QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

I am a Somatics Exercise Coach and certified Yoga Academy teacher, accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) and Yoga Alliance. I have been practicing yoga since the late 1990s. Over the years, I have explored many different styles of yoga (Ashtanga, Sivananda, Iyengar, Scaravelli etc), many of which have inspired my teaching.  I firmly believe that yoga and Somatics are a fantastic tool for our health and wellbeing. It is about resetting ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally to become whole as one.

Yoga Qualification & Training

  • 2019 Somatics Revisited, A Biomechanical Approach - Tanya Fitzpatrick, Align Somatics (5 days, London, UK)

  • 2018 Somatics Exercise Coach - Lisa Petersen, Living Yoga (10 days in 4 modules, Dublin, Ireland)

  • 2017 8-Week MBSR Mindfulness - B. Macdonald (Kent, UK)

  • 2017 Yoga Teacher Training - Simon Low and Eija Tervonen, The Yoga Academy (2-yr course, Kent, UK)

  • 2005 British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course - Antonia Boyle (1 year, Kent, UK)

  • 2002 ITEC Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology & Body Massage (London, UK)

Current First Aid Certificate, DBS Checked and Insured

I continuously attend workshops and courses to keep myself updated and delve deeper into the practice. Learning is beautiful and to quote Michelangelo at age 87, “I am still learning”.  I believe it is a constant process of discovery. It is about self -development and growth and as a teacher, I love to share it all with my students to support them in their practice and in life.

Recently attended CPD Workshops

  • 2020 Mini Yoga Immersion: Myofascia & the Nervous System - Gary Carter & C Annis (3 half-days online)

  • 2020 Unlocking the Power of the Vagus Nerve - C. Annis (3hrs online)

  • 2020 Centering: Turning inwards to expand outwards - Donna Farhi (2hrs online)

  • 2020 Change perspective, Transform Practice - Marc Acquaviva, Scaravelli style (1 day online)

  • 2019 Somatics: Neck, Shoulder, Jaw Release - Tanya Fitzpatrick (1 day, London, UK)

  • 2017 Yoga for Stress - Lin Cradock, Maidstone Iyengar Centre (1 day, Kent, UK)

  • 2017 Spine Integration & Alignment - Donna Fahri/Lisa Petersen (5 day Workshop, Madrid, Spain)

  • 2016 Pranayama, Breath Awareness - Gill Lloyd (1 day Workshop, Kent, UK) 

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