I have been practicing yoga for around 20 years with lots of amazing teachers around Edinburgh. My general practice is based around Ashtanga, and I spent many years under the wonderful tutoring of Rowena Warren (now Morris) at The Yoga Room.
My original teacher training was with the Classical Yoga School (CYS) in Perth, where I gained a 200-hour RYS certificate in Hatha Raja Yoga. Mainly concentrating on the principles and teachings of Ashtanga Yoga. However, we also had workshops on the teachings of Sivananda, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow, T’ai Chi and Shiatsu as well as teachings on the Philosophy of Yoga. Pranayama and the Chakras.
Since then, I have gained a further 200-hour RYS certificate with Chi Therapeutics based in Finland. This covers the more therapeutic side of yoga including Yin, Therapeutic Hatha and Acupressure. I have also completed a CET course with Jambo Truong in Forrest Yoga as well as CPD workshops with Clara Roberts Oss in Vinyasa. This is where most of my teaching influence stems from today. My anatomy knowledge has been furthered with CPD weekends with Leslie Kaminoff, David Keil and Chris Kummer in anatomy and the art of adjusting. I have also recently completed a 10-month anatomy course with Gary Carter.
As I am very active and also a keen cyclist and spinning instructor, I have a great interest in teaching yoga to people who do sports. I believe that yoga is a really good complimentary practice for any activity that puts pressure on the muscles, fascia and joints.
My classes are generally a mix of yoga styles dependent on the class. They involve building strength, flexibility and stretching overused muscles and tightened tissue. I love teaching beginners as I believe it is important to build a strong foundation in your practice.
Hope to see you on the mat!