About Yoga

Discover your wholeness.

Yoga will support you to be the best, most authentic version of yourself, in any (and every) stage of your life.

If you can breathe, you can practice yoga.

‘Yoga’ means to unite, to harness, to yoke. By cultivating self-awareness, Yoga is a powerful system of practices and philosophy, designed to train, integrate and relax your body-mind so that you can feel connected, know yourself and be more at ease in your natural state.

And ultimately, the purpose of Yoga is self-realisation, about freedom or liberation from the conditioned habits of the egoic mind.

You are always welcome at yoga.

Wherever you are on your yoga journey – whether just beginning, returning after a break or as a long term practitioner – with encouragement and joy, I will meet you there.

My approach to yoga is warm-hearted and inclusive. All ages and physical capacities are welcome. I offer you the opportunity to safely and confidently explore your wisdom and teach you to understand the capacity of your body and breath. And if you’re a committed yogi or yoga teacher, I’ll guide you to go deeper.

Yoga is the foundation of my life and I’ve been teaching since 2007. I have experienced the tremendous wisdom, growth and transformation that it offers and continually witness this in those I have the privilege to teach.

The benefits.

The benefits of regular yoga practice include:

  • A flexible, agile and robust body – even as we age.
  • Calm and balance in the nervous system.
  • Wisdom and mental clarity.
  • Inner strength to face life’s stress and challenges with courage.
  • Hormone regulation.
  • More energy and better sleep.
  • A radiant, happy spirit.
  • Open-mindedness and open-heartedness.
  • Healing from injury and chronic illness.
  • Self-realisation and spiritual transformation.

Whilst yoga is inherently a spiritual practice, it doesn’t require you to have any particular beliefs. The only pre-requisites to learning yoga are curiosity, willingness and patience.

Included in the practice of Hatha Yoga are: physical yoga postures (asana); breath exercises (pranayama); cleansing techniques (kriya); sound/chanting (mantra); hand gestures (mudra); guided relaxation (yoga nidra); and meditation (dhyana). I teach all aspects of yogic practice.

Something for everyone.

I offer a variety of yoga classes, courses and events, with something for everyone. Visit the above website menus or go to the Class Timetable for more details.

Yoga trains you to be mindfully present, in the experience of the moment as it unfolds, without judgment, although it’s not a quick-fix. Yoga works over time. As one of my wise teachers once said “in yoga, its the tortoise that always wins the race.”

“Yoga touches the life of man at every level – physical, mental and spiritual. It is a practical method for making one’s life purposeful, useful and noble. It lifts its practitioners from the clutches of pain and sorrow, and enables them to live fully, taking delight in life.”
~ BKS Iyengar, Yoga master

Yoga naturally generates a happy, heathy culture and sense of community among its practitioners. It is deeply healing and liberating. And by changing each of us who practice for the better, yoga allows us to change the world, one breath at a time.

The traditional roots of yoga.

Yoga has its foundations in the rituals and practices of the people in the Indus valley civilisation of northern India and Afghanistan dating back around 5000 years.

Whilst the lifestyle of the ancient Indians differed vastly from ours today, their yearning to know themselves, to live with health and happiness and to discover the truth about life, was the same. From this basis of inquiry, the system of Yoga began.

Today in India – a place that I love and treasure – yoga is still practised and taught extensively.

For yoga to really work for you, it needs to be taught systematically and directly from teacher to student, from person to person, heart to heart. Whilst it can be convenient, yoga is not designed to be learned on the internet, by yourself from a video or a book!

I am committed to teaching yoga in its traditional form, whilst making it effective and really enjoyable for women and men in today’s modern times and would love to share it with you.