I have practiced yoga most of my adult life, happily discovering this tradition 20 years ago. Studying with Jenny Bullough, Mike Young and more recently with Sadhana Mala has transformed my relationship with the world and sustained me ever since.
I live on a smallholding in Herefordshire with orchard, apiary, veg garden and a small flock of sheep flock providing conservation grazing for local flower-rich grassland and historic sites.
When our children left home, I trained as a yoga teacher and now teach alongside working as co-ordinator of a group of farmers and smallholders restoring and creating wildflower meadows.
I teach small group classes and also work with individuals who want to practice regularly at home. My approach is based in the knowledge that everyone can practice yoga. It is the relationship between student and teacher that enables a unique and appropriate practice to be devised; evolving over time as life throws challenges in our path. It is wonderful to share the benefits of yoga practice for body, mind and spirit with others.
The ‘special application’ of yoga in our tradition rings true for me in my approach to practice and teaching and my work with grassland ecosystems. First is to nurture healthy soil that provides support for plants to flourish. Then to select an appropriate restoration method that sets the direction for the regenerative process. Usually there is just enough soil disturbance and mindful management to create space in the sward for young wildflower seedlings to thrive amongst the dominant grass thugs.
Group Yoga classes
Individual Yoga Sessions