About me

I am a qualified and insured instructor, trained to teach Pilates and yoga for general health, fitness and sports.  My own Pilates and yoga practice has helped me through many years of running and ballet, pregnancy, motherhood, getting older, and more.  It's a pleasure to pass on these benefits in my local classes.  I've met so many wonderful people and made long-time friends.  Some of them have even gone on to become teachers themselves.

I have contributed to "Runner's World", "Running Free", "Yoga Magazine," "Health and Fitness" and "Zest" magazine and have been featured in London's "Evening Standard", "The Telegraph", New Zealand's "Fitness Life" Sweden's "Fitness" magazine, "Women's Running", "Women's Fitness", "Men's Running", "Yoga & Health", "The Metro", "Harper's Bazaar" and "The Financial Times".

I have also contributed to three books - "Triathlon Made Easy" by Zoe McDonald and Lisa Buckingham,  "Real Women Run" by Sam Murphy and "Everyone Try Yoga" by Victoria Woodhall and Jonathan Sattin.  

As time passes, I endeavour to keep my knowledge current and fresh with reading, research, and continuing professional development courses.

Key Qualifications

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Certification with It's Yoga (2001)
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training with Shiva Rea (2004)
Relax and Renew™ Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Judith Lasater, PhD (2007)
BASI Pilates Mat Teacher Certification with Amit Younger (2008)
Sport Yoga Teacher Certification (2009)
Yoga for Runners Teacher Certification with Christine Felstead (2011)
Lifestyle Medicine for Stress Management - Harvard Medical School CME (2017)
Essentials of Yoga Therapy CPD Course - Yoga International (2018)
Yoga as Therapy - with Dr Christopher Norris (2020)

In progress:
Currently studying for a PhD in Health, Sport & Rehab Sciences - University of Salford 

Professional Memberships

British Association of Sport and Exercises Sciences
Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity