I fell in love with Iyengar yoga over 20 years ago during my sports science doctorate studies. I wanted to explore more holistic ways of working, but had no idea that yoga would become such an important part of life.
People ask why I do it – why spend two or three hours a day on a mat? Good question! For me, it is because yoga has no ceiling: the more I do the better I feel. Iyengar yoga has the capacity to adapt to meet the constantly shifting needs of the individual, be it physically, mentally or emotionally.
My academic background as a research scientist for Cambridge University involved trying to understand more about mental health, including the relationship between the mind and body. After qualifying as an Iyengar teacher I gradually moved away from academia to focus more on my teaching.
I’m continually surprised by the power of yoga and its ability to enhance the well-being of the whole person. Personally, I’ve experienced its value during some tough times such as pregnancy and major neurosurgery. This enables me to empathise with those who find yoga a challenge and I will support you to get the most out of your practice. It is very rewarding to pass on my enthusiasm for yoga to people of all ages or abilities, and to observe students as they progress over the years.
So whether you’re a complete beginner or a more experienced practitioner, I look forward to sharing some Iyengar yoga with you soon.
Very best wishes,