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My Yoga is unashamedly personal

– that's how it should be for us all 

 

I have taken the marvelous techniques of yoga, taught to me by various teachers, from many different traditions and parts of the world [I will credit each one later], to transform my whole

outlook on life.I have been passing on the love and benefits of yoga for over ten years, and I can only say that teaching yoga for me gets better and better.

In my classes, as in this web site, you’ll find new ideas, new ways of looking at yourself and the people in your life. In here I hope you will find some yoga tid-bits that you can apply to everyday life. I would like for this website to whet your appetite so that you will come to experience more of the vast new horizons of yoga.
I know it can transform your life from the inside out
and from the outside in.
I know because I have tried it. You won’t know until you try.
I hope you will come to yoga with an open mind and an open heart. Practice the exercises and the meditations. They have transformed my life for the better.
I know they can do the same for you.

 

“Doing is believing” Yogi Bhajan

 

My classes are yoga for householders,and for everyone who has to cope with the daily stresses and challenges of keeping jobs, bringing up families, managing businesses,dealing with money issues, relationships. It gives results in the shortest possible time.
You don’t have to be bendy, or fit. For the physical exercises if you can breathe and just lean in the right direction, you’ll be benefitted.
You should have seen me when I first started, the lumpiest, most un-coordinated person on the planet.
Yoga is like a magic crystal. It will make your life shine. I can give it to you and still keep it for myself. In fact the sharing of it makes it brighter for me .

My Yoga History.
I started practicing over thirty years ago at a night school and simply went one evening a week. I was hooked almost immediately. I bought a book and with it’s help did a bit of the practice at home because I always felt so much better when I did.
Then twenty tears ago I went to Skiros , a holistic holiday centre in Greece, and there I practiced every day with a teacher for two weeks. At the end of the two weeks..wow. how did I feel? Brilliant. I felt lighter, much more positive, more joyful, more alive.
Through doing exercises? I started to really learn the power of yoga. I came home and found a new teacher, who happened to be the future Chairman of the BWY, and was running a teacher training course. I jumped on it, eager to learn more. After a year into the course, Satya Prem, my teacher, telephoned one day and said ” I have found you a class to teach”... “What?” I said. To which he replied. “You can do it”. And I did. I have never looked back. I found my niche. This is where I want to be. This is what I want to do. I love it. there is never a day that I do not want to turn up at a class. There is never a day I do not think about my students and what we are going to do, to think about, this week.

I finished the BWY Teacher Training Course and went on to do a Two Year Yoga Therapy Course at the Royal Homeopathic Hospital on Great Ormond Street, London, specialising in Well Woman.. all aspects of women’s health... management of lower back pain with yoga, breathing disorders and help with yoga for cancer patients and their carers.

I then went to India to the Bihar School of Yoga ashram to do a five month course in yogic studies, the philospohy, yoga therapy and psychology, and to live an ashram life. After coming home I have studied in depth with Shiva Rea, for flow yoga, and I also went to America to study and do more teacher training with Erich Schiffman. [See his website www.movingintostillness.com]. I have continued studies for meditation and relaxation with the Satyananda [Bihar School] and also hold Teacher Training Certificates for teaching yoga to children and for directing Foundation Courses at both levels.

Practising and teaching yoga is my full time work and my passion. Accompanied with Reiki Healing, I have found that Reiki is so close to yoga in many ways. It walks hand in hand and certainly along the path of personal and spiritual development.

As a yoga teacher and therapist and a practising Reiki Master, I truly believe that the yoga philosophy has something to offer everyone.