I am a Yoga and Pilates teacher, Therapist and Wellness Coach, with 18 year’s experience in holistic health (nutrition, herbal medicine, bodywork) and Yoga.
I have over 500 yoga teacher training hours, 4,500 teaching hours. I am blessed to have trained with many respected senior teachers of Iyengar, Asthanga, Hatha and Vinyasa yoga.
I continue to train under the instruction of my current teacher David Curtis of Vinyasa Yoga Ireland, who is a dedicated student of his teacher Zhander Remete (the founder of Shadow Yoga-Nrtta Sadhana).
I am the owner of Sadhana Yoga, (sadhana meaning practice or discipline) and I teach classical Hatha Yoga using the Vinyasa krama system.
The true meaning of the word Hatha is “force’ or ‘effort’, Vinyasa meaning “placement’ or ‘step-by-step’. The ‘effort’ refers to the requirements for us to move past our challenges (physical and mental) in order to develop and grow.
"Do Your Practice and All is Coming” ―Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois
The approach to the practice is progressive, dynamic and caters to the needs of the individual’s limitations. Forcing or pushing the body into poses it is not ready for, over-use of alignment techniques and under- use of the bodies natural movement patterns leads to injury and disillusionment.
For the practice to continually evolve the mind must pay keen attention to the activity while addressing the blockages and patterns that reveal themselves during the practice.
Through the practice of Asana (posture), Pranayama (breath) Dharana (concentration) and Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) students learn to move more mindfully, helping them to become more aware of their internal states and habits of body and mind.
Yoga is an experiential science of self study (Svadhyaya) cultivating personal awareness. The teachings of Yoga are relevant to everyday situations and can be explored in a practical manner each time we step onto the mat.
This allows us to practice the qualities of e.g. restraint, letting go, “staying”… and create new mind states and skills that we can thread into our everyday lives.