After discovering a gem of a class at a local
gym and practicing for a couple of years, I
liked the sense of calm, peace and focus yoga
gave my very distractible mind. I also enjoyed
less aches and pains as a result of my body
becoming steadier and stronger.
I travelled to Kerala, India to study at the
Yoga Vedanta Centre. (200hr Yoga Alliance
RYS Jan 2015). I enjoyed the course, loved life
in the Ashram and knew yoga was going to be
a big part of my life.
With a genuine desire to help others share in
the benefits of regular yoga practice I began
to teach and continued to learn.
I qualified (June 2018) as a Somatic Exercise
Coach having trained with Lisa
Petersen @ Living
yoga. This line of enquiry really changed
my teaching practice and approach. I find it
intellectually stimulating and I like how it
is teaching others to help themselves.
have now lead yoga asana classes with pranayama
and more mindful movement in Manchester for
the last 4 years and have gained over 600 hours
of teaching experience at my classes at leisure
centres, community centres, an inner city school,
college and university, private offices and
covering at Bodywise in Manchester Buddhist
In the busy leisure centre environment my creativity
and ability to adapt and change has proved essential.
In these popular fully rounded classes I like
to create a non-competitive, peaceful, light-hearted,
atmosphere combining the energy of group practice
with individual focus. I try to allow time for
people to absorb what they do, move more mindfully
and encourage a peaceful practice hopefully
able to continue their day with a sense of well-being.
Believing in continuing personal development
I continue to attend workshops.
Most recently, Gentle is the New Advanced with
at Triyoga, London. (Jan 2019)
Breath Centred Yoga with Leslie
Kaminoff at Triyoga, London. (June 2018)
Moving from Centre with Gaby Porter.
Somatic Movement Education with Lisa
Petersen, Gaby Porter & Maggie Peasewood.
Embodied Yoga with Amanda
Latchmore, Yoga with Christine
Howitt, core stability and Kirtan.
I regularly attend Bhakti yoga sessions and
I go to a myriad of styles of Yoga on offer
in Manchester which inspires and informs my
With a background in graphic design, the arts,
and occupational therapy, there’s a lot
stuff I can also bring to the table!