I have been practising yoga for many years, but began to dedicate my life and passion to a deeper exploration of sadhana, meditation and philosophy in 2006. Since that time, my life has beautifully transformed.
My twenties were dedicated to exploring our exquisite world, discovering the wild of Africa; the colour of Latin America; the tropics of Asia; the culture of India and the skyline of Nepal. Experiencing the beauty of our world from sunrise to sunset; I fell head over heels, enamoured with life. I married my Peruvian husband in the Andes of Peru and returned home after a decade of discovery. I found life distant and disconnected on my return to the U.K, as if the world had lost its colour. It was then that I discovered yoga. My thirties have been a very different kind of journey, an inner journey. The path of yoga lights the way to our inner world: an ocean without depths, bliss beyond beauty, an expanse without horizon and love’s forever open arms.
As a writer and teacher of Literature, I am innately inspired by language and art; therefore creative narrative, mythic story and poetry infuse my choreography. My love of nature and beauty, movement and music, culture and tradition are expressed through practice of yoga and these elements inspire my sequencing.
These creative qualities are woven within precise alignment of classical asana. Flowing transitions between dynamic and static asana, guided by the rhythm of the breath, creates a graceful dance of breath and movement, gently returning to an inner space of stillness and serenity. I design each class with a balance of alignment, yoga assists, form and flow; pranayama, Indian philosophy and meditation.
Tapas has burned brightly and I have completed a thousand hours of training: Triyoga teacher training diploma, London (390 hours); Vinyasa Flow Yoga teacher training with Claire Missingham (200 hours); pre and postnatal teacher training with Katy Appleton (95 hours); advanced teacher training with Sianna Sherman, Berlin (300 hour). My time in India allowed authentic insight into the history, tradition and practice of yoga. ‘The better you practice, the brighter the flame’ ~ BKS Iyengar.
I have been fortunate in working with wonderful international yoga tutors including Claire Missingham, Sianna Sherman, Shiva Rea, Jeff Phenix and Katy Appleton, who have instilled authenticity and inspiration into my practice and teaching.
I am a registered Chartered Level 1 Teacher with Yoga Alliance. I offer authentic, creatively inspired beginner and intermediate Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes, corporate team yoga and bespoke private yoga sessions. My latest class innovations are pregnancy and teen yoga. Additionally, I lead regular yoga workshops, incorporating elements of yoga philosophy, mythic story, live music and restorative yoga.
I lead Vinyasa Flow Yoga Retreats in the UK, Europe and worldwide. These include two daily yoga practices, exploring: asana, pranayama, yoga philosophy, meditation, yoga nidra, restorative yoga and relaxation. I offer an authentic yoga experience, infusing nature, culture, live music, massage and vegetarian organic food into these retreats.
In addition, I work for Sardinia Yoga in Italy, Spain and Croatia, offering a dynamic yoga class in the morning, a restorative session in the afternoon and excursions.
Lotus Love Yoga participated in Yoga Connects Festival, sharing vibrant Vinyasa Flow Yoga in stunning, natural surroundings.
‘May all beings be happy, may all beings be healthy’ – Maitri Meditation
‘Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim.’– B.K.S Iyengar
‘Let the beauty of what you love be what you do’ – Rumi
‘We are what we think, so think happiness and live happily’ – Lotus Love Yoga