I’m passionate about people connecting better with their bodies. By tapping into greater physical, creative, spiritual potential through a yoga practice that is curious, open.
Much of my life has been spent training in the creative body. Diverse years studying movement, performance, opera and visual arts furthering my fascination with the body’s ability to creatively express, and yoga being elemental in that journey since I emerged jelly - kneed from an Iyengar class in my teens.
My practice and teaching incorporates flowing movement, philosophical teachings & playful proprioception work, combining my studies in anatomy and experience curating contemporary sacred space. As a grubby child with adventurous parents who loved to travel I became and continue to be much inspired by nature, how the elements weave their ways through our bodies and practice enlivens our awareness of them. I'm interested in how this enriches our connection to the world around us.
I love to chant! These often colour my classes, more modern Kirtan inspired ones and traditional Vedic ones too, regular students know the fun we have shedding our need to sing them tunefully.
Yoga for me is the coming together of creative spirit, strong body and open mind, to feel fully alive.
As well as public & one to one classes, I love teaching internationally at festivals & working within my local Bristol community to bring yoga and arts practices to more isolated groups. In essence, the root of my desire to teach is to build community through holistic practice so I often run wellbeing projects in schools, and work in the mountains in Bulgaria once a year curating a wellbeing space called Mesa at Meadows. Running workshops and retreats across the UK with my teacher and friend Steve Taylor alongside that. A Level 3 Qualified Ayurvedic Massage Therapist and Embodied Mama pregnancy yoga teacher
Ever grateful to my teachers, over the years I've studied Hatha Yoga with Gaurav Malik & Kate Osman, Forrest Yoga with Guardian Jambo Truong and Vinyasa with Suzanne Lahusen & Graham Burns. I learnt much from the Qigong teachings of wonderful Mimi Kuo Deemer, Anusara with Bridget Woods Kramer during my time living in London, and gathered Non-Dual Tantra wisdom from studies with Christopher Hareesh Wallis too. Presently I count my main teachers as the beautiful Paula Andreewitch, and writings of TKV Desikachar.
Oceans of gratitude too for the writings of Anodea Judith, Patti Smith, Lao Tzu and many more that have brought colour to grey nights.