I found Yoga at a crucial turning point in my life back in 2001 whilst living in Mumbai, India.
I had reached a point in my life where I felt, dis-empowered, with low self worth and little confidence in who I was and what my purpose in life was. I got on the mat for the first time, taking private classes on my roof top terrace over looking Juhu Tara beach with a wonderful private teacher, Vaishaki Naik, who is still very close to my heart.
As time passed by and my relationship grew with my teacher, things started to shift, not just on a physical level but mentally. I was aware of how much confidence, inner peace and mental strength I was developing and I was able to find the courage to change the course of my life. I went to the Sivanada Ashram in Kerala where I took my first yoga teacher training. I became fully immersed and connected to the philosophy of Yoga and knew I had found my path!
My teaching is organic and fluid. I enjoy dynamic, strong, invigorating and focused training. I try to find balance in knowing when a recuperative practice is needed, and love guiding students into a deep relaxation.
Karma yoga has always been close to my heart. In 2011 whilst living in Addis Ababa I set set up ‘Yoga in Ethiopia’, where I initiated and organised a collaboration of local art therapists and international yoga teachers, to offer courses in local women’s shelters and Youth Prison centres. I continue Karma work today by supporting refugee initiatives and offering voluntary Yoga classes at the Quadrangle Trust in Shoreham, Kent