Youth yoga is a great way to explore and get to know the ever-changing physical body, learn how to use breath to stay calm in stressful situations, and learn how to be more mindful with ease – all skills that enhance the journey from teenager to adulthood. Body / mind and breath integration builds natural resilience and is key to making this journey an enjoyable one.
I am a parent to three teenagers/young adults and bring a wealth of experience working with youth in my work as a psychologist. I am curious about the interface between psychology and yoga and how this can support wellbeing. I have a passion for working with teenage girls and whilst it can be a challenging time, it can also be a fun time. Come journey with me!
I am a trained yoga instructor and also a full time primary school teacher so I can understand that being a student and going to school takes a lot of energy! I have enjoyed sharing the yoga practice in my classroom and have seen the benefits of my students learning how to relax, de-stress, move and incorporate mindfulness in their daily lives. My intentions for the classes are to relax, move, stretch and have fun!
I love to share the myriad of benefits of yoga and create space in our bodies; overcoming sitting for long periods, heavy bag carrying and mobile device use. With yoga we create space in our minds; calming, centering, laughing and breathing to release stress and tension and facilitate focus. You will leave calm and relaxed and happy. It is excellent preparation for exam and assessments.
Playing Premier rugby in New Zealand and Scotland, I found my way to yoga to counter the stresses of playing an impact sport. Yoga was a great way to stretch, move and challenge myself, and also improve focus and concentration. I practiced yoga for almost a decade before starting to teach it. My classes are full of fun, laughter and a strong connection of body, breath and mind — leaving my students with a smile on their face and a growing connection to their body.