My teaching combines a deep appreciation for the roots of Yoga as an ancient Indian spiritual discipline and a passion for sharing its extensive physical and psychological benefits.
Yoga helps build and maintain functional strength and mobility which hugely improve quality of life and longevity. However, the true rewards come from beyond the physical postures as we learn to cultivate connection and compassion towards ourselves and others.
We don’t practice yoga because we want to be able to stand on our heads (although that is a satisfying perk) but because the process in itself brings a sense of peace and purpose. This enables us to become better fellow citizens as we skilfully respond and engage with the world around us.
My classes aim to move your body and still your mind. We will focus on connecting breath with movement as you drop your attention into the experience of the body to keep you firmly anchored to each moment of the practice. Expect warming energetic sequences as I guide you through a generous amount of sun salutations, a sprinkling of challenging asanas, some slow and satisfying stretches, and a long relaxing savasana. I hope that you’ll finish class with a little smile on your face - feeling restored and energised.
I was first introduced to yoga as a teenager living on Dartmoor by family friend and wonderful Ashtanga teacher Yasmin Kay in the mid 00s. It wasn’t until a decade later in London - when I found myself battling with the usual stresses of living in a big city - that I truly discovered the enormous benefits of yoga, and it became an essential part of my life.
After falling in love with the city - I moved to Berlin in 2016 and in January of 2017 I briefly fled the snowy European capital to enrol in a 200 hour yoga teacher training with Frog Lotus International in the sunny Andalusian hills. Back in Berlin, I took part in a mentorship programme with my brilliant asana and meditation teacher Victoria Larsson before I began to teach my own regular classes.
After moving back to the UK I completed my Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli in the autumn of 2018 while pregnant with my first child.
I now live in the beautiful village of Lustleigh where I spent my childhood. Since having my son I’ve been rediscovering my yoga practice with the curiosity and patience required as a mother of a tiny person.
I am currently enrolled in a two year Yoga Therapy Diploma with the Devon School of Yoga.
Inclusivity & Charity
Yoga should, of course, be for everybody regardless of ability or background. I am very aware that in the UK it is predominantly accessed by white, affluent, able bodied practitioners. Because people who have been marginalised are underrepresented in yoga, and it’s important to redress the balance, I would like to offer reduced or free classes to anyone who needs them. Just get in touch via email - it would be lovely to hear from you.
15% of my yoga teaching income goes to charity with the majority of these donations going to South Asian causes. I deeply appreciate yoga's roots and hope to convey my gratitude by sharing my earnings with communities and individuals in South Asia and with the South Asian diaspora in the U.K.