BIO

A passionate, modern yogi and yoga teacher, I am forever learning what yoga is for myself and others, as it is ever evolving.  I love to learn and am always looking to progress in my development and knowledge.  I am a feeler, a healer, an adventure lover and I strive to live my life as authentically as possible.

I love to create wholesome and nurturing classes, workshops and retreats, making them as approachable and authentic as possible.  I encourage an inclusive environment for all and making sure my students feel supported and safe within the space and their own bodies.

Yoga, for me, has always been a journey of connecting to the body and finding balance in life. It has offered the space to explore and understand my body and mind on a deeper level to help move through day to day life with a little more ease and finesse, and to heal physical injuries and emotional trauma. I began my yoga practice whilst at university in 2010 in a couple of classes, but my practice became more frequent whilst in Australia in 2013 where I connected with Hatha Flow and Yin Yoga. I found the balance between yin and yang to benefit me greatly and I was able to match my practice based on energy levels and what my body needed in that moment. A forever student, I love to share all the experiences and development yoga has offered me.

In my classes you will be encouraged to move into your body, helping to build a deeper connection to how each posture feels, how the breath can act as the tool expand your practice and help to release stress and tension being held.  I always encourage you to honour your body, your mind and your heart to meet yourself where you are in that moment, releasing expectations, judgements and comparisons to others and yourself, knowing that each time you step on the mat will be a new and different experience.  A sense of play and lightness is infused throughout the classes to stay grounded into yourselves and not take it all too seriously.  It's only yoga!

LEANING In...

where it began

I began my passion for movement with the body very early on in life through dance, mainly ballet with other disciplines, until I became injured in my teens.  My dancing served as a way for me to connect to my emotions, to have an outlet to express myself and be able to build a strong body and mind.  Post injury I had a fascination with the body and movement and always had a passion for sports, which my studies mirrored as I went on to complete  BTEC Nat Diploma in Sports Science and a BSc (Hons) Applied Marine Sports Science.

A couple of years after graduating I moved out to Australia, where my interest and practice in yoga really began.  After moving to Wanaka, New Zealand, a year later I found two incredible teachers in the local studios who introduced me to various styles of yoga and meditation.  I got to explore my body again through movement and began to scratch the surface in finding the connection between the body, breath and the mind.  I found an outlet once again to connect with my emotions and feel the release and peace that the practice offered me.  Living and working in one of New Zealand's Adventure capitals, I was skiing almost daily in the winter and hiking and playing in the mountains in the summer and found that I really needed to balance out my body and energy, so wanted a more holistic approach to my physical recovery.  This is where I came across Yin Yoga, my favourite style to both practice and teach.  It was such a challenge for me to begin with but after my second class I was hooked and tried to get to as many classes as my busy schedule would allow.

From here, I realised that I wanted to embark upon a teacher training to deepen my practice and maybe share with others all the benefits that I found my yoga and meditation practice had brought me.  I eventually fell upon a 200hr Vinyasa and Hatha teacher training in Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, the birthplace of Yoga, with the Vinyasa Yoga School.

Since then, I have travelled to various countries around the world, where I have continued to develop my studies and taught in some magnificent spaces.  See full list of qualifications below.

During my time at home I have since qualified as a Holistic Health and Life Coach, Massage Therapist, specialising in Relaxation and Deep Tissue massages, and also Reiki Master Practitioner Level 3.

now..

As a full time, international Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200 & YACEP Provider), certified Holistic Health & Life Coach, Reiki Master Practitioner and Massage Therapist, everyday is varied and different, and I love it!  Currently based in Exeter and Exmouth area, Devon UK, my yoga classes have headed online due to lockdown...  Check out Online Class Info HERE.   I am currently putting together a Yoga Teacher Mentorship Course for new yoga teachers to navigate their way into building a successful and fulfilling yoga teacher career.

 

I teach a variety of different styles in studio settings, Aerial Yoga Teacher Trainings, retreats, workshops and private corporate groups, including having the privilege to teach SUP Yoga to the Marines and Help For Heroes team in the Plymouth H4H Centre as part of their recovery and rehabilitation programme.

I am embarking upon a 300hr Advanced Yin Yoga teacher training in 2020 with Jo Phee, Senior Assistant to Paul Grilley, leader in fasical research, to develop my knowledge and can not wait to share this with my students.

You will mainly find me hanging out at Revitalize Studios, Topsham, where majority of my classes are held, or out in nature somewhere, whether that is the beach or with my mum's gorgeous black labrador, Beau.

 

Qualifications

2016 - 200hr Vinyasa & Hatha YTT  |  Vinyasa Yoga School, Rishikesh, India
2016 - 50hr Yin Yoga Module 1 Anatomy YTT  |  With-Yin Yoga, Bali
2016 - 20hr SUP Yoga YTT  |  KiteWest, Bali
2017 - 40hr Hot Yoga YTT  |  CAMYOGA, Cambridge, UK
2017 - Usui Holy Fire Reiki Level 1  |  Devon School of Reiki, UK
2018 - Usui Holy Fire Reiki Level 2  |  Devon School of Reiki, UK
2018 - ITEC L3 Diploma in Massage  |  London School of Massage, UK
2018 - Teach in Spanish YTT  |  Flying Tree Yoga, Medellin, Colombia
2018 - Advanced Therapeutic Massage w/ Deep Tissue  |  London School of Massage, UK
2019 - Usui Holy Fire Reiki Level 3 ART  |  Devon School of Reiki, UK
2019 - Diploma Health Coaching  |  Health Coach Institute
2019 - Diploma Life Coaching  |  Health Coach Institute
2019 - 25hr Aerial Yoga YTT  |  Gillie Sutherland, Devon, UK
2020 - 60hr Yin Yoga YTT (Myofascial Release, MyoYin & Spine Anatomy)  |  Yinspiration, Dublin, Ireland
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