I am a 200-hour Yoga Alliance accredited vinyasa yoga teacher based in Earlsfield, South London. I am also a qualified pre and post-natal yoga teacher.
I mainly teach a fluid flowing style of Vinyasa yoga suitable for beginners as well as those looking for a challenge.
As well as an avid yogi, I love dancing, running and just about anything that keeps me moving. Barre classes, aerial hoop and silks, I love anything that challenges my body in new ways.
My yoga practice complements and supports me in all this activities as well as providing welcome respite from hours sat at my desk trying to hit various deadlines in my other job as a freelance journalist.
My Yoga Style:
I teach a fairly dynamic practice – meaning I like to get people moving! It isn’t mindless or overly fast movement where you just throw your body around the mat – rather it is focused strong movement with an awareness of the muscles you are using.
I believe that the more we all just get moving – the better. Movement will aid flexibility, strength and mobility.
I see my style as strong, sometimes challenging, but not conducted at top speed.
I adapt my classes to all levels and currently teach quite a few beginner level students. I still hold true to the idea that fluid movement is a great way to gain mobility and flexibility – but I do offer newbies a slower flow with varying options on postures depending on level and experience.
My Hot Yoga classes at Fitness Space are conducted in a warm heated room. You will sweat – but you won’t be drowning in it! The heat certainly does require you to work with an increased sense of focus! During winter, it is the ideal place to warm up!
My class is based on vinyasa flow – so it is still relatively fluid while being mindful we are doing this in heat – so we definitely take it a little slower. The class is open to all levels. Contact the studio directly to book.
My weekly Wimbledon class at William Morris House is a small group where we have the opportunity to break down postures with more detail and play around without feeling potentially as self-conscious or worried as you might be in bigger classes.
The overriding aim of this class is to make yoga accessible to all – as well as build up a friendly community of yogis who like stretching and breathing as much as they like having a coffee and cake post-class! Email me to book on email@example.com
My Yoga for Athletes class held on Sundays at UN1T in London Bridge is targeting those people who love to work out hard in their workouts. It is designed for people who can’t get enough of HIIT style classes, weight-lifting or running but perhaps neglect to stretch and work on their mobility. It helps counter all that high intensity energy with an invitation to slow down, breath and restore.
Through a mixture of dynamic movement and some longer holds, we mobilise and stretch key muscles that are often overworked after too many squats or burpees. Shoulders, hamstrings and hips are some of the key areas targeted. As well as providing a chance for a relaxing stretch for tired muscles, the class also aims to work with athletes’ mindset – helping them pay close attention to the fine-tuning of their body.
Creating a greater sense of body awareness – rather than always pushing through pain – can (hopefully!) minimise the risk of injury as well as help the athlete identify areas of strength and areas that need a little more attention. Email Un1t directly for more information and purchase classes via their website.
Qualifications and Career Professional Development
- 200-Hour Teacher Training in Ubud, Bali 2015 – Shades of Yoga
- 50-hour Post-Graduate Diploma in London, February 2017 – Sunday School Yoga
- 85-Hour Pregnancy and Post-Natal Yoga – July 2018 – Sally Parkes Yoga
I am a registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals.