I'm a creative and curious soul from a fairly
regular working non-academic background.
I once stumbled upon a hidden treasure at a
local gym—a yoga class that captured my
attention. The practice provided a sanctuary
of calm, peace, and focus for my usually scattered
mind, while also strengthening my body and alleviating
aches and pains.
my body isn't naturally flexible or acrobatic,
I embarked on my yoga journey after years of
working as a postman and graphic designer. My
body reflected my regular working life, which
I think has helped my teaching in classes all
the more relatable.
2015, I ventured to Kerala, South India, to
delve deeper into the practice. Immersed in
an Ashram, I completed my first transformative
teacher training course and realized that yoga
was destined to become a significant part of
by a genuine desire to share the benefits of
yoga with others, I began teaching part-time
while continuously expanding my knowledge. In
2017, after a decade at Royal Mail, I took the
leap and became a full-time self-employed yoga
TEACHING, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
June 2018, I obtained certification as a Somatic
Exercise Coach under the guidance of Lisa
Petersen at Living Yoga. This particular
path of exploration revolutionized my personal
practice and teaching approach, emphasizing
the importance of self-empowerment through yoga.
over eight years, I have led yoga asana classes
with pranayama and mindful movement in Manchester,
accumulating over 3000 hours of teaching experience.
I have conducted classes in diverse settings,
including leisure centers, community centers,
inner-city schools, colleges, universities,
private offices, and online via Zoom. Thriving
in the bustling environment of leisure centers,
my adaptability and creative flair have been
invaluable. I strive to foster a non-competitive,
serene, and lighthearted atmosphere in my popular
classes, blending the energy of group practice
with individual focus. By encouraging mindful
movement and offering moments for introspection,
I aim to facilitate a peaceful practice that
allows participants to carry a sense of well-being
throughout their day.
an advocate for personal growth, I actively
participate in workshops and further training.
Here are some of my most recent endeavors:
Inspiring Yoga Teacher: A Blueprint for Teacher
- Student Transformation 8 wks Lisa
Somatic Exercise Coach as Assistant 75hrs Lisa
500hr Yoga Teacher Training (2022)
Befriending the Breath, Space and Gravity Immersion
Series (2022) Lisa
Somatic Immersion Series (2022) Lisa
Livestream Class Series (2022) Donna
Somatic Immersion Series (2021) Lisa
Yoga with Adelene
Laban / Barteneiff fundamentals with Alexandra
Body Mind Centering with the STEM/Embody-Move
teachers and Bonnie
and before lockdown in person:
Intelligent Yoga: A CPD weekend with Peter
Blackaby (March 2020)
The Embryology of Communication: Cells, Blood
and Fluid Movements with Amy
Matthews (Nov 2019)
Somatics CPD: Pelvis, pelvic floor, psoas, sacrum
and jaw theme Lisa
Petersen. (Sept 2019).
Coming Back to the Senses with Donna
Farhi (June 2019)
Gentle is the New Advanced with J
Brown at Triyoga, London. (Jan 2019)
Breath Centered Yoga with Leslie
Kaminoff at Triyoga, London. (June 2018)
Moving from Centre with Gaby Porter.
Somatic Movement Education with Lisa
Petersen, Gaby Porter & Maggie Peasewood.
Embodied Yoga with Amanda
Yoga with Christine
Core stability CPD with GLL and Kirtan.
Yoga Teacher Training 200hr Alliance RYS Sivananda
Yoga Vedanta Centre. (Jan 2015)
I regularly attend Bhakti yoga sessions because
I love the music and I often go to a classes
in person and more recently on-line which inspires
and informs my own practice.
With a background in graphic design, the arts,
and occupational therapy, there’s a lot
stuff I can also bring to the table!