My first experience of yoga was in an ashram in India in 1996. What captured my interest most was the philosophy and spirituality around Yoga and after returning, I delved into texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Ramayana, which revealed yoga as more than a physical discipline. At the time, I was studying law at university and spent the next few years focusing on my legal career and later, on raising a young family. When my children became a little more independent, I was able to immerse myself in yoga more fully, formally studying it and eventually gaining the Diploma in Teaching from the British Wheel of Yoga.
I have taught Yoga in different contexts including to corporate clients, for the Sindhi temple, to individuals and for charities. I also teach Chair Yoga to people with dementia, mental health issues and mobility issues, which has been invaluable in teaching me to make yoga accessible to everyone. My classes aim to improve strength, range of movement, balance and coordination. I encourage a mindful practice to develop self-awareness and a sense of calm.