What makes your class so f’cking awesome?
A playful flow that’s focussed on celebrating your body in space and everything it can do! Expect awesome playlists, dad jokes and an unparalleled post-yogs-glow.
What was your journey to becoming an instructor? How the hell did you get here?
To be honest, I never thought I could be an instructor. It was the realisation that I spent so much time in the yoga studio while making minimum wage at a job I wasn’t passionate about that got the wheels turning. But that wasn’t me- yoga teachers were perfect at all times: always juice cleansing and walking around on their hands. It was about a year between the realisation that I wanted to be a yoga teacher and me actually taking the plunge and getting over myself. I trained in Rishikesh, India and I haven’t looked back since!
Who’s your fitness hero? Why?
Okay- cheese alert- but my mother! She has made fitness a part of her daily life in such a grounded, practical way. She exemplifies what fitness is all about for me: not numbers on a scale but a constant journey of exploring and appreciating ones own body and all the awesome things it can do.
What is your signature move?
I think my signature style is really looking at who’s in the room and adapting my class to them. I hope my signature style is moreso a feeling that everyone in the room feels challenged, accepted and welcome. I’m also currently studying the amazing powers of breathwork and I incorporate this in many of my classes.
What makes you, you?
I trained as an actor and I have a particular love for Shakespeare and classical theatre. I am also a playwright, writer and submissions editor for the publication A Younger Theatre.
What does your downtime look like?
I’m particularly good at filling my time, so I don’t have much of this downtime you speak of. I recently moved onto a narrowboat and there are always little jobs to be cracking on with! I even learned how to change oil and fuel filters! I’m training for another marathon; I love reading and writing and I’m currently working on a radio adaptation of my first full-length play!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Be yourself when you teach. So easy to parrot; so hard to put into practice! There are endless ways to feel inadequate as a practitioner and as a teacher, so it is my intention to lead by example and create an environment that enables every student of mine to get a little more comfortable in the skin they’re in.
If you weren’t an Instructor, what would you be?
An actor&writer! But if I were to choose something I’m not trying to do at the moment: I’d love to be an engineer or carpenter and be able to conceptualise, create & build things!