Last updated Oct. 12, 2017, 4:39 a.m. UTC
Yoga has formed an important part of my life for the past 35 years. First as a mother, when I was introduced to yoga after pregnancy, and then subsequently training as a yoga teacher in the 1980s. From this time onwards, I used yoga to support me in a demanding full-time role as a social work senior academic training children and families’ professionals, as an expert witness in the courts, and through my role as a qualitative researcher in child protection; more recently, I have taught yoga breathing techniques in reflective practice groups. My PhD, completed in 2008, was on the emotional demands of working with war-related trauma and child abuse, and included sections on my self-care yoga practice and two meditation/ relaxation sound tracks to support the reader.
Alongside my personal practice, I have regularly attended yoga classes in the East & West Midlands and now Hampshire, where I live. After an immensely rewarding career in children and families' work, I now have the opportunity to focus on teaching yoga again, deepening my practice and contributing to the health and well-being of people in my local community. I have a particular interest in gentle Hatha yoga, meditation and relaxation for all: everyone is welcome to my two classes and all the kit is available to get you started.