yoga has always been a part of my life
I am a yoga teacher, writer, creative leader and innovator. Yoga has always been a part of my life; one of my earliest memories is of watching my grandmother lighting ghee-soaked wicks to greet the rising sun, a ritual that I continue to this day, even though I now salute the sun as it rises above the London skyline. My yoga classes reflect my experience and I am inspired by nature, culture, philosophy, myth and the world around us. I combine dynamic breath-led yoga, qigong and meditation with restorative calm; in sequences that help my students to discover their own creative expression and awaken their spirit.
I co-founded the youth arts and education charity Eastside Educational Trust, which provides creative opportunities to disadvantaged children and young people across London. I served as the charity’s Director for twenty-three years (1994-2017), working in partnership with organisations as varied as Adobe, the British Film Institute and Disney. I have an MA in English and Modern Languages from Oxford University and a Diploma in Arts Management from Birkbeck College. My main focus is now on writing and teaching yoga.
Alongside my yoga teaching, I am an independent assessor for Arts Council, England, on the advisory board of The Literacy Consultancy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. I also write for a range of creative publications as well as creating content for the UK’s leading online yoga website, Movement for Modern Life.
I trained as a yoga teacher at Yoga on the Lane with Naomi Annand and Adam Hocke. I trained with Charlotta Martinus and the Teen Yoga Foundation at Yogacampus to teach yoga and mindfulness to teenagers. I also trained in qigong and yoga with Mimi Kuo-Deemer.
Education, training and qualifications
200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga on the Lane with Naomi Annand & Adam Hocke - (200 hours)
Teen Yoga & Mindfulness Training Level 3 Sports Coach with Teen Yoga @ Yogacampus - (60 hours)
Qigong for Yoga Teachers: Immersion at Triyoga with Mimi Kuo-Deemer - (16 hours)
Vinyasa Flow: A Teacher’s Immersion at Triyoga with Mimi Kuo-Deemer - (35 hours)
Diploma in Arts Management at Birkbeck College, University of London
MA English & Modern Languages (Spanish) at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
BA Hons English & Modern Languages (Spanish) at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)