I took my first yoga class at a spa in the UK 37 years ago.
It left me curious and wanting more, but it wasn’t until some years later while I was living in N.Virginia that I joined the local gym and started to practice regularly.
At the time I was playing sports especially tennis, raising my 2 sons and active in the community. I loved the grounding & balance of mind and body that yoga gave me.
Over the next 25 years I explored all different styles of yoga - Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, Acro, Trapeze, Partner, Yin, SUP- you name it!
I began to practice more and more which led me to teacher train in the vinyasa style of yoga, with Beth Shaw’s YogaFit in 2008 whilst living in Georgia.
In 2014 when living back in California, I trained as a Holistic Health Coach which has become such a useful tool in helping not only others, but also myself to understand what my mind, body and soul needs to maintain health in this ever changing world.
I was called back to the UK in 2015 to my original career as a dental hygienist, where I set up “Mobile Smiles” visiting homes of patients that were unable to attend a regular dental office. I continue to volunteer on a forensic team for DVI ( Disaster Victim Identification )
Throughout all the moves and life changes there was always yoga. Yoga was a way to find grounding and community in a new place. It was and remains my tribe.
The challenges of Covid -19 made me reassess my life and so I returned to the US at the beginning of 2021 to be close to my 2 sons who live here in Tahoe.
Lots of moves and life changes have left me needing more stillness and peace & quiet in my life. Yin!
I recently completed my YinYoga teacher training with Lisa Jang at Joya Yoga in the Bay Area.
I am excited to share with others my passion for Yin Yoga and it’s ability to challenge our bodies and minds in a gentler way.
Join me on the mat, a round of tennis, hiking in the sunshine, paddle boarding or for a cup of tea - I love to hear people’s life journeys and stories!
“ How wonderful it is to do nothing and then rest afterward “ proverb