I close my eyes in order to see.
My first encounter with Yoga was with my friends, we met in the early morning on the hilltops of Vagator beach in Goa India. I began to study and practice Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga under the gentle and joyful guidance of Richard Spahn. It was 1992 and I was 23 years old. Since then I have always practised Yoga.
In 2007 I completed 200 hours of Ashtanga Teacher training in Dublin and with this training began teaching in London Studios and in Ibiza. I continued to explore the different approaches to Yoga ,I went on to spend the subsequent 15 years undertaking retreats with Clive Sheridan, discovering the bliss of classical Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and meditation opening to Yoga beyond the Asana and exploring the philosophy.
I have also spent time in Mysore practising at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute, studying Sanskrit and chanting the Yoga sutras of Patañjali. I have undertaken numerous workshops, silent retreats, pilgramages and further trainings. I have completed an advanced 300 hours teacher training in traditional Yoga with Claire Missingham and more recently a Yin Yoga training with Norman Blair. In 2021 i completed a year long training in Mindfulness at the Mindfullness Training Institute with Martin Aylaward and Mark Coleman, I now teach 6 week mindfulness programmes online (see the section on mindfulness and meditation for the upcoming course dates)
and I offer mindfulness and meditation in a corporate setting. I hold a weekly Sangha which helps students to continue their practice of mindfulness, commune with other mediators and form community.