I have been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching full time since 2010. I approach teaching yoga as an art form that begins as a study of a subject and evolves into a study of ourselves.
Our own personal idiosyncracies, tendencies, fixed ideas and habitual holding patterns will show up again and again and revel themselves through the practice of asana. Observing them is the first stage and then noticing their effects on our posture, breathing and beyond. Once we are aware of them we can begin to change them and this is where yoga becomes a practice of somatics and embodiment. Tracking internally the lines of energy that flow through the body and where they are stuck is a practice and a discipline as we will come up against ourselves again and again but each time we show up to meet ourselves where we are is an opportunity to learn something, discover deeper layers and appreciate the beauty and intricacy that is a vital part of the human experience.
My lifelong interest in art and philosophy particularly in the field of dance and movement history means I am always seeking out the roots and origins of where movement originates from. I dont believe any form of movement is superior to another or even radically different. There is a kinetic life force present in all of us and yoga is just one path to awaken it.
I teach weekly studio classes and short courses but I mainly work one on one with people or in small groups.
This kind of focused attenton is really beneficial for those who want to work deeper not necessarily to advance their form, but to move towards autonomy and greater agency over their own body and practice.
Please contact me to discuss rates and block bookings
Reading list Resources for movement history / clarity in my studies
The Experimenters – Chance and Design at Black Mountain College – Eva Diaz
Yoga in Britain – Stretching Spirituality – Suzanne Newcombe
Being Watched Yvonne Rainer and the 1960’s – Carrie Lambert-Beatty
Where She Danced – Elizabeth Kendall
Radical Bodies – Anna Halprin, Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer in Californa and New York 1955-1972