Me with my children practicing Tree posture, vrksasana

With my children practicing Tree posture, vrksasana

Yoga is a philosophy that originated in India 5,000 years ago. Everyone can practice yoga, regardless of age, sex or ability. Yoga offers us a holistic approach to body, mind and spirit, which can provide us with the ‘tools’ to cope with the challenges of daily life.

You can practice Yoga for simple health and fitness, help with managing stress or to embark on a whole new way of life. By making yoga a part of your daily routine, you will become aware of subtle changes in your approach to life. In your yoga class you may well begin to glimpse a state of inner peace….your true Nature.

The Sanskrit word yoga is translated as union, this union being between mind, body and spirit and also between the individual and the Divine/Universe. In the West, the most widely taught form of yoga is Hatha Yoga which involves postures (asanas) to stretch and flex the body, develop breath awareness and control (pranayama), relaxation and meditation.


Being in the Moment

Asanas strengthen and tone the body and improve the flow of energy – regulating physical systems of the body and breath, and stilling the mind for meditation. The aim in any branch of Yoga is to reach Samadhi, a blissful state at one with the Universe.

Yoga & Me

I have been practising Hatha Yoga since 1997, not just physically but incorporating all the principles of Yoga into my daily routine.

Me with Dr David Lewis discussing Neti PotsI qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the Bristish School of Yoga, and I have been honoured to have appeared on a DVD with Dr David Lewis, former TV-am psychologist, talking about and demonstrating Jala Neti (nasal washing) and Yogic Breathing (

I run local classes by evening, and include all aspects of Yoga in my teaching. I teach my students how to incorporate Chakra balancing/activation into the postures and encourage everyone to have a strong link between Body, Mind & Spirit.

My classes are fun, gentle and relaxed. They may seem to be quite long but this is due to the relaxed nature of my teaching and I like to incorporate some stress-relief exercises such as laughter Yoga into the evening, giving a completely holistic experience.

Yoga, Meditation & Healing Retreats

I have run many weekend retreats in the past, and hope to run some in future. Watch this space!

Please note I am not teaching Yoga at present.