Many individuals come across Ayurveda in a search for better health and I am no exception. At 19 years old I was diagnosed with autoimmune thyroid disease. I began questioning my health and to search beyond Western medicine for a cure.
Over the years what emerged for me was Ayurveda and Yoga - two incredible self-healing sciences that can help us to understand our unique physiology, how disease occurs and what we can do to prevent or slow down the effects of disease.
In the summer of 2009, a well timed redundancy gave me the opportunity to travel abroad from the UAE, where I was working at the time, to Mysore in India.
During my stay in India I practiced Yoga daily and discovered Ayurveda by means of a deep Ayurvedic cleansing treatment - known as Panchakarma. I found a book on Ayurveda in a local book store and started reading - I was hooked.
When I returned to the UK I started a Yoga teacher training course. I was really lucky because the teacher infused the course with his own knowledge of Ayurveda.
At around the same time I met a wonderful man and together we embarked upon family life. It was a time of immense happiness - but not without its challenges as every parent knows. The sleep deprivation and tiredness that came with having a young family really got to me. The autoimmune disease got a lot worse and I suffered a whole host of difficult symptoms spanning from anxiety to food intolerance to skin problems.
Alongside early motherhood I continued studying Ayurveda. I practiced a gentle, restorative Yoga. I introduced changes to my lifestyle that incorporated simple Ayurvedic techniques to restore my health. I learned about Ayurvedic Psychology as well.
Through Ayurveda and Yoga I slowly discovered how to take care of myself on a much deeper level. Ayurveda and Yoga combined helped me to restore and stabilise my health, to balance my body and mind allowing me to live my life to its fullest potential.
There’s so much more to my story than this short synopsis but I hope it gives you a little insight into how my health challenges were the driving force behind me embracing Ayurveda as a means to feel not just to feel well but to live well too - with a creativity, passion ad purpose.
Please feel free to contact me should you feel my story resonates with you. I would love to know more about you, what brought you to my website and how you feel I might be able to help.
Training & Certificates
In November 2018 I started BWY Level 4 TT with Angela Ashwin.
In October 2016 I completed my Ayurvedic studies online training with Dr David Frawley at the American Institute of Vedic Studies.
In February 2014 I completed my Yoga 200hr TT Vinyasa Krama Yoga at Harmony Yoga with Steve Brandon, student of Srivatsa Ramaswami.
I’ve also completed courses with Dr Deepa Apte at Ayurveda Pura.
Sivananda Yoga Centre, Putney, London, UK – Jul to Dec 2007
Art of Yoga, Abu Dhabi, UAE – Feb 08 to May 2009
Ashtanga Yoga Shala, Mysore, India – Jun to Sep 2009
Exhale Studio, Venice Beach, LA – Sep to Oct 2010
Vinyasa Krama with Harmony Yoga, Wells, Somerset – Feb 2010 to May 2014
Hatha Yoga, Self-practice, 2012 to 2018
BWY Hatha Yoga with Angela Ashwin, Exeter 2018+