I took my first yoga class at a local gym in 2005, and for several years, I practiced Hatha and Sivananda yoga to help balance the stresses of graduate school. In 2008, I moved from Cambridge, England to London, where I discovered dynamic vinyasa and power yoga. I qualified to teach yoga in 2012.
I am immensely grateful to all of my mentors and teachers, especially my current teacher, Jason Crandell, with whom I am currently completing my 300-hr advanced yoga teacher training certificate. Jason is a constant source of inspiration for how to teach and practice yoga in an intelligent, accessible, grounded way. I consider myself a yoga mutt, and have benefitted from guidance from teachers in a wide range of traditions, including Ashtanga (David Swenson, Sri Sheshadri), Dharma Mittra (Mark Kan), Jivamukti, and Iyengar. However, my greatest guru is my daughter Claire, who was born in May 2018. Every day, she teaches me something new about the practices of yoga beyond asana.
I teach physically and intellectually challenging vinyasa yoga classes that place primacy on precise and intelligent movement linked to a steady, strong ujjayi breath. I also strongly believe in the importance of taking your yoga practice 'off the mat' and, through Karma Yoga London, I'm working to provide opportunities for people to give back within their communities and across the world.
With Erin Prichard, I run a 40-hour advanced teacher training programme for recently qualified yoga teachers (more information here). I am also a member of the teaching staff on the 200-hour YTT at Yogarise Peckham. I regularly teach workshops and special yoga events, such as free outdoor yoga classes during the summer. I run international yoga retreats and am also available for private, one-to-one yoga classes.