“Let curiosity be greater than your fear.”
Pema Chödrön,Tibetan Buddhist
I am a breathwork coach, yoga teacher, author and graphic designer. I believe that at the heart of teaching is curiosity of learning itself, with an open enquiring mind essential for growth, understanding and gathering of new skills. I collaborate with like-minded teachers and body movement specialists such as physios and yoga therapists to exchange knowledge and skills to pass on to my students.
I offer a slow flow style of vinyasa yoga, functional breathing and movement which originates from learning and a listening within, tuning into what the body is ‘telling’ us.
Connecting with the breath and linking in the movement is a powerful way to connect with our body and bring about a calming state of mind.
I discovered yoga through a friend of mine over 20 years ago. To start with, I practiced solely Ashtanga Yoga which became an integral part of my life.
In 2015 I created my first kids yoga book, Ommie’s Magical Garden, with the goal to introduce children aged 3-8 to yoga and to breathing techniques helping improve their physical and emotional wellbeing through fun and imaginative yoga stories. In 2018, I wrote and illustrated a second kids yoga book, Ommie’s Journey into Calm, to help kids learn about active stillness, inner peace and self-soothing. All the story’s yoga poses can be done in bed, making it a perfect bedtime storybook to help prepare kids for a restful sleep. In 2021 A-Z yoga and mindfulness cards followed, 32 cards with illustrations of animals and easy to copy kids yoga poses, which is fun to do as a family activity.
I am also working as a brand consultant and web designer, as part of the multi-disciplinary design company https://designsyndicate.com/ putting all my creativity into action to help bring brands to life, establishing sustainable branding solutions and designing imaginative websites.
In 2009 I completed my Ashtanga 200hr Yoga Alliance teacher training with Dr. Paul Dallaghan at https://samahitaretreat.com/
In the same year I also qualified as a https://www.merrithew.com/ Stotts Pilates mat work instructor.
With over 4000 teaching hours, I am licenced as a Trainer Pro by the Yoga Alliance to teach 200hr yoga teacher training courses.
In 2022 I qualified as an https://oxygenadvantage.com/ instructor.