BSc, GIBiol, YRT – Senior Yoga Teacher
Owner and Manager of In The Moment
Having had a long-standing, but unfulfilled, inquisitiveness about yoga, I was finally able to find time in my life to begin my hatha yoga practice after selling my successful aquaculture business in 1996. My first introduction to yoga was on a wintry evening in a drafty village hall but the experience of my first yoga class was immediate and profound and I have continued, from the start, to pursue my practice with self-effort and self-examination.
In 2002 I studied the Astanga Primary Series with David Williams and began daily personal practice in this form. I continued to study with various teachers in the UK and at The Sivananda Dhanwanthari Ashram at Neyyar Dam, Kerala, India until deciding to take the Yoga Alliance UK 200 hour Teacher Training Course with Brian Cooper in 2007. I now continue with my own personal practice and teach regular general and beginners’ level hatha yoga classes. I continue to learn and broaden and deepen my journey in yoga, studying in the UK and in India.
My strong personal yoga practice is influenced by the flow and precision of Astanga vinyasa yoga moderated by strong attention to physical discernment; breath awareness and meditative focus, and I guide my students safely and expertly through a flowing, dynamic hatha yoga practice built on the framework of deep focus, physical awareness and the use of the breath.
I have studied with and learned from the following teachers:- Ellen Pierce, David Williams, Yogacharya Venkatesh, Paul Dallaghan, David Swenson, Brian Cooper, Nawajyoti, Michael Gannon, Paul Grilley, Mukunda Stiles, Gary Carter, Marc Woolford and AG & Indra Mohan.