What kind of Yoga?
The yoga that I practice and teach explores the classical postures (or asanas) of traditional Hatha yoga through the natural movements of each individual body. It is not about striving to attain and hold complex physical postures, but rather about learning to feel how your body needs to move today. The experience is at once both gentle and incredibly powerful. With time, this practice can have a profound effect on both physical and emotional wellbeing.
The approach is inspired by the work of Vanda Scaravelli who adapted the teachings of her teacher, Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, to address the impact of the modern, sedentary lifestyle on Western bodies and posture.
I completed my 3-year, 500 hour yoga teacher training with the Scaravelli-inspired Inner Yoga Trust in 2018. In addition to Jenny Beeken (who co-founded the IYT in 1993) and other senior Inner Yoga teachers, my teaching is influenced by the work of Sandra Sabatini, Michal Havak and Bill Wood. I am also an admirer of Kristine Kaoverii Weber’s Subtle Yoga approach. More recently, I have become interested in learning more about the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education which I feel complements this gentle yet deep approach to yoga perfectly.