I began to practise yoga in India in 1991 and completed my Teacher Training with the British Wheel of Yoga in 1999. I’ve continued to train and participate in retreats with highly respected yoga and meditation teachers as well as learn from osteopaths, physiotherapists and practitioners of other disciplines. My teaching is rooted in a consistent personal practice and evolves with new interests and insights.
For the past 22 years, I’ve regularly taught mainstream classes, individual sessions and classes for people with limited mobility, long-term illness, mental health difficulties and learning disabilities as well as carers, children, professional dancers and actors. Between 2001 and 2014 I delivered a range of yoga and healthy living courses for Lancashire Adult Learning. I taught for several years at Lancaster University and Ludus Dance. I regularly co-led yoga and meditation retreats at Dhanakosa Buddhist retreat centre in Scotland and yoga weekends at Samye Ling Tibetan monastery. For several years, I jointly organised the Yoga Space at Buddhafield Festival in Somerset. Currently, I teach yoga to health professionals of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and to clients of Cancercare, Slynedales as well as private classes and individual sessions. Since 2012, I have been training in Rosen Method Bodywork and I now offer Rosen sessions in Lancaster and Didsbury, at Buddhafield festival and other events.
In my yoga practice and teaching, I’m most interested in the simple things – moving, breathing, being – remembering who we really are and all the resources we have available, whatever is going on in our life. As well as I can, I support each person to discover ways to practise yoga that are enjoyable, helpful and appropriate to their individual needs and capabilities.
It’s not important whether or not we can stand on our head or even touch our toes. What matters is how we practise, how present we are.