In my early twenties, I began to attend yoga classes while studying Illustration and Design. This became an oasis in my week and helped me to manage the stress of juggling life/work responsibilities. Not long after, I began to practice the Vipassana (Insight) meditation technique and I realised the powerfully restorative and transformative potential of yoga on the mind and body.

Yoga has been my anchor throughout the past 13 years. It has helped me to nurture my mental and physical wellbeing, overcome depression and has motivated me to get involved with community projects, permaculture and discover 'right livelihood'.  Since, 2010, I have been studying and practicing permaculture- 'holistic design for indviduals, land and community', while managing a craft, yoga and permaculture workshop space in the Lake District, since its inception in 2012.

In 2011, I qualified as a Yoga Instructor with the governing body, Yoga Alliance. In 2015, I have qualified as a Total Yoga Nidra Instructor. I value continued learning and development through practice, workshops and spiritual healing practices. I feel deep love and respect to my teachers for guiding and exposing me to the teachings of yoga.

During the last few years, I have taught over 200 hours of classes, both to groups and one-to-one. My practice and classes emphasise the simplicity, awareness, joy and ease of flowing movement and breath.

 

retreats, Training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

2003  Vipassana 10-day silent retreat - Australia

2003  Lecture 'Supporting spiritual practice with Ayurveda' and Satsang with Mother Maya Tiwari - Australia

2004  Yin Yoga Intensive with Sarah Powers - Australia

2005  Vipassana 10-day silent retreat - Australia

2006  Vipassana 10-day silent retreat - Australia

2006  Asana as Prayer, Alignment, Supporting the Energetic system with Sri Dharma Mittra - USA

2006  Yin Yoga Intensive with Sarah Powers - USA

2007 St. Johns Ambulance First Aid Course - Australia

2007  Vipassana 10-day silent retreat - Burma

2008  Vipassana 10-day silent retreat - Australia

2008  St. Johns Ambulance Advance First Aid Training

2009  Buddha’s Medicine with Robert A.F. Thurman, Sharon Salzberg & Mark Epstein - USA

2009  Awakening Compassion with Robert A.F. Thurman, Sharon Salzberg & Mark Epstein - USA

2009  Alignment and Anatomy with Lynn Whitlow - Australia

2009  Vipassana 10-day silent retreat - USA

2010  Vipassana Satipathana 7-day silent retreat - Canada

2010  100 hr Traditional Thai Massage - Thailand

2010  Non Violent Communication (NVC) Workshop - Thailand

2011  Non Violent Communication (NVC) Workshop - Thailand

2011  100 hr Traditional Thai Yoga Massage - Thailand

2011  Yoga Alliance 200hr Registered Teacher Training with Lily Goncalves, Sarah Dennison-Hunt & Sri Ramananda Mayi - Thailand

2011 5 Element Yoga Intensive with Peter Clifford - Thailand

2011  Vipassana Satipathana 7-day silent retreat - Australia

2013  Iboga Death and Rebirth Ceremony - UK

2014  Iboga Death and Rebirth Ceremony - UK

2014  Foundation of Yoga Nidra with Dr. Uma Dinsmore-Tuli & Nirlipta Tuli - UK

2014  Heart Whispering & Elemental Healing Dances of Togo with Yinka Latevi Tuakli - UK

2014  Iboga Death and Rebirth Ceremony - UK

2014  CPD Therapeutic Relationships with Dr. Uma Dinsmore-Tuli & Lisa Kaley-Isley - UK

2014  CPD Yoga Therapy & Experiential Anatomy: the spine, pelvis and shoulder girdle with Susanne Lahusen - UK

2014 - 2015  Total Yoga Nidra Teacher Training with Dr. Uma Dinsmore-Tuli & Nirlipta Tuli - UK

2015  Iboga Death and Rebirth Ceremony - UK

2015  Laughter Yoga Leader Course with United Mind - UK

2015  Heart Whispering & Elemental Healing Dances of Togo with Yinka Latevi Tuakli - UK

2015  Vipassana 10-day silent retreat - UK

2016  Iboga Death and Rebirth Ceremony - UK

2016  2-day Meditation Retreat with Clive Holmes & Lama Yeshe Yosal Rinpoche - Scotland

2016  CPD Yoga for Women's Heath/Womb Yoga with Dr. Uma Dinsmore-Tuli - UK

2016  Yoga Nidra Foundation with Dr. Uma Dinsmore-Tuli - UK

2016  Women's Yoga (Ritual Space and Healing Practices) with Dr. Uma Dinsmore-Tuli - UK

2016  Celtic Yoga with Dr. Uma Dinsmore-Tuli - UK