I trained with the British Wheel of Yoga and am a 500 hours Level 4 Diploma teacher.
I began going twice weekly to yoga classes in 2003 when I had ME and enjoyed them so much that I started practising at home too. It wasn’t long before I noticed how much yoga was improving other areas of my life besides making me stronger and more flexible. I had been using a wheelchair to get around for some time and had suffered considerable muscle loss, especially in my legs and back. Whilst attending a rehabilitation course I managed to injure my back and right hip, bulging 2 discs and tearing muscles and tendons. Going to yoga classes really helped to strengthen my back in particular. I also noticed that I was sleeping so much better and was much more relaxed and able to take life in my stride. I learned how to breathe properly again using the whole of my lungs and instead of shallow breathing. The “brain fog” which had troubled me for so long at last disappeared.
When I recovered I decided to train as a yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga which is the UK’s largest and most respected yoga organisation. I now teach yoga classes in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and the surrounding area to students of all ages. My youngest is 17 and my oldest is 85.
I am also a BWY qualified yoga for pregnancy teacher. As a mother of two I understand just how much yoga helps to prepare the body and mind not just during pregnancy but during the labour and with recovery afterwards.
I am a Relax and Renew® Level 1 Certified Teacher, training with Judith Hanson Lasater, and teach weekly Restorative Yoga classes. I am also an Assistant for Judith Hanson Lasater on her Relax and Renew® Level 1 Teacher Training courses.