Creator, owner and teacher at Soul Seeker Yoga. I'm passionate about yoga and love to share that with anyone who's interested. I feel truly grateful every time I'm in front of a class - it's a constant source of inspiration to watch clients flourish in their yoga practise and there's never a class that doesn't fly by!
Yoga came to me as a teenager when I first began experiencing the numinous in the Universe, my passion for the inner journey has been with me ever since. I've been a constant student of life, curious about human motivations and seeking to understand myself as fully as possible. In my 20's I had my first experience of postural (physical) yoga when Ashtanga Vinyasa was experiencing a rapid escalation in popularity in London and I loved it. My physical practice followed the ebb and flow of life but then became very devoted and soon after that I knew my dharma was to teach.
My journey with yoga began when I was 19, it was love at first asana! It all made sense, though as I continued to practice I wanted to seek more and so decided to become a Sivananda Yoga Teacher. From there, I taught at an established holistic studio in York. Travel and living overseas continued my exploration of different styles of yoga which deepened and developed my practice extensively, especially my travels to the source of yoga - India, immersing myself in a yoga ashram and onward on my spiritual journey.
Further to these studies, the pregnancies of my closest friends prompted me to research further into how yoga may assist in pregnancy. It's huge benefits encouraged me to qualify as a pregnancy yoga teacher, combining yoga with an awareness of the medical perspective of pregnancy. Yoga is such a gift, one which I believe we should all afford ourselves in our busy lives. It's given me a sense of purpose, fulfilment and inner harmony. I look forward to meeting and practising with you!
Yoga has always been in my life. It was something that was practiced on a mat, and off a mat in our house when I was growing up and it remains so to this day. While my physical practice remained relatively constant and I explored various styles of yoga, I came to deepen my practice and embark on my journey to teaching yoga through the British Wheel of Yoga. I love to learn and firmly believe we are all eternally students. I'm passionate about every aspect of yoga and the immense benefits it can bring to us in every way, physically and emotionally.
Yoga is not about the perfect pose, it's about keeping your heart open, uniting the mind, the body and the soul. In my classes I aim to cultivate an environment where we'll work hard to access that union, practicing with warmth, compassion and kindness. During our time on the mat together we will weave our way through some lovely flows, explore pranayama and meditation and often visit a little bit of myth along the way!
Growing up I was someone who avoided any kind of sport or exercise, so I first tried yoga in my late teens as an "easy" option for doing some physical activity but instead, found the practice physically challenging – however I fell in love with savanasa (final resting pose) and kept coming back for the mental, emotional and spiritual clarity I felt after each class. Through the years, my love for yoga continued to grow and the practice taught me so much about discipline, commitment, strength and love. As my practice developed, I wanted to share what I was learning and experiencing - I felt a strong call to teach - and so decided to take my teacher training and step into my purpose.
Teaching yoga and sharing the practice with others brings me such deep joy and it’s an honour to hold space for others. My aim is to help every student to cultivate a deeper connection between their body, mind and breath – and ultimately their inner divine essence. I can’t wait to connect with you in class!
My passion for the practice was first ignited by a Vinyasa class that I attended with the intention of doing something good for my body. As I walked away from the class I felt empowered within my body, but also noticed that my busy mind had been calmed too. I began exploring ways to bring these sensations off the mat and into my daily life. It was not long before I realised that I wanted to share this with others, so I travelled to Bali, training at the Bali Yoga School to become a Vinyasa Yoga teacher.
In my classes I aim to provide a safe, welcoming and playful space that allows you to explore and challenge yourself both inside and out. I use a combination of smooth flows between transitions, creative sequencing and a meditative focus on aligning the breath to the body. In this way cultivating energy, peace and fluidity both on and off the mat.