So, the last few months have been like a whirlwind for me… hence why I haven’t had time to update my News. I have been so honoured to start teaching some spectacular new yogis. I have been astounded by their enthusiasm, it really is pretty inspiring. When I started my yoga teacher training, I was unsure whether I’d actually teach. When us yoga teachers start teaching, we lose much of our own personal practise which is a very hard decision to make.

Yoga, as you all must know already is really important to me. I absolutely love the way it makes me feel, which is why I decided to overcome my nerves and get on and actually teach.

It takes more courage than you’d think to put yourself out there. This is something I feel so passionate about, that I’d be heartbroken if people decided that actually they hated it and me! My creativity goes into designing thoughtful flows so each of you can feel like you’ve achieved something in my classes. I know yoga is not about ‘nailing a pose’, but I’m afraid all of us have an ego that needs to be nourished from time to time! I just try and keep the ego section in check, by making my classes fun and most of all, not to take it too seriously.

Over 50 new yogis have completed my Beginners 6 week Course. And I am proud of each and every one of them. I have learnt so much from them as they have from me.. a pure exchange of energies and knowledge.


Each and every one has overcome mental and physical obstacles to attend week on week and even signing up again for another round of 6 weeks. These yogis are my tribe, they trust me so implicitly that it’s just so humbling. And they have all become stronger… not only with their muscle definition, but also in their attitude towards me! Being not afraid to tell me how certain sections of the class they find challenging. But what they don’t see, or maybe they do, but I have a better vantage point, is how much their stamina has improved too. It really is so wonderful to see.

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Breathing School

30 March 2021

I have been so incredibly fortunate to study at Breathing School with the iconic Ben Wolff at the Shala in London. He is incredibly knowledgeable in the fields of neuroscience and clinical hypnotherapy but has spent the last 10 years studying the effects of the breath on our health, well being and our brain waves. 

So how can I spend 30 hours studying something we all know how to do?

Well, to be honest I did wonder this when I began too. But now I’ve completed the Breathing School course I feel I have barely scratched the surface. As a species we have become incredibly lazy in utilising full belly breaths the way we did when we were babies. Have you ever watched a baby sleep? Seen the rise and fall of their belly as they breathe? Later on in life we seem to lose this skill, choosing instead to only breathe into the top part of our lungs. And then there’s the speed in which we breathe.. actually the optimum is only 6 breaths a minute! Give it a go, I bet you’re not breathing at that rate are you? I certainly wasn’t. 

Then there’s the mouth breathing…..

So many of us are mouth breathers now and actually find it difficult to revert back to nasal breathing. Nasal breathing is antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral, providing our body’s first line of defence. Even more important in today’s situation. 

Utilising belly breathing and properly engaging the diaphragm increases the body’s ability to use oxygen by 500% by increasing the blood circulation to the brain. It also helps the body’s ability to use nitrous oxide, the pathogen responsible for oxygen delivery. Up to 20% more oxygen is available to nasal breathers than mouth breathers too. Isn’t that insane? We can just make this small adjustment and our health will benefit no end. 

So that was just the basic breathing part of the course, there was so much more!

Ben introduced us to specific techniques utilising the breath than can help us with anxiety, panic attacks, grief, Long Covid, hypertension, menopause, pain… and the list goes on. 

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Yoga for Cancer

19 February 2021

So lockdown has been long and dull without being about to teach in person. But I have utilised my time having enrolled on some fabulous courses. In a previous life pre-kids, I worked as a Senior Dental Nurse in one of the most prestigious Dental Hospitals in the country. Although fantastic for my career at the time, it did mean we were referred many difficult and challenging cases including those with Head and Neck Cancer. To cut a long story short, although heart breaking at times, being part of the recovery process was so rewarding.

How can Yoga for Cancer help you? Even if you’re battling chronic fatigue.. there’s a pose and breath technique for that.

When I became a yoga teacher, I did so because I love it so completely and really need you all to experience how wonderful your body can feel! Adding Yoga for Cancer to the list of services I can offer makes me feel kind of complete, if that makes sense. Suddenly I feel like I’ve come full circle back to the parts of my life that gave me the most satisfaction. But this is all about me isn’t it? So what can Yoga for Cancer do for you, how can it help you or someone that you know who is on this journey?

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I would like to thank each and every one of you beautiful soon-to-be yogis for booking onto my new Beginners Courses that were due to start today. Until we can meet safely, all classes have had to be cancelled until further notice. It is with an extremely heavy heart I have had to do this. I had planned so many exciting classes for you to all to begin your yoga journey.

Yoga is for life, not just for January.

In the meantime, take any chance you can to get outside and breathe deeply. I aim to keep myself busy by utilising my social media platforms to introduce you all to some of the most commonly used poses in a general yoga class. Each week, I will choose two and teach you the target areas to give you some indication as to how the pose will feel. You can play around with your own alignment, listening to your body above all else. I hope when we come to class in the not-so-distant future you will have an idea how your body responds to these asana.

Remember, your body is perfectly unique, keep it that way!

Bare in mind that not everyone’s version of the pose will be the same. Have a read of my last News post about this.

My worry is that with all these photos on the internet (including my own), is that some people will find yoga unachievable and so will be reluctant to try. 

Yoga is about making space in the body where there formally was none.

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My approach to yoga is simple… yoga is and can be accessible for everyone. I teach in a non-dogmatic way believing not every pose is suitable for every student with traditional alignment but with a few adjustments, it can be. In particular introducing those new to yoga to this concept, that the ‘prettiest looking’ option of the pose is not necessarily the right one.

Instagram, in this instance with the plethora of yogis showcasing their stunning variations of asanas are beautiful to look at, but in the great scheme of many body shapes, not a true reflection of what 99% of the population could ever achieve.

I believe it’s important to allow my yogis to feel and become aware of their body as I teach them the target areas of what we are trying to achieve so they can learn to modify their poses to their unique body shape or muscle function. I hope to set my yogis on a path of yoga for life, so learning what suits their body best will be paramount in securing their love for yoga and perhaps even a personal practise at home. 

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Yoga Nidra

8 October 2020

So what is Yoga Nidra? I have offered it as a freebie when you sign up to my Newsletter and it’s sometimes mentioned as an ‘extra’ within some Yoga classes, but what exactly is it?

Yoga Nidra is literally translated as ‘Yogic Sleep’. It is a state of guided relaxation which allows you to surf the border between awake and asleep. Not to be confused with Hypnotherapy where the aim is therapeutic intervention, for Yoga Nidra we are just allowing the different states of consciousness and feeling the body as it relaxes the mind.

Yoga Nidra is received lying down – it is not a practise for you to get better at. All you need to do is get comfortable and receive.

In my classes, I will guide you through some techniques paying particular attention to our body and breath.

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Yoga Photos

4 October 2020

When I was still knee-deep in yoga philosophy and anatomy books earlier this year, it dawned on me that in order to have a professional looking website, I needed professional photos. Cue the inward groan and the mild (read – massive) panic that then followed.

I had heard of Sarah from Sarah Carmody Photography from her photoshoot with some of the yogis that are based in Eastbourne and arranged a date to meet. I knew from our first email that we’d get on well, that woman has an awesome sense of humour!

This photo above was one of her favourites from the day.

I was so unbelievably nervous to begin with but Sarah had an amazing way of just putting me at ease. I have to say, in the end it was the best fun I’d had in ages.

Her enthusiasm is unsurpassed, it literally radiates out of her and you can’t help but be inspired.

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