I began my Yoga practice in February 1987 with Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, studying under Guru Sangat Singh, Shiv Charan Singh and Guru Dharam Singh.
Circumstances led to me teaching within two years, and this prompted study across a wide range of approaches. Interests in moving meditation led to experimentation with Osho’s dynamic/dance meditations, and these were blended into my teaching style.
While studying and performing in a variety of dance styles, I underwent training with VTOL Dance Co., Russel Maliphant, Kirstie Simson, Scott Clark, Motionhouse, Angus Balbirnie and Stephen Petronio amongst others.
Yoga was used to inform my movement and choreographic vocabulary during this time, and in the study of various martial arts from Karate, and Kung Fu, to Capoeira and Tai Ch’i with Dan Docherty, and especially in Aikido under Senseis Minoru Kanetsuka and William Smith, Yoga proved invaluable to me in a supplementary and rehabilitative capacity.
In a parallel career in Social Services I worked with Yoga to improve the quality of life experience for many client groups including young people, adults with physical and mental health problems, and those with learning difficulties.
In recent years my Yoga practice has been strongly influenced by the approach of Erich Schiffmann, and by Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri K, Pattabi Jois. Study with David Swenson, Edward Clark, Sharat Rangaswami, Godfrey Devereaux, Mike Nevitt and others has developed my understanding of the subject.
In a return to performing in 1999, I worked on a video performance project with internationally acclaimed Tripsichore Yoga Theatre Company.
As well as certification in teaching Yoga, Yoga Therapy, and Stress Management Trainer/Consultant. I have recently qualified as an NLP Master Practitioner.
Having lived and worked in London for 8 years I taught Yoga classes, private lessons, and workshops across a number of London boroughs with clients including amateur and professional athletes, performers, colleges, universities, health clubs, and local authority departments.
Since relocating to Bournemouth on the South coast, I continue to develop my teaching based on my experiences in my personal practice, my varied influences, and the feedback from my clients and students.
I have recently led enjoyable week long Yoga holidays in Turkey, taught and performed in Russia and am a supporter of World Yoga Day .
I am Registered YogaTeacher , at Yoga elder level, of the Independent Yoga Network.
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