I have been teaching yoga since 2003 (though have taught other sports and activities since 1987). My yoga teaching is a blend of the traditional hatha yoga I have practised and learnt over many years, combined with up-to-date sports science and sports psychology information.
I started practising yoga back in 1995 when I was pregnant as I found I was unable to continue the climbing, running, and mountain biking I had been doing. I though I was going to practise yoga just for the duration of pregnancy but I have found that I never wanted to stop. It was a surprise to find that yoga enabled me to stay strong and fit and to steadily increase that strength and fitness. At the same time I have increased in flexibility, overall health, and emotional balance and well-being.
I think of yoga as a ‘toolbox’ of practices to support your journey through life. Some days I choose the big tools, the more challenging postures or sequences, in order to work harder and on other days the smaller tools, restorative and relaxing practices, are better suited. There is no day when yoga doesn’t feature in some form in my life.
A regular yoga practice is ideal for people of all ages and all levels of fitness. Yoga is also helpful for anyone wishing to improve performance in a wide range of sports and activities.
Details of my qualifications can be found here.
Some of my yoga students are also athletes (recreational or competitive) and would be also interested in my other website, aimed at the yoga and coaching needs of endurance athletes. Please visit ‘Swim Bike Run Yoga‘.