Certified Ashtanga & Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher
I grew up in the UK and left home when I was sixteen years old to attend the Northern Ballet School in Manchester. After extensive classical training I graduated and danced professionally for a number of years before becoming a full time teacher for the Royal Academy of Dance. I have three decades of teaching experience traveling extensively worldwide. My adventures have taken me all over the planet, where I have trained with leading teachers and masters in different forms of dance, yoga, martial arts, Nia, meditation, holistic healing, somatic movement and dance movement therapy.
I am a certified Yoga Alliance RYS 200h Ashtanga & Vinyasa Flow teacher and my dance background influences my practise. I was trained by Yogacharya Lalit Kumar in India. The yoga lineage is from the Himalayan tradition of the great Swamis. I am also a certified Nia Black Belt teacher and I have worked closely with 'Champneys UK' and the award winning 'Kamalaya Wellness Resort & Sanctuary' in Thailand as an International Visiting Practitioner.
Since 2009 I have hosted multiple wellness retreats incorporating yoga and dance movement therapy, throughout Europe and Asia for groups and individuals. I was a Faculty Teacher at 'Evolution' - Asia largest Yoga Conference in 2011 & 2013. From 2014-2018 my husband David and I owned and operated our own Wellness Retreat business in Ibiza, attracting international clientele. Whilst living in Hong Kong, alongside teaching I created a boutique online yoga/ dance wear clothing label called 'Aura' which I designed, owned and produced in Bali, distributing worldwide.
After spending a few years back in the UK after our time in Ibiza, David and I relocated to rural SW France in late 2020. We fell in love with an old neglected Mill/ House with land in dept 87, just outside of Rochechouart. We are currently renovating and setting up a market-garden and learning centre for Micro-Greens, No-Dig & Permaculture Design. I am in the process of learning french but please note all my offerings are currently taught in english.
Through these life experiences I have embodied many techniques and learnt many lessons which have all helped me to align with my strengths and to not be afraid to embrace my vulnerabilities. By better understanding my relationship to my body it has supported me in moving towards more balance in my life. Movement is my ultimate passion, my direct route to truth, source and fulfilment.
I am grateful you have found my website and I look forward to sharing a wellness experience with you soon.