I have been practicing yoga since 2000 though I studied philosophy religion
and ethics and practiced martial arts in my late teens and early twenties before discovering Yoga. The practice of Yoga for me has been a beautiful and challenging enquiry into the interplay of the physical mental and emotional dimensions of myself.
My interest in the human mind and behaviours inspired me to
read a four year degree in Psychology and Social Anthropology at
university. Upon graduating I pursued an 8 year career in the city of
London as a successful Management Consultant specialising in the field of
Becoming a mother motivated me to re-evaluate my life and I subsequently decided to become a full time mother to my two boys and follow my passion for Yoga. I am now a Yoga Therapist for Mental Health and pregnancy yoga teacher offering group pregnancy yoga classes in Watford, pregnancy workshops and one-to-one tuition in Hertfordshire and the surrounding area.
Yoga became and still is an indispensable part of my mothering journey and has given me the acceptance and compassion to deal with the struggle and difficulties but also the mindfulness to fully appreciate the immense beauty and joy. I am deeply grateful for these experiences and am thankful to be able share them with others. .
I completed my Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness training with the Minded Institute and also trained with the Active Birth Centre who are original pioneers and founders of pregnancy yoga and active birth teaching. I now specialise in the field of Pregnancy and Birth and am completely dedicated to teaching yoga to pregnant women.
As well as the formal training I have received I draw on my personal yoga
practice my Psychology background, corporate experience and my experience as a mother to create authentic intuitive and unique classes. I trained with the
original founder of the Active Birth Movement Janet Balaskas who I now
co-teach with in London.
My personal yoga practice is inspired my wonderful yoga teacher Halina Rozensztrauch and more widely by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli, Donna Farhi, Sandra Sabatini and Judith Lasater
Qualifications / Awards
**The Yoga Therapy for Mental Health 500h training meets the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance UK, demonstrating that the course is of the highest standard and that upon graduation I may use the title 'Registered Yoga Teacher' RYT as a sign of quality training.
**The course is also currently accrediting with the British Council of Yoga Therapists under its rigorous new standards