Yoga teacher, yoga student

I went to my first yoga class when I was sixteen and despite not practising consistently till my mid-twenties I was always drawn back to yoga thanks to how calm and grounded it made me feel. Yoga allows me to live along-side the urban chaos of London and stay connected to breath, body and mind on a deep, intuitive level.

I trained with Stretch London and qualified as a yoga teacher in 2017 and now teach vinyasa flow, yin yoga and soon pregnancy and post-natal yoga. I am a fully insured, registered member of Yoga Alliance Professionals and am also Reiki Level 1 certified.

I see yoga as a lifelong journey of learning and experiencing the body, mind and soul. I continue to be inspired by yoga history and philosophy and try to honour the roots of yoga in my classes while also allowing my students to explore modern movement practices that complement that traditional asana (poses.)

I have a psychotherapeutic background and am passionate about the supportive effects of a yoga practice for mental health. Pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and yoga philosophy are important parts of my own practice and I weave them into classes to allow students to experience the transformative effect of the practice.

I care about using yoga to support charitable causes that are close to my heart. I have volunteered with St Joseph’s Hospice, offering yoga to runners participating in the Hackney Half Marathon. In addition, 10% of all proceeds from the community class I run in collaboration with KBPT are donated to St Joseph’s.

Do not kill the instinct of the body for the glory of the pose
— Vanda Scaravelli

Training, knowledge, experience

2017: 200hr Yoga Alliance certified training with Stretch London in 2017 specialising in vinyasa flow yoga.

2018: OurMala yoga teacher training to deliver yoga to refugees and asylum seekers.

2018: Reiki Level 1 certification with Urban Avatars

2019: 5 day Yin Yoga training with Norman Blair.

2019: 100 hour pregnancy, pre- & post-natal teacher training with Yoga London (upcoming).