(IYN Certified & Registered 200 hour Yoga Teacher)
(Fully Insured with BGI)
A little about me...
I was initially drawn to yoga for medical reasons (as a result of experiencing spinal injuries and nerve damage), but I then embarked upon such an amazing journey which has blown my mind and heart wide open and continues to fill my life with gratitude and wonder.
In 2010, I started to study and practice yoga under the guidance of Steve Harrison and Sarah Wilkes-Harrison at the Yoga Sanctuary, Southampton, UK, and it has simply transformed my life. I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training programme there in 2014 and then studied 18 months of a yoga deepening programme. Over 6 years, I studied a number of yoga, meditation, scripture and philosophy courses and I discovered a profound love for kirtan at the Yoga Sanctuary. I studied with Steve until I moved to Austria in July 2016 and I draw my inspiration from all that I learned at the Yoga Sanctuary and the teachings of our Guru Swami Yogeshwaranand Paramhansa (formerly known as Vyas Devji) of Yoga Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, Gangotri, and Uttarkashi; among other yoga Masters.
My Vedanta and Kriya Yoga teacher, Master Sri M of the Satsang Foundation. Sri M is a spiritual guide, social reformer and educationist – from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He is a living yogi, who has dedicated his life to yoga and serving others in the name of peace. You can follow his satsangs here: https://satsang-foundation.org/category/videos/satsangs.
I have attended Satsanga, सत्सङ्ग, satsaṅga with various teachers in the U.K., India, Austria, Switzerland and Portugal. Steve really instilled in me a love for Satsang, which is typically sitting with a teacher and listening to or reading the ancient teachings and scriptures, or reflections on life. It's a dialogue on reality, permanent or impermanent. To be able to learn how to listen and to train to sit still in meditation and inner reflection form parts of the process. To look at life's and one's own processes and what is behind it all, to discover the truth, how to arrive at a clear mind.
I qualified as a Yoga Bananas Technique Children's Yoga Teacher (3-11 yrs) in June 2016 and as a Yoga Bananas Technique Teen Yoga Teacher in 2019. Sharing yoga with children in a fun and beautiful approach which incorporates all the elements of Hatha Yoga through story-telling is a real joy. I really enjoy working with children as I have a background in teaching as a qualified Modern Foreign Languages Secondary School 11-18 years Teacher (Spanish, French & Portuguese) and I have been teaching young people and adults for the past 20 years or so.