“I have peen practicing yoga for approximately 30 years. In that time, yoga has supported me with health and lifestyle improvements physically, mentally and emotionally. I was keen to share the benefits of yoga with others.
I completed a year long foundation course with the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) and followed that with a three year BWY teaching diploma. I have been teaching classes in and around the Forest of Dean since 2007. It is rewarding to watch students develop over time, finding a yoga style that suits them, that can be used to support their lives. Students report improved sleep, reduction in stress, better pain management, improved posture, flexibility, mobility and greater strength. Yoga has taught me the benefits of slowing down, being more mindful and enjoying a more balanced, peaceful life. In 2016 I retired from an NHS management role to create a better work/life balance. I have been able to increase the number of yoga classes I can offer, sharing my love of yoga with even more students who wish to improve their lives.
I am currently undertaking training in Yoga Therapy with Yoga United and look forward to being able to offer yoga therapy appointments in addition to existing classes and 1:1 sessions both on line and in person as appropriate.
In April 2020 I took on the role of The British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) County Representative which involves organising training updates for yoga teachers and also yoga workshops and events for students and teachers. This is a voluntary role but keeps me better connected with other BWY teachers."