I started to practise yoga in 2008, when I decided that I would book into a class out of curiosity. I had never been a gym bunny and the only time I ran was if a ball was coming towards me during PE at school.
That class changed my whole view of what exercise can be. I had always understood that keeping fit was about competitiveness and fast paced actions. I found that through careful breath awareness and purposeful movement I could build strength, flexibility, body awareness and stamina. One of the most remarkable changes was that, over time, my asthma inhaler became redundant.
I became aware that, after attending a class, I felt a sense of calm. I realised that the only thing I had thought about for the last hour was my breath and movement. I began to understand why yoga is sometimes described as a moving meditation.
I have never looked back from that first class and I trained as a yoga teacher so I can share the gift of yoga with anyone else who is curious.
In recent years, yoga has helped me avoid the need for spinal surgery when I had a herniated disc in my spine.
I have taught for many years on Camyoga's Level 3 Award in the Foundations of Yoga, Camyoga Yoga Teaching Diploma (200hrs) and Level 4 500hrs. I am also a Founding Director of Your Yoga Training which delivers Teacher Training and CPD for yoga teachers.
Yoga Alliance Designations
Qualifications and Trainings
2023 - TMO Certified Meditation Teacher Diploma
2021 - Advanced Diploma in Teaching Yoga (300hrs), Yoga Alliance. Camyoga
2021 - Trauma Informed Yoga Nidra Facilitation. Barefoot Body Training
2019 - Appointed Person Emergency First Aid Certificate. Red Cross
2016 - Yoga Teaching Diploma (200hrs), Yoga Alliance. Camyoga
2011 - Qualified Teacher Status, GTP 80:20. The Cambridgeshire Partnership
2005 - Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Post compulsory). University of Northampton
2000 - M.Sc. Applied Psychology. The University of Liverpool
1998 - B.A.(Hons) English and Psychology, 2;2. The University of Liverpool