I have practised yoga since 2002, prompted by a book I came across in the library. Curious and determined, I attended my first class - aged 15 - with two thoughts in mind: "This is going to be easy" and "I’m going to be ace". Luckily for me, neither were true.
I completed my training with the British Wheel of Yoga in 2015 under the guidance of Richard Adamo, who had been my teacher since 2006, when I began attending his classes as an undergraduate student in desperate need of escaping the library (there’s a theme here).
Informed by a long-term Ashtanga practice that has radically changed shape over the years, my teaching incorporates a wide-range of movement practices and research. I believe we need a varied, balanced and unrestricted "movement diet" that combines strength and flexibility in a way that avoids repetitive strain, and ensures that our bodies are adequately prepared to do what we are asking of them.
You can expect my classes to focus on mindful movement and general mobility, where I encourage a fun, thoughtful and non-competitive approach. My teaching aims to support the development of a sustainable, independent and personal yoga practice.
I am interested in teaching yoga as a method of cross-training for sports to help prevent injury and improve performance, as well as quality of life outside of sporting events and achievements. As a keen road cyclist, I have been running a Yoga for Cyclists Winter Training course in Oxford since 2015. I am the current Women’s Officer for the Cowley Road Condors, a Level 1 British Cycling coach, Wheels for All session leader, Cyclox Co-ordinator and co-founder of VeloVedic cycling and yoga events.