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I am a yoga and meditation teacher, mother of two teenagers, passionate about engaging with people about our collective power to create a healthier, happier, fairer ways of living. Which starts with ourselves of course…..
I teach yoga classes, I practice yoga and meditation and I study yoga – anatomy and alignment, teaching methods, Buddhist dharma, neuroscience….. When I am not doing that, I am a homebody at heart – I look after my two teenage kids, have many a cuppa with friends, take long walks up the South Downs where I live and work in my garden. I like to be a part of what’s going on in my town community and to get out into all the arty craziness that goes on in Brighton.
I teach yoga because I get a huge amount of enjoyment and satisfaction from connecting with people in a down-to-earth way. We leave aside all the everyday stuff of what we do for a living, what real-life dramas are going on, and just get down to moving and breathing with attention, exploring how to make the body stronger and more easeful, how to slow down and find a more relaxed and quiet space within yourself. To me, yoga is a way we explore connecting to our bodies, undoing patterns of tension, developing flexibility, resilient strength and balanced energy. Via the challenges of the physical yoga, we practise the essential qualities of being patient, vulnerable, courageous, accepting, kind, and honest. I believe we all need ways to come back from distraction and really pay attention to how we feel and what is going on in our own body-mind, our lives and in our wider world. Yoga might be one way we can become inspired to live from our interconnectedness and to take skilful action.
I love teaching people of all ages and in all stages in life, and I love facilitating the ‘shift’ – from active to restorative poses, from focus on the body in poses to sitting quietly in meditation, from a full vibrant class of activity to the stillness of a room of people in savasana, final rest pose. It is a positive motivation for me to see people get up from practice and, just as I do, move on renewed and grateful for that time and space, perhaps with more confidence to go out and respond with a little more openness and ‘presence of mind’. In this way, I feel that Yoga helps to take us deeper into ourselves and our lives.