Background, teaching and practise
My journey with yoga started in 2011 with regular private Ashtanga Vinyasa lessons with Charlie Rugman Taylor over a period of six years while living in London.
From 2016-2017 I assisted Jess Glenny at her Mysore studio in Greenwich until I left for Mysore in 2017.
I lived in Mysore, India (birthplace of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga) practicing and studying with Ajay Kumar over a period of two years and also completed my Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher Training with him. I have also taught classes and retreats in Laos, Thailand and Senegal before returning back home to Scotland in 2019.
I taught at Prana Yoga Studio for a few months before the pandemic came. Since then, I had a break and focused on learning Vinyasa Krama with Matthew Sweeney and have recently received authorisation to teach Chandra Krama series.
After six years of Ashtanga Vinyasa practice I completed my Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher training in Mysore with Ajay Kumar in 2017.
In 2022 I was given authorisation by Matthew Sweeney to teach Chandra Krama series after practising with him over the last few years.
In my classes I share what has been passed onto me by my teachers. My classes focus on alignment, giving modifications and hands on adjustments to students where needed. With particular emphasis on the breath and focus on stambha (pause).
I approach each student differently, depending on what they need. I like to have an individualist approach to teaching. I encourage self-practice and want to give students the tools to practice, without having to always rely on a teacher.
I practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa for ten years before transitioning to Vinyasa Krama as taught by Matthew Sweeney. This has been my main practice since 2020 and I continue to practice regularly with Matthew. The variety of sequences provided by his teaching allows me to diversify my practice depending on what my body needs on any given day. Occasionally I am still practising Ashtanga primary series when I feel it's needed for my body.
The past three years I have been practising a few foundation pranayama techniques (viloma, ujjayi with blocks), kevala khumbaka and meditation. Giving more attention and time to these practices has brought much more ease to my asana practice, with less force and more fluidity and stability.
I also continue to study with my teacher B.Naga Kumar at the Mumuksha Centre in Mysore where he teaches Past Life Regression and Meditation.
I remain in deep gratitude to all my teachers on this journey Matthew Sweeney, B.Naga Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Laura Farrier and Charlie & Alice Taylor Rugman.