Welcome to my page.
All yoga and movement group classes are online at the moment.
Craniosacral Therapy sessions and Yoga 1:1 sessions are restarting in person the week starting April 26th and will also continue online and they are better described as sessions during which I use craniosacral therapy skills, which involve counselling skills, trauma informed training, anatomy and phisiology skills, meditation and resonance training and more.
Please refer to the appropriate sections on this website for more details.
To book, please follow these links:
- Yoga and movement Online Classes
- Workshops and Retreats
- Prenatal and Postnatal courses
- One to One sessions online . If the advertised times on the database should not suit, please call me to arrange an appointment on 07818 553788.
I have 30 years practice experience of yoga, movement and process work, and 20 years of teaching practice in the field of bodywork, in particular Yoga. I started practicing Iyengar in 1991 and teaching Iyengar Yoga full-time in 2000.
I started practising in Iyengar Yoga in 1991, became an Iyengar teacher though various levels of qualifications and certifications, til reaching what is the current Level 3 and mentor level in the Iyengar system in 2020. I have been teaching full-time for 21 years. Over the years I studied with several Senior Iyengar teachers all over the world, as well as the Iyengar family in Pune, and completed a three years course on how to work remedially in a general yoga class. I have been supporting clients one to one with remedial yoga since 2007.
My main inspirations in Yoga are two great teachers I was fortunate enough to meet on my way, called Firooza Ali Razvi and Christian Pisano.
The way I teach now, although rooted in the Iyengar tradition, has moved away from it to embrace where my own practice keeps moving to, as well as what my students taught me over 21 years, and my own life experience and how Yoga has been woven thoughout in it.
I am also a registered Craniosacral therapist. I studied Core Process Psychotherapy as well as Swedish Massage, baby massage and Leboyer Toning. Over the years, I also developed a strong interest through personal life circumstances, in women’s health and babies and children. I started supporting women prenatally in 2007 and postnatally in 2000, after the birth of my first child. Currently, I am studying in Bristol on the IBT (integrative Baby Therapy ) training. furthering my education in early life imprints and repatterning as well as deepening existing listening skills and trauma knowledge and more This later training lasts for two years and will end in 2022.
My ‘skills’ ( a strange work for vocational professions) range from Yoga teaching, to Craniosacral therapy, movement, dance facilitation, pre- and post-natal work, meditation, counseling skills, mindfulness. I also have a passion for Clowning as a form of expression in its great authenticity and have attended courses in it , in Scotland and Switzerland. I am an intuitive teacher. I practice from what I feel and teach from what I see. BKS Iyengar used to say :’Read the asanas in their bodies’. It is not an intellectual process. It goes deeper than that. In craniosacral therapy, one talks of ‘inherent treatment plan’-allowing enough space for things to come to surface and show what wants to be allowed in the space and resolved.
My work reflects the richness of life experience and how yoga practice and craniosacral work have taught me a different and much deeper way of listening and being with one another.
In 2005 I created my own studio from a wrecked garage and created Yoga Stable and run it as a Yoga Studio and Complementary Therapies Centre for fifteen years. I still practice from the Centre, now called The Stable At The Lane, and focus on one to one and therapeutics from there as well as from my own new studio at St Margaret’s House, both in Edinburgh. Workshops, retreats and classes are held in other venues, however, at present everything is online on Zoom. The links above will take you to the booking pages.
The way I teach is very accessible. To me intermediate does not mean a difficult posture, but rather a capacity to listen and be present. I teach to facilitate that and the allowing of the ensuing peace, or joy, or capacity to embrace what happens in life to present itself through space, in the space. In order to join the intermediate class, you need to have attended classes for three years, but tying yourself in a knot is not at all a requirement.The level before is General. That is open to all.
To work with me, either for group work or individual sessions at my studio, or for collaboration outside my studio, please contact me on 07818 553788, or via the booking form on this website.