I have been practicing yoga since 1980 and over time have used my practices as a tool to work towards very different goals. I have experienced a variety of approaches and feel I have benefited greatly every step of the way. In 1999 I first came across yoga taught in the tradition of Krishnamacharya and it was here that yoga opened out its full dimensions as a support for engaging in life and navigating calmly through its challenges on all levels, physical, mental and emotional. Learning to use yoga to support my body, my relationship to myself and others, and to move through life’s changes with a sense of groundedness and humour is my ongoing project.
My journey as a teacher since 2006 has given me the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life – hardworking people in need of releasing stress and revitalising their energies, senior citizens in residential homes wanting to maintain mobility and balance, people with many physical health conditions and/or mental health difficulties looking for relief from symptoms and for ways to take charge of their own health; cancer patients on various wards in my local hospital navigating through difficult physical and emotional challenges– I passionately believe that yoga offers genuine support in all life situations.
I offer my gratitude to all the teachers that have inspired and supported me along the way… Sarah Ryan, Ranju Roy, Dave Charlton, Julie Friedeberger, Sylvianne Giannini, Peter Hersnak…and continue to do so.
When I am not teaching yoga I am a passionate potter creating lights inspired by Roman oil lamps, ancient Minoan culture, the sea and the symbolic nature of light in our lives.
‘Oil, wick and fire work in unison to produce a lamp, so is the life within the body. Let it be properly nourished.’
Sri T. Krishnamacharya