My Classes

My classes are based on the Ashtanga Yoga system. My teaching ranges from modified versions of this versatile yoga sequence, to more challenging traditional Sanskrit counted Primary and Intermediate classes and workshops. This makes Ashtanga available to absolutely everyone, this dynamic and flowing yoga links breath with movement and is the perfect antidote to the challenges of everyday life.

My Yoga Journey

I discovered yoga fifteen years ago in Buenos Aries and continued to practice when I returned to England. I came across Ashtanga Yoga soon afterwards with David Swenson’s video cassette of the Primary Series. In 2009 Joey Miles began teaching in Leeds and has been my principal teacher since then; I regularly practice the Mysore Yoga style and am currently working on the third series of this sequence. I have also been fortunate to study in Mysore, India with Saraswathi Rangaswamy and additionally have attended led classes with Sharath Jois in London on a number of occasions. 

Although Yoga is often seen as just a physical practice (and of course can help the physical body in many ways) – I have discovered over the last fifteen years that the real benefit comes from cultivating a calmer and steadier quality of mind: the yoga practice itself is training for this, but ultimately it significantly improves day to day life off the yoga mat. 

My Credentials

My initial 200 hour teacher training was completed in Nashik, India at Yoga Vidya Gurukul in 2010. This course was holistic in approach, covering all aspects of a Hatha-based yoga lifestyle on an ashram for a month. Soon after I completed a one week Ashtanga teaching training course with David Swenson, and since then I have done a variety courses and workshops with Ashtanga teachers such as Rolf Naujokat, Kino McGregor, Eddie Stern, Mark and Joanne Darby, and David Robson. 

 
I have been teaching yoga regularly for the last eight years, primarily at the University of Leeds, as well as other local yoga studios; in additional I have taught on various yoga retreats throughout Europe. In this time I have accumulated over 2,500 hours of teaching experience.