Yoga has been a part of my life for over 20 years, and I have been teaching, sometimes alongside other work, since 2000. I practised for many years and trained to teach within a tradition, which gave me a solid understanding of the aims and techniques of yoga. Over recent years I have come to feel that there are many tensions between the methods and philosophical underpinning of ancient, Eastern wisdom, and our modern, Western ways of seeing and understanding our world. As a result, I have become interested in how the techniques of yoga can be used in ways that are most useful and appropriate to our time and culture.
For myself, I am interested in practices which help me to feel at ease in my own body and mind, and hence more able to be of use in the world. Grounding, coming into the experience of the body, moving from busyness and noise towards becoming still and quiet - these are the things that help me to meet the challenges of life in our busy world, and that I offer to you in my classes.