“The mind is like the wind, and the body is like the sand;
if you want to know how the wind is blowing, look at the sand."
-Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen-
I see yoga as a way of living and being. With our practice we are cultivating a state of mind that in time becomes a permanent trait, helping us to live in harmony with ourselves and the world around us.
My teaching is infused with somatics, embodied anatomy and mindfulness based compassion. The main emphasis is on self-inquiry that can facilitate deep internal change, growth and transformation both physically and mentally.
I am fascinated with the mind-body connection. For me the mind and the body are inseparable. Our thoughts and emotions are expressed through the body and the daily stresses of our busy lives can manifest as physical problems, including chronic tension. Yoga can help to develop a deeper awareness of the mind-body union and therefore start to unravel some of these issues both through bottom-up practices to regulate the nervous system, as well as top-down to regulate through more cognitive practices.
I aim to make yoga accessible to all and have a keen interest in the therapeutic qualities of yoga. I am a qualified Occupational Therapist and therefore have an excellent understanding of anatomy and physiology and an ability to adapt practice to suit personal needs.