Style of Yoga & Teaching Philosophy

My teaching Philosophy

In my lessons I aim towards a balance between strength and relaxation, between action and introspection.  

I do not take myself too seriously, since, for me, this practice should be a joy - a discipline yes, but definitely not a dogma. I am sensitive to the needs of each individual and I do believe that I have a strength in assessing by the way in which a person practices, what they need most - be it physical, mental or emotional.

I would like my students to be able to experience the power of what yoga can offer and feel at ease with being just who they are. This, to me, is a process of allowing time and practice to take effect - a process which we experience both together, and individually in everyday life.  

My Training

  • Originally trained in Ashtanga Yoga (a physically rigorous form of yoga)
  • Continued self-learning in Kundalini Yoga, Yin & creative Vinyasa 

Styles of Yoga that I teach

Over the years my practice and teaching have developed into a mixture of

I now teach my own styles of creative Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin Yoga, always guided by the yoga philosophy.

Pranyama practice and somatic awareness are integral to every lesson I teach.

My Yoga Education & Teachers

I first started practicing yoga whilst I was at university in England in 2000, just a bit over eighteen years ago.  

I soon found that this strange new practice helped relieve me from the bondage of eating disorders, OCD and exercise addiction. 

I was trained and received my teacher’s certificate in 2005 in the Ashtanga lineage of Sri K. Pathabi Jois through my teacher Paul Dallaghan.  I practice Iyengar and Yoga de l'energie with Jean Lechim, long-time direct student of the late B.K.S Iyengar.  

My most intense learning, since the past few years comes through Jean-Lechim in Lausanne and Michael Hamilton at AirYoga Zurich - I particularly appreciate Michael's non-dogmatic way of teaching, his experience in vipassana meditation, his focus on the subtle and energetic body of yoga, and his knowledge of ancient Buddhist philosophy. 

I continue to study yoga texts and the spiritual arts and take part regularly in meditation, pranayama and philosophy workshops.

I am very interested in personal development rooted in the depths of self-discovery!

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass by -
It's about learning to dance in the rain!