- BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage, NLSSM (2014)
- Member of the Sports Massage Association (SMA) http://www.thesma.org/Sys/PublicProfile/27534860/1132910
- Currently studying for Advanced Clinical Diploma in Integrated Myofascial Therapy (MFR UK) (2020)
- British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma (2006)
- Advanced Yoga Sports CoachTM (2011) and Director of Academic Faculty, Yoga Sports Science®
- Yoga and Anatomy Series, Natural Bodies (2010)
- First Aid qualified and fully insured
My career in body and movement work began with yoga. In my 20s, I quickly realised its tremendous benefits for both body and mind. Since then it has remained a constant, helping me through all manner of challenges and changes. From the moment I began on the path to teach, it became a true passion for me: I believe that we all have the ability to change our lives for the better, and it is my experience that once established on the path of yoga, an individual rarely leaves.
Following my initial teacher training, specialist anatomy training for yoga gave me an in-depth understanding of the underlying principles governing safe, effective and progressive yoga teaching and practice. On a personal level, this has enabled me to issues associated with many years of computer work, driving and the general stresses of life, adjusting and refining my posture and movement and giving me a degree of freedom in my body which I never imagined possible and which continues to be nothing short of life-changing. An ongoing process, it has inspired me to specialise in postural analysis and structural fitness in my own work, developing a teaching style which focuses on developing students’ structural health through all stages of life whilst honouring the traditions of the ancient practice with a relaxed and body/mind integrated approach.
In 2011, I qualified as a Yoga Sports Coach® with the Institute of Yoga Sports Science®, integrating yoga into performance training. I continue to work with athletes at all levels, now with Advanced Yoga Sports CoachTM status, and since December 2012, I have been Course Manager, Senior Tutor and now Director of Academic Faculty for iYSS. This is immensely rewarding work, leading a team coaching the next generation of coaches to deliver cutting-edge practice for the prevention of injury, lifestyle management and the control of nerves in sport and dance/theatre.
In 2017 I became an In-Service Training (IST) teacher for the British Wheel of Yoga, delivering specialist post-diploma training to yoga teachers. For details of this work, click here.
The experience in movement work led me to look more deeply into the body, resulting in qualifying in 2014 in sports and remedial soft tissue therapy with the North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM). The combination of manual therapy and movement work is bringing a whole new dimension to my work, giving me the skills to address directly injuries, posture and tensions, and this has now become my new passion. I have a thriving clinic with a wide range of clients from all walks of life, and for 4 years was an Assistant Tutor at the NLSSM.
My own training is never over – I am currently studying for the Advanced Clinical Diploma in Integrated Myofascial Therapy with MFR UK, completing in 2020/1, which is taking my understanding of the body and my therapy skills to a further, deeper level. For details of my practice, please click here.