I first started practising yoga in 1991, when I went along to a yoga class with a friend in Bristol. Like many people I first got into yoga as a form of exercise, then I joined Ranju Roy’s Vini Yoga class in Taunton and realised the positive effect yoga has on the mind as well as the body, and became hooked.
Over the years as I moved around the country for work and university I would regularly seek out a local yoga class, so I got to practice and explore various styles of yoga including:
- Vinyasa Flow yoga
- Viniyoga yoga
- Kundalini yoga
- Iyengar yoga
Benefits of yoga
Yoga’s beneficial and holistic effect has helped me through stressful times in my life and I’ve used it on myself to alleviate sciatica, hip and lower back pain. The therapeutic side of yoga has been a strong attraction for me and was the main reason why I chose to train as a yoga teacher.
Training and courses
Twenty years after attending my first yoga class I enrolled with the Devon School of Yoga. The schools holistic approach and the varied experience of the teaching staff, has expanded my knowledge, giving me the confidence to share what I love about yoga. I began teaching in 2013 after completing the DSY 500 hour teacher training course.
In 2015 I completed the 164 taught hours of the Devon School of Yoga Postgraduate Course and I’m currently finishing off my yoga therapy case studies and will soon be providing yoga therapy sessions.
I completed the Level 1 Yin Yoga Instructor Training in March 2019 with Maheshwara & Shakti Lehner and the Yoga Prema School of Yoga.
I am registered with the Independent Yoga Network.