I took my first yoga class when I was 17, and over the last 18 years my mat has been a source of comfort and support. Living in London for 33 years gave me access to train and learn with some of the top teachers in the world. I was able to try a huge variety of styles and approaches. It was a great experience and as often as I can I travel back to London to top up my trainings.
My first teacher training was in Sivandana yoga. I used to live near the Sivandana centre in London and enjoyed the classes that I attended so once I quit my stressful, but successful project manager job in television, I headed to India. I was there for three months, one of which I spent in an Ashram in Maduri, living and studying the yogic life. It was a great experience, and led to a 200 hour yoga teaching qualification.
2 months later I tried my first Anusara class at the Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali. A year later I started my second 200 hour yoga teaching qualification in Anusara. By this point I had moved to Cyprus and was teaching and giving Shiatsu, but every month I would fly back to London to train with my teacher Bridget Woods-Kramer at the renowned Triyoga studio.
Just as I was coming close to completing the Anusara Elements teacher training I met Anna Zorzou. She invited me to join the YogaWorks teacher training that she was running in Cyprus. I knew the standard of the YogaWorks training, and had trained with a few of the teachers, and just couldn't turn down the opportunity to study with Anna. 7 months later I completed my third 200 hour Yoga teaching qualification. My latest qualification is in Perinatal Yoga with the Birthlight Trust. I am a fully qualified Birthlight Pregnancy and Postnatal yoga teacher.