I was fascinated with yoga as a child – leafing through my Mum’s copy of ‘The Light on Yoga’ I used to try & copy the photos. I attended classes as a student and carried on irregularly whilst living in London and Penang. On moving to Bali I found a teacher who made it all click… Olop’s classes had me hooked – the increased strength, flexibility and that lovely floaty feeling after I left class…. We lived there 9 years – I am now based in the UK -prior to COVID I was back and forth to Bali regularly.
I decided to train to teach – I wanted to share one of my passions and loved that my children had practised Yoga in school on Bali. On completing my teacher training I trained with Teen-yoga & Mindfulness and now mainly focus on providing yoga and mindfulness sessions to young people. I strongly believe today’s youth find benefits in yoga for both calming, fitness and postural reasons – never before has life been so busy and this generation are the first to spend so much of their lives bent over a screen of some size and form. Yoga helps prevent injuries in other sports. I enjoy being with young people…and that is why I set up Yoga4Teenagers I run ADULT yoga sessions in my own private Shala overlooking fields in Gerrards Cross; we stretch, we strengthen, we have fun…
I have studied Anatomy & Physiology, Thai Massage at The Nerve Touch Centre in Chiang Mai, Thailand, am trained in Indian Head Massage and hold Reiki 1 and Quantum Touch1. I continue my yoga studies wherever I am and have been lucky to have some wonderful teachers in various types of yoga.
I am certified to run Mindfulness sessions for Teenagers and am also certified to run sessions for youths with behavioural challenges.
My other passion is swimming I teach and have swum all of my life – I love the combination of yoga and swimming – both in symetry; both a moving meditation and discipline for life; both creating strength.
I am registered as a Level 3 Yoga Teacher with the Register of Exercise Professionals REPS ensuring that my First Aid, insurance and CPD/IST are up to date. I am also a registered RYT 200 teacher with Yoga Alliance UK. This accreditation demonstrates excellent standards as set by Yoga Alliance. I teach in Bucks, Berks and Herts.