I was introduced to yoga on my first trip to India in 1996 and I have never looked back! It has been the only constant in a life full of change. It has provided the roots and grounding that I have needed during the ups and downs of this journey called life….
Ashtanga Yoga was my passion for many years, the beauty and intensity of this practice was what my body and mind seemed to crave. Four babies later, my body and mind both crave something different…. Today my passion is SATTVA yoga! It is also a strong and dynamic practice and is balanced with pranyama and meditation. You might also find me doing Yin Yang or whatever else it is that my body craves now!
I really love the stillness that comes during practice, the connectedness that is only possible through that stillness, the peace and serenity that you can reach when you aren’t living in the mind….
Connecting to the present moment through my practice is one of my most treasured and greatest gifts. It has helped me through bigger challenges than I had ever hoped to know or experience. This is a place that I teach from, as, in a sense, it saved me… Letting go of the past, not worrying about the future, but being right here, right now, in this moment.
I’ve had the honour and privilege of studying with many amazing people along the way, including Sri K Patthabi Jois, Tim Miller, Ron Reid, David Williams, Nancy Gilgoff, Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane, David Swenson, Fiona Stang and Julian Deck, Darby, and my ongoing teacher & friend, Rameen Peyrow.
I am eternally grateful for my three amazing children (and the one that has already passed on), they inspire me every single day and keep me real. They help me to be more patient and grounded, or at least give me good reason to work more on it! I also must mention my husband Alastair here as well…. Without his love and devotion, we would not have our beautiful studio, as he has put everything into building it from the ground up since 2007! I am especially grateful to him for all of his dedication and belief in what we are doing!!
I am incredibly appreciative for the beautiful yoga community that has blossomed around us at Santosha….. This wonderful community is a constant source of inspiration to all of us! Together we have seen many changes, and together, I am sure, we will see many more!
Every day is a new day and every practice a new practice, for that I am thankful. The present moment is the greatest gift that we all have and that is where I am always trying to be.
“He who binds to himself a Joy,
Does the winged life destroy,
He who kisses the Joy as it flies,
Lives in Eternity’s sunrise.”
~The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying