Photo by Bela Struzkova
Born and raised in the idyllic setting of the French Alps, I have been living in South London since 1994. A couple of years later, I found myself trying a local yoga class and caught the yoga bug instantly. From then on I heartily embraced and explored as many classes workshops from as many different yoga traditions as I could. Sadly, the majority of yoga classes focus mostly, if not only, on the physical aspect of Yoga. I knew instinctively that this ageless spiritual discipline had much more to offer. My quest for deeper knowledge and understanding led me to pursue the Teaching Diploma Training with the British Wheel of Yoga (completed in May 2003). I'm very grateful for my course tutors, Monica Burton (main diploma) and Wendy Teasdill (pregnancy module completed in 2004) who taught me everything I know about teaching.
However, it is only later in 2005 when I was introduced to Swami Anasakti that, I finally felt that my yoga journey was truly beginning.
Even after all these years of practising Yoga, I still found that I was struggling to keep up my daily practice and to carry the wellness I experienced on the mat into my daily life: for example I still snapped at my child, still carried on doing what I had promised myself not to do again, still got really wind up when confronted with bad drivers, etc.. Eventually, it dawn on me that, the practice on the mat would amount to little without also practising the ethical guidelines which form the basic of the system. Unfortunately those basic steps are often misinterpreted, misunderstood or ignored all together. To say the least, the results are not very pretty! Of course I am still learning, but I am committed to be guided by these timeless values and eternally thankful to all those who have lit the path before me with their own experience and wisdom.
Many teachers have and continue to inspire me and this is very much reflected in my classes. I have been teaching general yoga classes, workshops, pregnancy yoga and baby yoga in gyms, corporate offices and community centres on and off for over 15 years. Now my daughter is a little more grown up, I'm very much looking forward to getting back into the community teaching weekly classes.
I am passionate about taking Yoga off the mat and bringing it into everyday life; to help you rediscover, awaken and liberate your inner magnificence and make the world a better place for all.