Having practised yoga for 20 years, I have felt the positive effect it’s had on my body and – more importantly – my mind. I originally practised Astanga and Scarivelli inspired yoga and gained invaluable insight into traditional Hatha style yoga postures and the body’s response to these.
It was in 2007 that I discovered Kundalini yoga and quickly realised how powerful this practice was. For the first time I realised the connection between the practice of yoga, raised consciousness and heightened awareness. It has unlocked my mind and opened me to a world of self-healing and creative abundance. I continue to feel the transformative effect it has on all aspects of my life.
I have been lucky enough to have travelled extensively through India, where I had the good fortune to work with some outstanding Kundalini yoga teachers from all over the world. While in India I also worked at the Miri Piri Academy in Amritsar, where I had the opportunity to go deeper into the Kundalini philosophy and practice, and to see the benefits it had for children and teenagers.
QUALIFICATIONS AND AWARDS
I completed my Teacher Training Level I (200 hours) and Level II (1001 days in total) with the Amrit Nam Sarovar School in France between 2007 and 2010. In 2011 I became a member of the Aquarian Teacher Academy and 2013 I completed my conscious pregnancy training. In 2015 I took part in ’21 stages of meditation’ completing three meditative journeys toward the peak of contemplative awareness defined as: The Infinite Pulse
In 2019 I took part in the Reman Meditation in Mexico – Reciting 11,000 repetitions on the Reman Shabd. I have also started my Kundalini Yoga Therapy Training which I am in the process of completing.
My experience of yoga and mediation is something that continues to change as my perspective on life changes. It feels really important to me as a ‘student’ of yoga to gain new experience by continued self development and training. This way I can continue to serve the wider yoga community.
MY WORK WITH KUNDALINI YOGA
I teach regularly in yoga centres in Devon and London, and from time to time on retreats nationally and internationally. I run workshops and short courses, including courses for pregnant women. I also teach yoga and meditation in schools and on retreat programmes for teenagers.
I run a training programme on teaching kundalini yoga and meditation to teenagers, and occasional workshops for yoga teachers and parents about teaching yoga in schools and universities.
In 2012 I started a Level I Teacher Training programme in Devon. The training has grown steadily and has qualified over 40 Kundalini yoga teachers. It continues to go from strength to strength. We have the possibility to work with visiting teachers from all over Europe. This provides students with a diverse and enriched experiential teaching program. This Level I training, is run in association with Sahej Academy. It is accredited by the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) and recognised by the Kundalini Yoga Teachers’ Association (KYTA). The course is open to all students who want to gain deeper understanding of the practice and develop a personal sadhana – and of course, there is always the possibility to go on and teach!
Since completing my conscious pregnancy training in 2013 I have also enjoyed being able to to share this wonderful practice with pregnant women and serve them at a time when they are creating new life.