Wonderful class! I loved the balance of yin and yang and was fully whole body relaxed at the end in Sivasana. Thank you! I’ll be back for this one!
My journey in yoga started more than 7 years ago. I’d booked a massage with the wrong therapist who ended up being the right one. He told me my body would really benefit from the alignment yoga brings and recommended me to an Ashtanga Vinyasa class. I worked with a very experienced teacher for 6 months before injuring my hamstring and lower back very badly in an unrelated incident, forcing me to stop all exercise for some period.
After almost 6 months without training I had a friend recommend me to Bikram Yoga. At this time in my life Bikram was fantastic. I loved to be pushed and Bikram certainly delivers that. Every class was a serious challenge! I worked around my injury and slowly but surely increased my strength and flexibility.
During my first 5 months into my Bikram journey, I also met my now wife and partner in crime, Allie.
We stepped up our practice to 5 times a week and soon decided to head to India and participate in a 10-day Yoga teacher training retreat. We joined around 50 other budding Yogis, who were all at this retreat for between 4-26 weeks completing their full time yoga certificates.
This amazing experience stuck with us until we eventually headed back to India to complete our teacher training certificates, 2 years later. After researching Rishikesh (India) as the mecca of Yoga, we headed to the foothills of the Himalayans to begin our own teacher training journey.
As I reflect on my time in India, it was one of the most rewarding and yet extremely challenging times. I’m so grateful to have studied under some of the best yogis the world has to offer. As a fully certified yoga instructor, my journey into this yoga world has been one of the most enlightening experiences of my life.
The forms of yoga I love are both Hatha and Vinyasa. Both are so different but have many benefits. Some like to hold poses for lengthy periods, others enjoy the flow. I encourage you to trial all different forms as my body loves all types (it never used too!)
If you are looking to start your yoga journey or take your practice to the next level, I look forward to sharing, connecting and guiding you on your yoga journey. My classes bring the technical, strength side but incorporate the traditional Indian yoga rituals making it a divine experience. I also love to share my knowledge and love for yoga during our weekend and extended retreats.