I have been studying practising and studying Yoga since 2000 and have personally experienced how Yoga can positively impact on the way we live our lives, on our health and well-being and on our relationships. I am dedicated to sharing the benefits of Yoga with others to realise the potential of each individual.
I offer group classes for adults, children and young people. However, my main focus is on working on an individual basis, using Yoga therapeutically by employing a range of Yoga ‘tools’, including āsana (movements), prāṇāyāma (breath), sound and meditation, to bring about well-being, whether physical, mental or emotional.
As a qualified teacher, I have experience of working with students across primary and secondary schools and in post-16 education. I have over a decade’s experience of working within the higher education sector, to widen participation and support the educational progression of young people and adults from disadvantaged and under-represented backgrounds.
As a member of The Society for Yoga Practitioners (TSYP), my personal and professional practice follows the tradition and teachings of Professor T Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar.
The practice of Yoga develops awareness of the body and mind and can help us to understand how to help our body, emotions or patterns of thinking, to develop a positive state of health.
The ancient eastern tradition of Yoga has long understood the vital connections between the mind, brain and body. Many neuroscientists in the west are now recognising and realising the benefits of Yoga in regulating autonomic, neuroendocrine, emotional and behavioural activation through its integration of top-down (brain to body) and bottom-up (body to brain) processes. It is proposed that these top-down and bottom-up processes may support the individual’s ability to self-regulate and may reduce symptoms of diverse conditions, such as IBS, chronic pain, anxiety/depression and PTSD.
The Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) was founded in 1976 in India, by TKV Desikachar to promote and continue the work of Sri Krishnamacharya, his father and mentor.
Krishnamacharya was the teacher and inspiration to many of the well-known yoga teachers in India and the West, including Pattabhi Jois, Indra Devi and BKS Iyengar. He, arguably, re-established the invaluable ancient philosophy and practice pf Yoga in India and abroad. He pioneered the idea that yoga is for all, irrespective of gender, caste, age or ability. This approach continues in the charitable outreach work now carried out by KYM.