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 that yoga can have a positive effect on the mind as well as the body. I was hooked! Since then I have continually updated my skills, seeking out some of the best teachers available in the South West.
Over the years, as I moved around the country for work and university, I would regularly discover small, local yoga classes. In so doing I was able to practice and explore various different 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 some stressful times in my life. 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 become a yoga teacher.
Training and courses
Twenty years after attending my first yoga class I enrolled with the Devon School of Yoga (DSY). The school’s holistic approach and the varied experience of the teaching staff has greatly expanded my knowledge, giving me the confidence to share what I love about yoga.
In 2013 I began teaching after completing the DSY 500 hour teacher training course and following that in 2015 I completed 164 taught hours of the DSY Postgraduate Course. Currently I am finishing off my case studies and will soon be providing yoga therapy sessions to all.
Recently in March 2019 I completed the Level 1 Yin Yoga Instructor Training with Maheshwara & Shakti Lehner and the Yoga Prema School of Yoga.
I am registered with the Independent Yoga Network.