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ABOUT ME

Yoga woke in me the powerful desire to live. Not to live the life society dictated, but the life that was within me, the life I wanted to experience each day.

Sport and wellness have always been extremely important to me but my journey into yoga shook me out of an unconscious and fearful state of living. It brought me from merely existing into a world of joy, exploration, surrender and excitement.

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My yoga practice and training have taken me around the world; from India to Bali and now back to London. I practice and teach the essence of Ashtanga Yoga (Mysore Style), which I can modify to suit your individual abilities and goals.

I am specifically trained in the art of alignment and adjustment and at Wake-up-Yoga, I will share this knowledge and experience to assist and support you in stepping away from the daily pressures of Doing; venturing into the wondrous world of simply Being.

Rather than teach you, I simply share the magic of this practice with you and together, we strive to experience a greater sense of peace, stillness and health, in mind, body and soul.

I look forward to meeting you, and sharing this opportunity, and each experience…
I look forward to the practice of Waking Up, on the mat!”

Yoga Alliance UK Certified

ABOUT ASHTANGA YOGA

The fascinating living tradition and philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga (literal meaning “eight-limbed yoga”) has its roots in an ancient manuscript called the Yoga Korunta. This text was imparted to and decoded by some of India’s greatest sages and gurus until it was passed down to Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Guruji) in 1927.

In 1948, Guruji established the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute (AYRI) in Mysore, India, where he taught, with utmost devotion to the practice and his students until the end of his days, in 2009. The ancient lineage continues today, with his daughter, Saraswati and grandson, Sharath Jois.

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Ashtanga Yoga is traditionally taught in Mysore style (supervised self-practice) where each student moves through a set sequence at his or her own pace and level, as directed by the teacher.

The progressive techniques of breath, posture and movement are cumulative and it is essential to follow the order of postures meticulously as each individual asana builds on the previous one and prepares the body and mind for the next. This sequential process of learning, allows practitioners to develop the concentration, strength, flexibility and stamina needed to progress in a safe and balanced manner.

This is a highly meditative and purifying style of yoga. With consistent practice, physical and mental afflictions dissolve and vibrant health and self-awareness are awakened.