Let me tell you a little bit about me
Before becoming a yoga teacher I spent many years working in the corporate sector, wearing a suit and sitting behind a desk every day. It was the birth of my first child that provided the catalyst for change as I sought to balance caring for my family with the need to work and the necessity of developing my own self care practices.
Yoga has been the tool that has helped me navigate through early parenthood and beyond with some sense of sanity and ease. More and more yoga provides me with "go to" strategies for whatever challenges I face be they big or small.
Since first teaching baby and postnatal yoga over 15 years ago I have seen again and again how very simple yoga techniques can support and benefit individuals and lead towards positive long term health and wellbeing.
For many years my yoga teaching was focused around helping pregnant women and new mums but as my children have got bigger and both myself and my peer group have grown older this interest in women's yoga has shifted naturally to focus on the perimenopause and menopause and how yoga can ease this transition in women's lives.
What do I do?
Here at Yoga Therapy Stockport I offer a range of classes and therapies designed to help you live your life with more ease, whether that be through reducing physical pain, calming the mind and emotions, or learning how to relax deeply and restore your energy levels effectively.
I have a passion for how yoga can help with women's health in general but particularly how it can help perimenopausal women in navigating supporting teenage children, caring for elderly parents, managing demanding work schedules combined with the physical and mental challenges that approaching the menopause can bring.
I help to bring clarity and calm to this time by teaching women simple habits and techniques to support their long term health and wellbeing so that they can move through the menopause with more grace and confidence.
For thousands of years the philosophy and practice of yoga has been used in India to bring about well being and optimum health. It is my joy and privilege to share my knowledge and experience of this ancient yoga wisdom to help you towards your long term health goals.
Qualifications and memberships/registrations
Dru Yoga Teacher Diploma
Dru Yoga Therapy Diploma (accredited by the British Council of Yoga Therapists)
Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner Training (Mudita School of Thai Yoga Massage)
Diploma in Indian Head Massage (Therapy Training School)
Dru Yoga Diploma in Caring for the Back
Birthlight Baby Yoga Diploma
Yoga Campus Mother and Baby Yoga Certificate
Current Certificate in Emergency First Aid Training at Work
Reiki Level 1 & 2
In addition I am registered with the Complimentary Natural Healthcare Council as a yoga therapist and I am a member of the Dru Professional Network.
- All aspects of women's health, especially around the menopause
- Back care
- Managing stress, anxiety and depression
- Deep relaxation for total health
Previous and recent partnerships:
- For many years I provided baby yoga and prenatal yoga for Stockport Surestart programme.
- I have provided yoga therapy for the New Beginnings project taking place in Stockport.
- As part of SMBC continuing education programme I ran Yoga for Health classes for the over 50's
- In 2018 I delivered a back care programme for staff at the Kellogg's factory in Salford Quays.