been a part of my life since I started attending regular
weekly classes in 2000. After finishing full time
employment in a stressful corporate environment, it was
a time for me to take a new direction with my work, and
I decided to try something new in the extra free time
that this opened up for me. At that stage, I had no idea
where it would lead me.
discovered Jackie’s classes in 2003, Yoga started to
gradually play an increasingly important role in my
life, on a physical as well as a mental and spiritual
level. I noticed a key shift take place when I started
to devote more time to yoga and my daily yoga practice.
I started to experience changes, not only physically,
but in the way I approached and was able to cope with
I have had
the privilege of undertaking a one to one apprenticeship
with Jackie to train as a qualified yoga teacher. She is
a wonderful teacher and mentor, who says herself that
you never stop learning. I have also enjoyed working
with other Scaravelli teachers such as Gary Carter, Pete
Blackaby and Bill Wood.
is influenced by the experience I have had as a
classroom teacher and more recently running classes for
new mothers with their babies, as well as learning from
inspirational yoga teachers who understand that yoga is
so much more that placing our bodies into recognised
poses. I love watching the positive changes that yoga
brings about when someone first starts on their yoga
journey, and I have a deep passion for teaching yoga to
beginners. Yoga is about listening to your body and
working with it rather than against it. When this all
comes together through focus, calm and relaxation, then
there is space for change to take place.