I’m fascinated by the wisdom held within our bodies and, importantly, how the body can move naturally towards healing when held within an environment that feels safe, compassionate and non-judgemental.

Over the last 7 years my work has involved  sharing yoga practices and tools of self inquiry in group classes, workshops, yoga teacher trainings and 1-2-1 sessions. I have also co-written a Self-Care Manual for women on behalf of Amina Women’s Resource Centre in Scotland, which is freely available for download here. I have worked with people of different abilities and backgrounds, including vulnerable groups who have experienced domestic abuse. 

I’ve undergone extensive study and practice in yoga and mindfulness (Forrest Yoga, Yin Yoga, iRest Yoga Nidra, Mindfulness Association UK), travelling far and wide to study and assist with highly skilled and experienced teachers (including Ana Forrest and senior teachers Cat Allen, Heidi Sormaz, Sandra Robinson, Jambo Truong). I have also completed the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills, and am currently in my final year of studying Somatic Experiencing (SE).

I incorporate yoga, mindfulness and compassion practices, and SOMATIC EXPERIENCING® into the work I do with individuals and groups. My clients tell me I have a gift for listening and being with individuals and groups in a way that creates warmth and acceptance. I am deeply grateful for this feedback. 

My approach is influenced and shaped by all the learning and personal healing I’ve experienced over the years. I’m inspired by the work of: Peter Levine, Stephen Porges, Deb Dana, Gabor Mate, Irene Lyon, Bessel van der Kolk, Kristin Neff, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Ana Forrest, Brene Brown, and many more. Yet my greatest teacher of all is without a doubt my daughter, who teaches me every day what it means to be present. 

Prior to all of this, I worked as a Learning and Development specialist at Insights Learning and Development where we used Jungian psychology as a development platform. I also lived in Spain for 5 years, working as an English Teacher and Translator. I am fluent in Spanish. 

(You can read more about my personal yoga story which was published in The Yoga Diaries in 2016.)

 

 

TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced Student Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy (SOS Internationale UK)

  • COSAC Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of Abertay)

  • Level 1 - Being Present (Mindfulness Association UK)

  • Poppy Perinatal Yoga Teacher Training (Bristol, UK)

  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Vancouver)

  • Advanced Forrest Yoga Teacher Training (Texas)

  • Level 1 iRest Yoga Nidra (Oxford, UK) 

  • Forrest Yoga Mentorship Programme (Peterborough, UK)

  • Foundation Forrest Yoga Teacher Training with Ana Forrest (Cape Town, SA)

  • MSc (with Distinction) Management of Training and Development - University of Edinburgh - 2007-2010

  • BA Hons International Business and Modern Language (with Distinction in spoken Spanish language) - University of Strathclyde - 1997-2002

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member of Somatic Experiencing Association UK (SEAUK)

  • Member of Yoga Alliance Professionals UK (YAPUK)

 

CODE OF ETHICS

  • SEAUK Code of Practice

  • YAPUK Code of Practice

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