me and yoga
I BY MISTAKE ended up on a yoga mat while at university in Canada in 2011. I couldn't touch my knees, more than one second in a Downward Dog made my shoulders scream and I couldn't have told you the difference between a Warrior 1 and a Warrior 3 if you'd paid me. BUT, straight away, I was hooked right in.
When you're first building a yoga practice, you have no choice but to be very IN your body and without even realising it at first - you come OUT of your mind; less caught up in the noise of all that stuff that whizzes around our busy busy brains all day long. What joy to find a bit of stillness, a little bit of quiet!
I continued to practise in Canada and then in Edinburgh, and pretty soon after landing in London, I decided I wanted to teach this yoga, as well as learn it. Since I qualified with YogaLondon in 2015, I have been teaching full time in sitting rooms, Sky Gardens and studios all over London... every week is a little different to the last one in terms of where I am and who I meet but it seems to me that where there is yoga, there is good vibes and good eggs.
It feels like a great gift to be both teaching and learning every single day - and I have been lucky to practise with many amazing friends and teachers in many beautiful parts of the world. From Canada to Edinburgh to Kerala and now here in London - the PEOPlE that yoga has brought into my world are LIGHT in human form and I feel big gratitude to all my teachers both on and off the mat, for the big lessons and the little lessons.
I teach a strong and steady style of Vinyasa Flow yoga, where the emphasis is firstly on finding a full breath, and secondly on letting that breath take you into the shapes that feel good in your body on this day. The more I learn and the more I teach, the more interested I become in the moments between the moments; of course landing in certain postures and holding that position is one thing (and a fun thing) - but what about the transitions from this steadiness, to the next steadiness? What about the bits in between?
Come and choose a steady breath, build a steady body, and find a steady mind on the mat some time! Below are my regular classes around London - hopefully one is ISH in your neck of the woods....
*0645 - 0745: Flow 1 @ Union Station Yoga (Clapham Junction)
0830 - 0930: Dynamic Vinyasa @ Yogarise (Peckham)
1000 - 1130: Vinyasa Level 2/3 @ Yotopia (Covent Garden)
0700 - 0800: Dynamic Vinyasa @ Yogarise (Peckham)
1045 - 1200: Yin Yang @ Yotopia (Covent Garden)
Private and Corporate Yoga
All you need for yoga is a body, some breath, and some space to roll out a yoga mat. Wherever you are - at home or at work, I have a bike and a backpack and will pedal some yoga right over to you.
Private yoga classes at home mean you can ask the questions you need to; for beginners looking to really get to grips with which foot goes where, or for more experienced yogis looking to go a little deeper - one-to-one or small group classes can be a great way to build your practice in a way that works for you.
I love teaching yoga at offices - it is so much fun for EVERYONE. We just need an empty boardroom and a lunch break, and we're good to go!
For more information on one-to-one or work place yoga, please email with your requirements.
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building on the basics - a vinyasa workshop - feb 2018
On 10th February I will be leading a 2 hour workshop at the cute and cool studio Yogarise, in Peckham.
From 2-4pm we will explore the bits that come after the basics of a vinyasa practice. So often in a studio class various options or 'add on' poses are offered but things are moving quickly and it can feel confusing or daunting to try something you aren't quite sure about. Alas! - yoga is ONLY about trying things you aren't quite sure about! So join me, where we will have more time to properly understand what's going on in those variations, and more time to work out how it goes on in your body.
Any questions please send me an e, and book through Yogarise website.
TUSCAN Retreat - april 2018
From 14th - 21st April 2018 I'm heading to Tuscany with fellow London-based teacher Annie Rice for a real retreat experience. We are staying in a beautiful Italian farm house in the Tuscan hills - expect big skies, big forests and lots of space to EXHALE.
We will practice yoga and meditation daily (both Annie and I will be teaching a combination of dynamic yoga to heat us up, and restorative yoga to ground us down), we will eat good vegetarian food, we will have good chats, and there will also be many opportunities to feel still and be quiet. We hope this week will really and truly offer an escape from the hustle and bustle race around that our lives can become without us even realising it.
For all information, please see the online event by clicking here and with any questions AT ALL, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To plan private or corporate classes, please complete form below and I'll be back to you ASAP with more details. In fact if you have ANY questions - even if it's just which yoga mat to buy, send me an e....