I have been practising and teaching Yoga for over 30 years. My early experiences were mostly with teachers
in the Iyengar tradition. A precise and physically demanding discipline
where there is recognition that each yoga pose, the perseverance to master it
and to understand its meaning, is a lesson in life.
Later, I was to study Sivananda Yoga
which emphasises the five principles of right exercise (asana), right breathing
(pranayama), right relaxation, right thinking, and right diet. It involves the
asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing) practices of Hatha Yoga, the
devotion of Bhakti Yoga, the meditation of Raja Yoga, and the selfless service
of Karma Yoga.
More recently my teaching and personal
practice has been influenced by those following in the footsteps of Vanda
Scaravelli who worked with Iyengar and T.K.V. Desikachar. I have also been inspired by visits to the Yogananda ashram in Assissi, Italy, where I am discovering the relationship between my art training and Yoga studies.
regular workshops and retreats gives me a wide variety of influences from which
I can develop my own teaching style.
I am also a qualified Satvik Energy
Therapist and this intensive two year course has given me many additional tools and insights which I
use to enhance my personal practice and teaching.
“Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should happen within. If you walk in peace and express that peace in your very life, others will see you and learn something.” – Swami Satchidananda.
“Yoga is a light which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.”- Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar.