I discovered yoga – specifically hot yoga - back in 2011. I had a recurring knee injury thanks to years of running, and hot yoga was a way to keep fit and active while I took a much needed break from pounding the pavements.
In yoga I found everything I was looking for in a form of exercise; strength, stamina and an incredible improvement in flexibility, but more than that, I found a way to de-stress, to zone out, to clear my mind of worry and anxiety and to bring focus and clarity to my thoughts… all without damaging my knees!
By 2015 I was practicing four to five times a week, and would often spend my weekends attending workshops in Birmingham and beyond. Yoga teacher training seemed like the natural next step, and in 2017 I enrolled on yogahaven's 200 hour teacher training course in Morocco, in January 2018.
my teaching journey
Training under yogahaven owner, Allie Hill, yoga teacher training was a life changing experience for me, as it led to the decision to end my 13 year career as a senior consultant for a global recruitment business and to embark on a new career as a freelance yoga teacher. I began teaching in February 2018, initially one-to-one and small group classes, before being offered regular teaching slots at yogahaven in Birmingham. I now teach hot yoga basics, vinyasa flow and fusion styles of yoga to classes of up to 40 students at yogahaven’s studio in central Birmingham, alongside one-to-one, small group and corporate classes in and around Birmingham.
I teach women and men of all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to experienced yoga practitioners and everyone in between. As for my style of teaching, my classes focus on breathing and alignment, with clear instruction and assists to allow students to flow safely and confidently from one pose to the next, often to the beat of an uplifting playlist...