxford Further Education College.
From 2007 to 2010 I worked for the Prison Phoenix Trust, a charity which supports people in prisons through yoga and meditation. I am now a Trustee for the charity.
I am indebted to my teachers, in particular Mary Stewart, Dominique Moorsom and Chloe Fremantle; and more recently to Neville Dowley, under whose guidance I’m learning more about pranayama and meditation. I’m grateful to all my students, past and present, from whom I have learned so much.