My first encounter with yoga was as a child during the BBC TV series ‘Yoga for Health’ with Richard Hittleman. Anyone else remember the statuesque and flexible Cheryl and Lyn?
Fast forward to 1998 when a friend took me to an Iyengar yoga class at the Bishopsgate Institute in London. After a few changes of class and style, I trained as a yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga under the guidance of Zoe Knott and Bob Insley, qualifying in 2007.
Given my background in physical therapy, I have always been interested in using yoga as therapy for the body. I am guided not only by intensive study with yoga teacher Jonathan Monks; but also by the Anatomy Trains model of the physical body developed by Tom Myers, which is used in yoga by Doug Keller. I completed yoga therapy training with Cathy-Mae Karelse in 2011.
Relaxation and meditation have played an important part in my practice and I offer yoga nidra sessions on request.
I completed training courses in Aromatherapy and Reflexology between 1990 and 1993, and in 2003 trained with the originator of the Daoyin Tao® method, Anna-Louise Haigh. These courses are all recognised by the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA).
I can offer these therapies alone or in combination. They can also be combined with yoga, meaning that your therapy is 100% tailored to suit your needs and abilities.
Since 2005 I have offered yoga, aromatherapy and reflexology to adults with autism.
In March 2016 I undertook training with Zenways in the subject of Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing.