Yes that is me in the picture and yes I am wearing a woolly hat on the beach…it was a sunny, but cold Autumnal morning at Humberston in Lincolnshire!!
Originally from Yorkshire, I relocated to Cornwall with my husband in 2016.
My journey so far…a cancer diagnosis found me looking for something to aid my recovery, I am grateful to yoga for restoring me. After several years of yoga practice, I was keen to share what I was learning.
On return from a ‘gap year for grown ups’ with my husband Martyn, everything seemed to slot into place and I embarked on a three year British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma course. Studying again as a ‘mature’ student didn’t come easy, but it was worth the hard work!
My teaching has been varied, including working as part of the small team at Jasmine Trust Yoga, private one to one sessions, personal yoga teacher for Panchakarma clients at Ayurveda Lifestyle, to working with those going through the cancer journey for Aurora Wellbeing.
Yoga is a continuous learning journey and along the way I am grateful to learn from and be inspired both by other teachers and students.
As part of my ongoing personal development, I love going to workshops and embark on courses with teachers whose work I admire, giving me the opportunity to explore both in my own practice and in teaching.
A note about pain…several years ago I stumbled across Hanna Somatic Education, (aka Somatics), please see the ‘Somatic Education’ tab for more info. I was looking for ways to help me with muscular lower back pain, something that I could do for myself, I wasn’t interested in being passive and keeping on going to a chiropractor or physio, as fantastic as they are, and being ‘put back together’. I wanted to learn, regain awareness and motor control of muscles…the answer was Somatics. Both my personal practice and teaching are now sprinkled with this safe, gentle and common sense approach to relieve muscular pain, very empowering.
Examples of workshops/trainings:
Art of teaching one to one with Kate Ellis, Embodied Relational Yoga Therapy
Centering Down, A Yoga Intensive & The Pleasures of Partnerwork, both with Donna Farhi
Level 1 & 2 Diploma in Therapeutic Thai Yoga Massage with Cosmo Kemp
Restorative Yoga/Yoga Therapy from Somatic Perspective. Advanced Enquiry/Teachers Training Course with Aki Omori
Additional anatomy training: ‘I Love Anatomy’ with Susi Hately of Functional Synergy inc.
British Wheel of Yoga Diploma
Somatic Movement Coach, Levels 1 & 2, Align Somatics
Gentle Somatic Yoga Practitioner GSY P-1, James Knight
Embodied Relational Yoga Therapy, Kate Ellis
Level 2 Thai Yoga Massage, Federation of Holistic Therapists Accredited
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