Style(s): Ashtanga, Dynamic
I began practicing yoga in 1990 and, apart from a short break around the birth of my third child, have practiced continuously ever since. I studied Iyengar yoga for 15 years, but from my very first Ashtanga class in 2008 (with John Scott 500hr teacher, Debbie Blunden) I was hooked – and knew that I wanted to teach this practice someday. An apprenticeship with Debbie and teacher training with John Scott followed, and today, I continue to study Ashtanga and yoga philosophy in depth: mainly with John Scott, Greg Nardi, David Keil and Lucy Scott.
My teaching follows a traditional yet lighthearted approach, empowering each student to develop their own individual and independent practice. Do come! I look forward to sharing this wonderful practice with you :)
The 6.15pm class is not suitable for complete beginners. It is a full Ashtanga Primary Series class (the next level up from the Saturday open-level class). It is not necessary to be able to do all the poses of primary series to enjoy this class, however. We focus on the key principles of tristhana (integration of breath, intentional movement and gaze or focus) and the traditional vinyasa count. Instruction is verbal and through hands-on adjustment, rather than demonstration, encouraging students to listen to the Guru inside – your own best teacher.
The 8pm class is suitable for complete beginners and those with more experience. We focus on breaking down key asana techniques and modifications, with the aim of making the practice accessible to everyone, as well as good practice for both avoiding and working with injuries. This class is also great for those returning to yoga after a break, and those who just enjoy a slower, more relaxed class.