Atma Soul Yoga is truly my dream come true
I am lucky enough to have been born into a family were practising yoga has been part of my life from birth. One of my first memories of meditation is sitting at age 6 chanting Om, & Om Sri Sai Ram at Bhalvikas, or sitting with my granddad (who I called Bapujee) and other members of the community at our local Mandir (temple) taking part Kirtan and other Bhakti Yoga practices. Bapujee also taught us many asana including headstands and also things such as acupressure, pranayam/breathwork. I believe that yoga is much much more than just poses, we reach into our hearts not just for our toes.
My training with some amazing teachers from all over the world has given me a wide understanding of the various styles of yoga, I teach from my heart, I believe that everybody is different, this reflects on our practice, our individual essence or the Sanskrit word Svarupa, embrace our true self and we can shine.
People ask me about Meditation, I have been brought up to understand that Yoga & Meditation are one of the same thing, this is reflected in my practice.
I am also a fully qualified Health Care Professional Council, registered Art Psychotherapist, I studied for my Masters in Sheffield, at the same time practicing Yoga, and evolving into a teacher myself.
Independent Yoga Network 200 Teacher
100 hour Ashtanga Vinyasa India
100 hour Yin Yoga 100 Hours YTT
100 hour Meditation Teacher Training, Rishikesh India
Soma Prana Vinyasa - The Art Of Regeneration 35YTT
Embodying Love - Sensual Health for Women
Children Yoga & Mindfulness 50Hours YTT + CPD 8-12 year olds Yoga
- Embodying Love - Sensual Health for Women with Shiva Rea
- Dr Yoga- yoga anatomy
I first discovered yoga 20 years ago and coming from a professional contemporary dance background, I initially loved the physical challenges yoga asanas offered me. As time passed, I began to discover the powerful benefits of all that is yoga, from the connection of breath and
movement, to the connection of mind, body and soul. My aim as a yoga teacher is to create a welcoming and stimulating environment for people at all levels, to explore and enjoy their own yoga practice. I aim to guide them so that they can safely experience the powerful physical and mental benefits that yoga has to offer.
I found yoga in late 2000 whilst living in the America. Initially to cope with a back injury I soon found plenty of other benefits.
I started with basic hatha and soon moved on to vinyasa, hot vinyasa, and Bikram, later finding ashtanga and Yin. I have been teaching yoga since 2011, and teach asana (postures), pranayama (breathwork), and meditation.
As a stay at home mum to two young boys, yoga is my anchor and a large part of my identity. My daily practice (when I get a good night’s sleep...) is my time for me. Before having children I worked with teenagers and feel strongly that they, like all of us, could benefit hugely from a regular practice. I am thrilled to teach the teen yoga class fortnightly here at the Cow Shed. I aim for all of my classes to share my own practice in a way that can be approached by anybody. I’m a firm believer that no practice will ever look the same from person to person, or even day to day. I look forward to seeing you!
I have completed a British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course, 200 hour Yogacampus Yoga Teacher Training and am an NVQ Level 2 qualified fitness instructor.
I have been lucky enough to be in the health & fitness industry for over 23 years and have gained so much knowledge and experience that I love to share with people. My true passion is Pilates as it helps so many people lead a pain free life or at least able to manage their pain.
Pilates at the Cow Shed will be a mixed ability class that welcomes beginners and intermediates. Time will be spent on getting to grips with Joseph Pilates basics but we will then begin to include small equipment to make the class varied and interesting.
Yoga to me is my home, the connection to my internal knowing, my safe space to which I can always return . The guidance of yoga for me has been a way to relax and release the stresses, toxins, anxieties and fear that we can hold onto in our body and mind. It has been a powerful tool in my life and it’s something I hold very dearly. I first discovered yoga in my teens, I don’t know if yoga was for me or I was for yoga but it has always given me the strength to focus solely on the mind and body returning to a sense of peace and relaxation. The aim to create a flourishing garden within our mind and not just focus on the body. Yoga has been the backbone for my life and I believe it is a vehicle for self change and am truly thankful to be able to share this wonderful gift that is yoga