Thank you for visiting my website.
I discovered Yoga when I was pregnant
with my daughter 30 years ago. It helped me through my pregnancy and helped repair my mind, body and spirit post delivery.
Sixteen years ago I commenced my teachers training at the Sivananda Ashram. Since then I'm very lucky to have worked
with several inspiring teachers and I became an accredited teacher with the BWY through my training with Ann-Marie at Sunpower
Yoga. I've also studied with Shiva Rea, Sarah Powers, John friend, Donna Farhi, Simon Low and I've been inspired by many more.Through
my various studies I have created a style which embraces, Hatha, Vinyasa flow, Power, Yin and restorative poses. I have also
gained from my years as an intensive care nurse and midwife and my training in shiatsu and deep body work. Anatomy plays an
important part in my teaching as does the powerful healing quality of the breath and the importance of relaxation and meditation.
We get easily caught up with the quickening pace of life and forget who we truly are, where our boundaries lie
and how important it is to heal our lives and create a solid foundation. Yoga helps us to come back to ourselves, to evaluate,
expand and move on.
Each Yoga practice will take you to a place of self discovery and personally I am always amazed how
much benefit I get from a posture I have probably done a few hundred times. My intention is to inspire you. I love to
share my passion and enthusiasm for Yoga and I am grateful to all my teachers who have helped me reach this place in my teaching
and personal practice.
What to expect in a class at Yoga First
Most classes might consist of an initial
relaxation, warming up exercises, breathing techniques, various postures to include, sun salutes, standing poses, forward
bends, backbends, twists, inversions and a final relaxation or meditation. Not each class will be the
There are 6 week courses for the beginner and mixed ability classes for those who have been practicing
for some time.
There is a gentler 1 hour community class on Thursday mornings. Pregnant women are welcome in my Tuesday
and Thursday morning classes.
At Yoga First we are blessed with a lovely spacious environment. The studio
is well lit and warm for those cold evenings, air conditioning for the hot summer evenings and soft lighting for relaxation.
You can hear the birds singing and watch the trees swaying in the breeze during your practice. I keep the classes small with
a maximum of 16, but usually 8 to 12 people come at a time.
Mats are provided but it’s always good to invest in
your own mat for hygienic reasons and for your home practice.
My aim is to help you find a place of stillness in
your busy life, help you regain your inner strength, trust in your own wisdom and ability, have a healthier body a happier
disposition and hopefully realise your full potential.