My journey onto the mat…
My yoga journey started in 2012 after delving deeply into the Vedas and other ancient yoga texts. The philosophy of yoga still remains one of my deepest interests and this is the grounding of all my teaching. Initially I practiced Yin, Restorative and Aerial Yoga and then in 2013 I went to my first Ashtanga Yoga class and I found my passion in life.
I have had a 6 day a week Ashtanga yoga practice since 2013 and currently practice up to Advanced A series.
I have trained in Ashtanga yoga with Manju Jois and am authorised to teach Ashtanga Yoga by him, which is the highest accreditation there is.
I founded Ashtanga Yoga Carlisle and run Cumbria’s Ashtanga Yoga Mysore programme here at The Yoga Studio.
I found yoga at a time in my life where I needed some direction and some structure, the discipline Ashtanga gave me helped immensely with coping with the severe illness then loss of my twin sister. It continues to be a healthy coping outlet for my grief and a way to honour how I am feeling.
It also is an outlet for my rather fiery yang personality, so consequently I like to work with strength, stamina and stability. Yoga keeps me chilled and I love breaking the practice down for students, making yoga accessible and available for all. I am always a bubbly source of energy in the studio and always have 5 minutes if you need a cuppa and some time out. The studio is a community and we are here for you.
My first ever yoga class was Aerial Yoga here at the studio with Martin in 2012 and we now are married, expecting our first baby together and own the studio together. What a wonderful journey its been.
My heart and soul go into my classes and I look forward to kickstarting your yoga journey with you, and helping seasoned practitioners grow and entwine practice into their daily lives.