I am a 200-hour Yoga Alliance accredited yoga teacher based in Earlsfield, South London. I like to 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, British Military Fitness and just about anything that keeps me moving. In fact, my latest project is aerial hoop classes which is providing an outlet for my dreams of running away to the circus!
My yoga practice helps support and underpin all these interests as well as being a tool to help ease the general anxieties of daily life. I also work as a freelance journalist.
My Yoga Style:
I teach a fairly dynamic practice – meaning I like to get people moving! It isn’t mindless movement where you just throw your body around the mat – rather it is focused 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 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 warm temperature may help you gain a little more flexibility and 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 in Belgrave Hall is a small group where we have the opportunity to break down postures with more detail. I offer themed-classes – with topics varying from the more physical – such as hip-openers and backbends – to sometimes weaving in more philosophical concepts or mindfulness practices. 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.
My Yoga for Athletes class is targeting those people who love to work out hard. 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. Through a mixture of dynamic movement and some longer holds, we open and release 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 the studio directly.
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
Workshops (that qualify for CPDs under Yoga Alliance):
2 x 3-hour workshops (Precision & Subtlety in Practice) with Anna Ashby at Triyoga Chelsea, 2016.
I am a registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals.