My first memories of a yoga practice are of watching my Dad as a child in Rotherham in the 1970s.  

I fell more naturally into gymnastics and ballet, but soon found my mind and imagination being taken in a different direction in my teens absorbed in books and fashion. After 2 years studying in Belgium I moved back to England to study literature at university followed by a move to London where I spent 10 years working in magazine publishing. 

During this time I discovered yoga for myself. I was 21 and struggling with stress, anxiety and an unhealthy lifestyle. Yoga helped to ground me, wring out the excess and restore my energy. It was Angus Ford Robertson at Battersea Yoga who really lit the spark for me, introducing me to the teachings of Eckhart Tolle and a mindfulness practice.

In 2006 I married and followed my heart back to my roots in Sheffield. Our son Noah was born in 2008. 

My life changed completely, but yoga stayed with me.

It became something new. No longer about pushing my physical limits, it was now about a new connection to mind and spirit, helping me in this new chapter in my life. Guiding me during this time was Nicola Harpin, an inspiring teacher and now friend.

In 2013 I took my first step towards teaching, completing the British Wheel of Yoga Foundation course, followed in 2014 by the 200 hour Hatha Teacher Training from the British School of Yoga in Devon.

I have taught at Yoga at the Reach in Sheffield, a wonderful space dedicated to yoga practice with a nurturing community of teachers and students.

I am currently taking time away from teaching - I'll be back soon.