I have practiced many styles of Yoga throughout my life and have been a massage therapist for over 10 years. My background is in contemporary dance and classical singing. I see Yoga as a limitless expression of the divine self. A vehicle for self transformation and for developing love and compassion.
I have always enjoyed articulating myself through my body, both in performance and athletically and with Yoga I have discovered and am still discovering a practice that lends itself to personal growth and experimentation.
I trained with the YMCA in London and the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram in India. I have studied different meditation techniques and participated on retreats in the UK and Thailand. In the UK I have participated on workshops with world renowned Yoga teachers Richard Rosen, Bridget Woods Kramer and Emma Henry to further develop and enhance my knowledge.
It was on a trip to Kerala in India that I really discovered the true value of Yoga for myself. I was practicing every morning before sunrise in a beautiful ashram high up in the mountains and although I found it grueling at times, I felt so much calmer and more grounded. This precipitated my decision to embark on the Yoga teacher training course. I am frequently amazed at how Yoga opens me up on many subtle levels. It is a refuge for me, a place where I feel connected and at peace. It encourages me to explore my own mind and body in ways that are joyful, challenging and creative.
I trained as a massage therapist in London and in Bangkok, Thailand. I studied the ancient art of Thai Massage and Thai Reflexology and gained my qualifications there. I became immersed in the practical and spiritual practice of the Thai traditions and decided I would continue studying massage therapy back in London. I went on to study Deep Tissue, Acupressure, Swedish/Holistic massage and Pregnancy massage.
I believe that the essence of 'touch' is vital in the healing of mind and body and that over a period of time this form of therapy can improve a persons general well being greatly.