About me

Yoga has been an essential part of my life for coming up to 30 years and I think everyone should have the opportunity to try it — at least once in their lives. You are all bound to get hooked sooner or later.

It can take a while to find the yoga style that feels right. I have explored and experimented – a lot. I was introduced to Iyengar yoga by a friend at college, gravitating to Ashtanga after several years of slow, methodical alignment refinement, and immediately felt at home — I loved how Ashtanga was hard work, dynamic yet meditative all at once, with such a strong focus on working with the breath and feeling part of an ancient tradition. I have explored different styles along the way, from dynamic and slow flows, Shadow, Anusara, Acro and Aerial to restorative, and the fascia-plumping somatic movement of Tias Little, Bo Forbes and Donna Farhi. I weave elements of them all into my teaching to create fluid, soulful but playful classes, inviting students to practice with a sense of curiosity, and encouraging individuals no matter what their level, age, body shape, or state of mind. My busy, flighty mind has been greatly helped by a consistent meditation practice and I love to share the practice and benefits with my students. I have taught across London continuously for a decade and am a BWY and Yoga Alliance (E500 hr) accredited teacher, and SUP yoga teacher.

I am continually evolving my practice and experiences, bringing my students along for the ride. I trained with the BWY and YogaCampus, and completed an advanced Rasa teacher training with the magical Sianna Sherman, which I feel added another layer of richness and flavour to my practice and my teaching, through her love of mythology and mantras. I love threading ancient wisdoms of yoga philosophy into the asana flow, tied into everyday experience and since I've always 'talked with my hands', I am naturally drawn to mudras — and encourage my students through gentle and thoughtful hands-on assists, to those who like them
I have trained with Tias and Surya Little for many years on movement patterns for healthy fascia (body tissues) injury prevention and somatic awareness and I am a qualified SATYA (Somatic Awareness Training for Yoga) teacher. It has therapeutic applications, relaxing the nervous system and teasing out issues in the tissues, as well as prepping the body, allowing people to deepen their experience and comfortof yoga poses.

Above all, I want my students to find joy in their practice – wherever they are, which hopefully will rub off into their lives.

I teach Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Slow flow, restorative yoga, yin, meditation and pranayama as well as yoga for special populations: pregnancy yoga, yoga for mums & babes, parents and toddlers, family yoga, children and teens - including in local secondary schools.  

My love of yoga is matched by my love of swimming and water – luckily I can combine the two in SUP yoga – yoga on a paddle board. I love the way that SUP yoga truly encourages a beginner's mindset. It's humbling, as even the most experienced yogi has to start again, facing different water conditions to rediscover a sense of balance and almost start afresh each time they step on a board, which is how it should be in yoga all the time.

My practice and my teaching are influenced by many wonderful instructors and yoga traditions and I hope to pass on that enthusiasm and inspiration to my own students.
When not encouraging people to improve their breathing, mindset or experiment with their asanas, I can be found writing and researching odd topics for children’s books, mags and digital books and increasingly on yoga (online and print). I am a veggie, with a fondness for dark chocolate and good coffee ;)