I think of myself as a facilitator - someone who helps others to find their way to healing. I have always been interested in the physiology of chronic pain, having suffered periods of it myself as a result of injuries. I also understand how stressful modern life can be, having suffered with stressful periods in my own life which led me directly to the work I now do. I found that receiving regular bodywork and practicing yoga allowed me to reconnect with myself and find relief from pain and stress.
We don’t get a manual when we get a body and it can take us our whole lives to work out how to look after it. Life is about learning the best ways to engage with our bodies so that we are able to do everything we want to. When we are suffering with pain, learning how to care for ourselves is one of the keys to becoming pain free. That is why I am so passionate about teaching other people different ways that they can care for themselves through movement, yoga, breathwork & meditation.
Throughout my life I’ve been influenced by a love of movement including yoga, dance, tai chi, mountaineering and rock climbing. I am endlessly curious about the body and the ways in which our everyday actions are manifest in our bodies. I believe that movement is fundamental to feeling happy and healthy.
I have trained with Sarah Cohen MTI, Jing, Darien Pritchard, John Gibbons, Jason Crandell and Christina Sell. If you want to see what I am qualified in, please click here. My learning never ends and my clients are often the people who teach me the most. I took my first intensive yoga teacher training at Yogaview in Chicago in 2012, and have returned several times since to delve deeper into my practice. I honor and acknowledge all of my teachers for opening so many doors for me to learn about myself. My personal yoga and meditation practice is both my tool for self-enquiry and the source from which I am able to teach.