HOW THIS CAME ABOUT
I am not fully known to myself, because part of what I am is the enigmatic traces of others.
We are all in this together.
My first yoga class was in 2008 with my now long-term teacher and mentor Mick Barnes at the Yoga Factory in Sydney, Australia. The strong physical Jivamukti and Ashtanga based practice was empowering because it was framed by relevant, practical philosophical teachings. The yamas and the niyamas. The value of remembering our personal ethics, contributing to social justice, the importance of activism, and the observance of honouring our bodies; recognising these principles within our being - not just as things we do.
Working in social justice throughout my life I have developed the view that true community vibrancy emerges from the ability of us all to
embrace our diversity
to empower ourselves through truthful and compassionate self reflection
to witness and support the empowerment of others
and to remember that we are all interdependent.
I share yoga asana and meditation practices with others because I know that they have helped me consistently through the years to recognise my own habits, to acknowledge my fears, my inhibitions. I share it because of the community we create and the insight and healing which arises from community space.
Since moving to London in 2014, I trained to teach yoga asana, meditation and pranayama with Rahoul Masrani at Yoga London.
My current practice and my teaching is an ongoing exploration of these practices across yoga lineages, but also of feminist, social activist, and mindfulness philosophies.
I teach to those first starting yoga asana and to those with many years of practice.
I have trained in trauma-informed yoga and work with Ourmala, a London-based charity supporting refugee communities with free yoga classes.
My training is not in a specific lineage but emerges from the teachers I work with long term, and the dedicated students with whom I am lucky to practice regularly.
See you soon?
The more I see, the less I know, the more I like to let it go.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers