Yoga has become like a reliable old friend. It found me during my troubled teens, over 16 years ago now. At first I was drawn to a more physical Ashtanga practise and soon went on to enjoy Vinyasa Flow. I’ve also worked with Jivamukti, Hot Yoga and Hatha. This training is still incorporated into my teaching today but my main focus now is Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan. I also bring together my background and enjoyment of Vinyasa with Kundalini, into a style I call Tantric Flow.
When I’d decided I wanted to train as a yoga teacher, I went on a mission to find the right yoga for me. That was when I went to my first Kundalini Yoga class. I didn’t quite get what happened to me during that class but something shifted, the teachings had touched me and I wanted to know more. That was six years ago and I’m still amazed by them. My Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training course with Amrit Nam Sarovar, under the guidance of Ishwara Kaur, will stay with me as one of the most powerful, transforming, crazy, cool years of my life. Kundalini training is as much about teaching yourself about you as it is about learning the practise. I’m discovering more all the time too; about myself, the teachings and the best way to share them. They are magical and I am in honour of Yogi Bhajan, the great man who brought them to the West.
Now I teach Kundalini Yoga to students, adults and children (I am also trained in Starchild Yoga, a form of Kundalini Yoga mixed with Montessori methods). I’ve also brought my love of yoga and writing together in Wild Writing workshops, where meditation and free writing is used in a fun way (we’ve had Mad Hatter’s tea parties and Ab’ Fab’ parties, shweedy). These actually bring quite deep insight, when we finally start to read between the lines of our output or hat choice!
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My Tantric Flow sessions, incorporating Flow Yoga with Kundalini, which is similar to the likes of Shiva Rae’s Prana Flow and Sianna Sherman’s Mythic Yoga Flow, both of which inspire me greatly. In my Tantric Flow teachings, breathing is used to open the body as we move or hold certain postures and then meditative Tantric methods are brought in to really feel and direct those shifts. Mantras are used and some chanting but there are also beat-driven vibes for the flow. The emphasis is on bringing enjoyment and centring to the body in a fun, sensual way, whilst working to expand the energy into a more collective ideal.
Yoga for me is a lifestyle; a way of being that can be brought in to every aspect of our lives. It has brought me peace, awareness (about myself and others) and a greater sense of compassion, as well as a healthy, ache free, strong and toned body. It should, without a doubt, be part of the national curriculum and I do my bit to share as much as I can.
My style of teaching is friendly and down-to-earth. I will push you to push yourself but will never force. Many of my students have become friends and several have gone on to train as yoga teachers themselves.
If you’re reading this page then something will have called you here. I encourage you to follow that call; come to a class or call me for more information. I’m here for you. There is a way through every block.