I 'teach' my own blend of 'Yoga Like Water' from dynamic classes with dozens of asanas and balances to gentle introspective meditative sessions , though really I am simply facilitating practice for others. I take my workshops to any studio that will let me in and teach yoga and mindfulness at Yeotown, voted 'Best yoga' at a British retreat. I also teach meditation in schools am a 'yoga elder' with the Independent Yoga Network and a Level 3 assessor.
After growing up on the edge of London, I had a fun childhood spent skateboarding, climbing, windsurfing, kickboxing and setting fire to things. At some point I decided that I really wanted to be a doctor and with a lot of effort and the refusal to take no for an answer, managed to get into medical school . The long hours of book work really weren't for me though and after the obligatory life-changing stint in India I became a biology and then primary school teacher for many years. These studies have left me with a great understanding of human anatomy, as well as the ability to explain things in a clear logical way; which i apply to my classes, workshops and yoga teacher training course.
I always taught yoga unofficially as a part of daily life at school, with simple relaxation, breathing or 'stretching' integrated somewhere into the school day, I also helped friends and family, never feeling the need for any particular qualification. However with over twenty years of yoga under my belt, I finally trained with Mercedes Ngoh, one of the UK's best flow teachers. My classes and workshops are my own mixture of 'logic based' yoga, people progress rapidly as I encourage them to understand and analyze their own practice, not to copy mine or someone else's.
I am married To Gemma, another yoga teacher and have two amazing daughters, Lila and Jaia, who tend to hijack my home yoga practise. When I'm not teaching away, I run North Devon Yoga Centre with an amazing team of yogis.