We are a small group of ashtanga yoga teachers based in Sheffield. For my part, I first started yoga using a Barbara Currie DVD and soon got hooked! I wanted to learn more so started to attend classes. I tried Hatha, Iyengar, Sivananda and Ashtanga to get a taste of the yoga styles in my local area and found that I enjoyed Ashtanga the most. At that stage however, I would go to any class that mentioned yoga!
Whilst attending classes I was fortunate to meet Kamal Paul and Lesley Sheridan, both of whom gave me initial mentoring in Sivananda/Ashtanga/Hatha/Iyengar. I formalised my Ashtanga Teacher Training with Brian Cooper and Nawajoyti of Union Yoga, Edinburgh in 2005 and my Hatha Teacher Training with the British Wheel of Yoga in 2008.
I extended my teacher training studies to cover the intermediate ashtanga series with the inspiring Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann having completed a further 70 hours training at their ashtanga centre in Miami, The Miami Life Centre. Kino is the youngest, female Patabhi Jois certified Ashtanga Teacher to date. Tim is an authorized teacher and established pupil of Lino Miele.
I have also been fortunate enough to be taught by Gingi Lee, Michael Gannon, John & Lucy Scott, David Williams, Radha and Pierre, Joey Milnes and Donna Southwell, Matt Ryan and Lino Miele. Having just had my second beautiful baby son, I have resumed practising primary and second series ashtanga, mainly mysore-style.
In now practice with Hamish Hendry at Ashtanga Yoga London monthly, I attend Joey Miles classes at the Yoga Space in Leeds most weeks and have had the great fortune to study with Sharath twice. I plan to go back to Mysore to study at KPJAYI as frequently as I can.
I have taught in London previously and have been teaching locally for a number of years. I currently hold classes in S6 (Buddhist Centre, Walkley), S11 (Yoga at the Reach, Hunters Bar and Devonshire Villas).
I run and arrange workshops, provide 1-2-1's and practice Thai Massage.
My students are my greatest inspiration and I am thankful to them for their great enthusiasm.
Much of the credit for my love of teaching Ashtanga goes to the attendees of my Thursday night class at the Buddhist Centre. This was my first class in Sheffield and I feel very honoured to have taught you all and I look forward to continuing to do so into the future. I also look forward to the challenge of trying to better my ranking as 6th best yoga teacher in Sheffield (you know who you are!).