My style and approach to teaching yoga
My yoga style is rooted in a traditional Hatha approach, incorporating Buddhist mindfulness, yin yoga principles as well as creative and intuitive movements. My classes are taught partly in a creative, flowing style, partly holding postures, leaving space for students to work as deep or gentle as they need to. Pranayama and meditation practices are part of each class and the breath guiding each movement.
My experience and training so far
I’ve been practicing Yoga for almost 25 years and have practiced and studied with a variety of teachers. Special thanks and gratitude to the teachings of Simon Low, who has laid the foundation of my practice and the teaching and guidance of Swami Pragyamurti and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, whose wisdom and clarity have been an inspiration. I’m a qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher and pregnancy yoga teacher and have been teaching for 10 years. I’ve completed further training in teaching Yoga Nidra with the Bihar School of Yoga & Satyananda Yoga Centres and in teaching Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs (YHLB). I’ve recently completed a Well Woman / Womb Yoga Therapy Teacher Training in October 2015. I currently teach these therapeutic and enlivening yoga practices, supporting all experiences of femininity from fertility issues to menopausal symptoms on a 1:1 basis.
The special quality I bring to Whitespace
Plenty of life experience and a deep enthusiasm for yoga and teaching! Also, having my share of aches and pains and having never been super flexible, a good understanding and empathy for those students who find the physical side of yoga a bit challenging at times.
My favourite thing about working at Whitespace
Having a chat with the lovely, friendly and helpful staff at reception when I come in! The peaceful atmosphere and communal spirit of the place and the lovely students!
What’s your favourite pose and why?
Every pose that I can truly embody without being distracted becomes my favorite pose!
The biggest thing Yoga has taught you?
Everything is sacred! Postures are only a small part on the yogic path of finding truth, happiness & freedom. And it’s never too late to start practicing Yoga.