I am an experienced British Wheel of Yoga Teacher and Dru Yoga and Meditation Teacher and am a Registered Exercise Professional.
I had a successful career, of over 20 years, in the Insurance Industry. At that time I started practicing yoga to help keep me positive, fit and healthy in a stressful, client based environment. It worked. I was always complimented on my positive approach and did not need to take time off sick unlike some of my colleagues! Luck maybe, but I put this down to practicing Yoga.
In 2006 I decided to follow my heart and concentrate on teaching Yoga and Well-being on a full-time basis. I miss my colleagues and the hustle and bustle of office life but I enjoy the benefits that Yoga gives to those I teach.
Once on the Yoga path, I was hooked and I continue to study to improve my knowledge of the subject.
Some of the courses/workshops I have found to be particularly useful are:-
British Wheel of Yoga Yoga Foundation and Teaching Diploma with Janet Bond
Yoga Foundation with Jenny Beeken, Inner Yoga Trust
Core Strength Yoga – Yoga and Anatomy Course with Dr Ruth Gilmore, Paul Fox & Ranju Roy.
Working with Joints & Joints Disorders with Dr Ruth Gilmore.
Heart and Cardiovascular Disorders with Dr Ruth Gilmore.
The Spine with Gary Carter.
Teaching Yoga to students with low back pain with Swami Satyaprakash.
Common Ailments and Conditions. What is best Yoga Practice with Frances Lumley.
How Can Yoga help Sports People with Paul Fox.
Meditation & Personal Development Module with Maarten Vermaase.
Yoga for Children Teaching Training Module with Jane Rossi.
Yoga and Mental Health Module with Sannyasi Shantipriya & Sannyasi Amarajyoti.
Teaching Yoga for people with ME & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Fiona Agombar.
Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) with Kathryn Varley.
Breathing Practices (Pranayama Sadhana) with Swami Vedantananda.
Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs with Alison Trewhela.
Anatomy of Yoga with Loretta Stowell
Mindfulness with Sheila Webb
Dru Yoga Fast-Track Teacher Training Course with Padma McIntyre & others
Dru Yoga Teacher Training Course (Two Year Teacher Training course completed Jan 2017
Dru Meditation Teacher Training Course (Two year Course) with Padma McIntyre & others
Dru Meditation Advanced Teacher Training (ongoing) with Maggie Brizzi & others
I continually try to find ways to help enhance the health and well-being of my students and am currently undertaking further training in the following: -
Yoga Therapy – Yoga United - Module 1 (March 2019 – 2021) with Judy Sampath and others
Yoga Therapy – Whole Person Healing – (May 2021 - ongoing)