I teach a form of yoga influenced by various schools of Hatha yoga (Vinyasa Flow, Jivamukti, Anusara, Ashtanga and others), enriched by many wonderful teachers, and flavoured by my background in Contemporary Dance.
Linking movement to breath is a key element of my classes. As the flow of the breath reflects our state of mind, I believe that we can in turn affect our state of mind by noticing, shaping and directing our breath.
I aim to help students find a sense of centering and grounding, as well as expand their movement range and vocabulary.
Depending on the needs of the students, the flow may be slow and steady, or more fast paced. Healthy alignment is paramount in any class I teach, as the physical body becomes a gateway to turning inwards.
I would like my students to discover that in essence yoga is a journey towards more balance within - not only within the body but, crucially, the mind and the heart too.
I am hoping that my classes will support students in this discovery, and that the practice will equip them with tools for dealing with challenging situations on and importantly beyond the mat, ultimately finding more bliss.
All classes are Open Level unless otherwise stated, and are generally aimed at students with some previous experience of yoga or Pilates. However, keen beginners are very welcome as are students with an established practice. Emphasis is placed on working just within your own comfortable edge at all times, with options, modifications and guidance offered.