To complement the more yang styles of yoga I also practice and teach my own versions of restorative and yin, seeing these softer practices as an invaluable tool in calming the nervous system and releasing physical tension. Whilst practicing yoga can be really profound, it should also be noted that I’d be lying if I didn’t say I enjoyed the play and physical challenge of the odd handstand or two. I encourage this sense of play in students, (in the appropriate level of class) but only if that’s to their tastes, otherwise anyone is always more than welcome to have a lie down. I take a real interest in students’ practices and one of the joys of teaching people of completely different ages, personalities and levels of experience is seeing them benefit physically and perhaps more interestingly, emotionally as I did and continue to.
Whilst regular practice has been my biggest inspiration, below are some of the training’s and workshops I’ve taken over the years that have genuinely influenced the way I teach.