How it started…

I have been practising yoga since 2001 and Qigong since 2017. My practice includes pranayama, yoga nidra, seasonal flow, vinyasa flow, yin and qigong.

All practices have influenced my physical, emotional and mental wellbeing and have been life changing. I am passionate about creating opportunities for others to experience the benefits yoga and qigong can bring.

My journey has been strongly influenced by the instruction and support I have received from the teachers who have inspired me and whose encouragement ultimately led me to train as a teacher.

My teaching journey started with teaching children yoga; having always enjoyed working with children and holding a firm belief in making things better and easier for them, it seemed natural to combine two of my passions – yoga and children.

If only I had known then how simple breathing activities could help calm my mind and balancing as a tree could help focus my mind…..perhaps exams wouldn’t have been so stressful and bullying not been so distressing.

I now teach all age groups from babies to teens and adults, including children with additional needs.  My classes are influenced by the styles of yoga I have practised over the years and the teachers who have inspired me. I teach from the heart and with a sense of humour.

I believe yoga is creative, fun and educational, suitable for all ages and capabilities. Yoga gives us the understanding and practical applications to be the best people we can be and to live by our values; it is an honour to have this practice in my life.

I completed my 200 hours with Seasonal Yoga Academy in Glasgow and have continued learning through various CPD courses including Seasonal Yin, Advanced Seasonal Yang, Yoga Philosophy & Meditation and Seasonal Qigong.

I trained with Birthlight to teach babies and toddlers, and holds certifications in children’s yoga with Breathe and Be You, and yoga for additional needs, completed with Special Yoga.

A huge thank you to all my incredible teachers who have inspired me, encouraged me and taught me.

Julie Hanson, Karen Naismith, Marit Akintewe, Cathy Moran, Claire Davidson, Maureen Thorpe, Sue Woodds, Jenni White, Jane Blundell & Tracey Lysaght.