I have been a practicing Buddhist in the Tibetan tradition since 1997 and began
practicing yoga with Abby Hoffmann in 2005 in the Ashtanga tradition before
modifying my practice to include Vinyasa flow and now, as a teacher, am the
most influenced by the approach to yoga by the late Vanda Scaravelli.
I originally trained as an an actor at Guildford School of Acting and have been
a teacher of acting and performance since 1996. I currently work in the drama
department at the University of East Anglia since obtaining my PhD in 2017
(Buddhism and performance art).
I am particularly focussed on the relationship between yoga asana (the physical
practice of yoga) and the subtle energy systems of the body. My classes aim to
help students develop more awareness of their own energy and the innate wisdom
of our own bodyminds - yoga as a practice of self inquiry and self research, a chance
to experiment with curiosity and to use the tools learned on the mat towards realising
the life we want to lead off the mat. I also incorporate Buddhist mindfulness into my
sessions as a practice of self-inquiry.