As a teenager, I rowed in boats, trained in the gym and practiced karate six days a week. I was incredibly interested in how the body worked and at an early age tried out qigong and kung fu. I tried various styles of yoga along the way.
And then for about 20 years, career and family intervened leaving me in my early 40s feeling burned out mentally and emotionally and very out of touch with my physical body.
I restarted martial arts, dabbled in yoga and retrained as an advanced personal trainer and instructor in a kung fu based martial art. As I have gained more years experience, and grown older, the call for more mobility and energy work has led me to continue my learning by training to be a gong practitioner, daoist flow yoga instructor and to lead qigong classes and workshops.
Passing on what I have learned, especially to those who have struggled to always prioritise their own health needs, physically, mentally and emotionally, is my mission in life. I want to share what has helped me with others and it’s been my privilege to have been able to do this since 2009. I have worked with many people over that time frame and hope to help many more.
Part of my journey is continual learning – I am for ever a student and as a teacher and coach, I am simply sharing what I have learned from those that taught me. I continue to learn and am grateful to the inspirational people that have and continue to inform my journey.
THE COMPLEMENTARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
- 30 hr Gong Practitioner training, with James Crossley
YOGA ALLIANCE PROFESSIONALS
- 230 hour teaching qualification, Daoist Flow Yoga
WORLD JADO ORGANISATION
- 3rd degree black belt Sifu & certified instructor
- Advanced Personal Trainer (FitPro member)