Branches

The styles I teach.

As a student, I have never restricted myself to one style of yoga only, and so now as a teacher, I aim to bring my students a style broader in its teachings than those which stick steadfastly to a certain label.

My vinyasa flow classes are open level, and draw inspiration from vinyasa, hatha, kundalini and ashtanga. The focus is primarily on alignment of the body and of the breath, but also an exploration of the more playful elements in a practice - because to fall is to learn; and to smile and laugh is...fun.

I am trained in pregnancy yoga, using the whYoga Pregnancy Technique™. Arguably the most vital time in a woman's life to focus on her health and well-being is during pregnancy. For all practitioners, yoga offers up the opportunity to connect deeply with the body and mind - even more so during pregnancy, a time in which the mother's body changes so vastly and has so much demanded of it, yoga can be an invaluable tool to help stabilise and ground the mother. It nurtures belief in the self and body to be able to successfully travel through the journey of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood; it provides a space for the mother, totally detached from medical examinations and social expectations, to explore her emotions and ideas surrounding the whole process; and it offers the mother an opportunity to develop and strengthen all areas of her body, mind and breath in preparation for the weeks, months and years ahead.

For something a little more fiesty, there's Broga® - nothing to do with men-only yoga (clearly), and everything to do with bringing yoga to a wider audience. Broga® is a strong and dynamic practice aimed as much at the non-yogis and yoginis in the world as at the seasoned yogis and yoginis. It breaks down preconceptions of yoga being only for the highly bendy, and introduces something a little lighter in heart and stronger in kickasana.

I also teach children yoga, ages 3 to 11, using the Yoga Bananas® technique. Adventures through all manner of universes and landscapes engage the wild imaginations of these younger yogis and yoginis, and through the narrative introduce asana, pranayama and meditation practice. Whilst the story-telling is, I can't deny, somewhat liberal on artistic licence, the fundamental aim of this practice is exactly the same as for adults - a greater awareness, understanding and respect of the mind, the body, the breath, and of others.