Yoga first arrived in my life at the age of 16. Even at this young age I knew it was something special. However life, as it does, got in the way and it wasn’t until 2011 that I returned to this magical practice. Initially it was to help me manage anxiety after a traumatic birthing experience, but I soon learned that it had much more to offer. At that time I was teaching in Primary school, a wonderful but highly pressured job. Stress related illnesses are common place in this profession and children feel the pressure too. Mental health problems in children are on the rise and unfortunately the competitive, results driven nature of education is not helping the situation. I found myself becoming increasingly frustrated with the education system and had an overwhelming yearning to be doing something towards promoting complete well-being for children and adults alike. In January 2017 I made the big decision to leave teaching and re-train. I first began with Children’s Yoga and Yoga for Parent & Baby. From here I set up True Colours Yoga and began offering Children’s Yoga to the local community, as well as to schools in Leicestershire & Wawrickshire. I have been overwhelmed with how much Children take to yoga and how much personal progress they make just through learning some basic techniques. I love teaching Yoga to children and believe strongly that it should be an essential part of our Children’s learning. In September 2017 I began my 200hr Advanced Yoga & Teacher Training at Whitespace Studio in Stony Stratford, as I wanted to deepen my knowledge and share my passion for yoga with adults too. I am set to complete this training in November 2018 and can honestly say that it has completely changed my life!
The changes I have made to my own life would not have been made without the following people, who may or may not have realised how their offerings and teachings gave me the spark of change needed to take me on my journey… Thank you to Caron Lindley of Red Hat Yoga – a constant provider of support, gentle encouragement and wisdom, Sara Johnson of Connect to Calm – giving me space to explore the possibilities, tackle my demons and dream big, Vicky Yates of Vicky Meikle Yoga & Wellness – Relighting my passion for yoga and reminding me of the importance of self-care, Dawn Wright & Deborah Berryman at Whitespace Studio – two amazing and inspiring teachers who have given me the nudge to fly. Finally and importantly, my wonderful husband and two children, who have always supported me and have constantly reminded me of what is truly important.
My passion and drive is to share the wonder of yoga with all ages and use the tools it provides to help everyone navigate modern life, as well as to empower them with the confidence to let their ‘true colours shine through’!
- Psychology Bsc
- Primary PGCE
- Trained Children’s Yoga Teacher
- Trained Parent & Baby Yoga Teacher
- 200hour Yoga Teacher Training (set to complete November 2018)
- 15+ years working with children
- 10 years teaching experience
- Background of working in SEN as Teaching Assistant, Behavioural Therapist, Assistant Psychologist, SEN Play Leader…
For your peace of mind, I am also…
- Fully insured
- DBS checked
- First Aid Trained