I began practising yoga in 2000, initially yoga was a form of exercise and weight loss. This all changed during a particularly difficult time in my life, which sparked a deeper and more meaningful relationship with yoga.
Yoga philosophy has changed the way I view situations and events, creating more peace and ease in my life. I found that as my body became stronger and more flexible, so did my mind! I make time for both movement & rest - I feel more balanced and happier for it!
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. "
I signed up for the BWY foundation in yoga course in 2012, simply to do something for myself that was not work related. I have worked in the NHS for over 20 years as a mental health nurse.
I went on to study with Christopher Gladwell and Sarah Harlow and completed a 500 hour advanced yoga teacher training course at Yogasara Academy in Bristol. This course took me deeper into my practice and knowledge of yoga. I began to realise that yoga is not just making shapes on mats, it is about having a greater ability to deal with the ups and downs of life. Yoga has helped me to be less stressed, to worry less, to sleep better and to have more energy. Yoga has so much potential for our physical, emotional & mental wellbeing.
I am currently undertaking a 500 hour Yoga Therapy training with Heather Mason at the Minded Institute in London. This course has a focus on mental health issues - Heather's vision to is to take Yoga into the NHS as a form of treatment. I am excited to be a part of this & looking forward to graduating in Feburary 2019.
I am a qualified yoga Nidra teacher, a practice that encourages deep relaxation, creativity and healing. It can help with a range of health problems e.g. pain management, sleep difficulties, low mood, anxiety, low energy and stress.
I have trained with Charlotte Watts in Stress & Burnout - I continue to be inspired by her knowledge & wisdom in managing stress.
I will complete my Yoga Therapy Training in 2019.