Q: How would you like people to feel when they leave your class?
A: At ease with themselves - their bodies, minds, emotions. That they are OK, and can somehow pass through life as water passes through the land, blockages removed.
Q: What is one/two of your favourite inspirational quotes right now?
A: “I know you can do more, but can you do less?’ My Restorative Yoga teacher, Judith Hanson Lasater says this quite often. And it needs to be said often. Without deep rest we can only function with a part of our true potential. The practices I teach give each participant the permission to give themselves the permission to rest.
As Uma Dinsmore-Tuli says, ‘Rest is Radical’
Q: What is your favourite posture/asana right now?
A: This has to be Supported Bound Angle pose - a super-five-star-hotel-spa-experience version of Baddha Konasana. I could stay in it all day and always come out feeling refreshed and cared for. I look forward to teaching it to you!
Q: If you could be any animal what would it be & why?
A: An Irish Wolfhound - a bit scraggy, but bold and beautiful and caring. Being one would teach me how I’d like to be as a human.
Q: What positive change would you like to see in the world right now?
A: Never mind the world - right here, right now, I’d love for people to take their litter home and dispose of it mindfully. (and that way perhaps stop other parts of the world having to cope with our waste)
Q: Are you pregnancy trained?
A: Yes. (2015) It’s not something I’ve had cause to use since then but the principles are good for all sorts of other conditions too.
Hello, I love teaching yoga to people who think they can’t do yoga, and to people who just need respite from their everyday lives. My yoga journey only started when I was 50 and it’s been quite a journey so far, opening up experiences and opportunities I could never have dreamed of. Since qualifying as a teacher with a 500hr training in 2008, I have woven steadily through a variety of teaching experiences and further trainings, honing skills in restorative yoga, therapeutic yoga and yoga nidra in particular. Some wonderful teachers have informed my understanding, for which I give thanks. It is a continual delight to discover how modern science is explaining things the ancient yogis understood centuries ago. The human body is an exquisite teaching aid and we are so fortunate to inhabit one.