“A yogi measures the span of life by the number of breaths not by the number of years.” Swami Sivananda
My passion for yoga unraveled after years of training as a gymnast and contemporary dancer which nurtured my curiosity for movement and bodily structure alike. Stumbling upon yoga in my twenties enabled me to combine these elements with the most pivotal one of all – the breath. We all breathe so we can all do yoga and mastering the essential qualities of the breath to both energise the body and pacify the mind is yoga’s definitive aim. I am British Wheel of Yoga trained and have been practising many forms of yoga for over 15 years. My classes draw on my experience of these various styles of yoga: Iyengar, Yin, Ashtanga and Hatha. I continue to feel inspired by the intricate nuances of yoga and its philosophy through developing my practice with regular classes, workshops and courses with senior yoga teachers. I have currently taken over the role as county rep for Gwent for the BWY and have started teaching in Newport’s hottest and most exciting new venture Hotygogahealth.
Yoga is for everyone regardless of age, gender or physical limitation.
No, you don’t have to be flexible.
Yoga is not competitive.
Drink plenty of water beforehand.
Do not eat for at least 2 hours before the class.
Wear comfortable clothing you can move in which is not too baggy.
Let the teacher know of any injuries or discomfort.
Don’t take it too seriously; this is your time and your practice. You are here to relax and revitalise.
Listen to your body; you are its best teacher.
No-one is ever really taught by another, each of us has to teach himself. The external teacher offers only the suggestion, which arouses the internal teacher…’Swami Vivekananda