I am a yoga teacher and surf coach from the UK who has moved around quite a bit. I love to explore, and can currently be found playing in the Atlantic Ocean or teaching yoga in Newquay.
The name Saltwater Yoga came about not because of proximity to, or immersion in the ocean but from the connection that I have with it and the feeling I get when I’m in or near the sea. The sea has been a great teacher to me and I will forever enjoy being its student.
Since moving to the coast, both saltwater and yoga have been the catalysts to the changes in my life. They have helped me to change my career, my health, my friendships and they have also facilitated my restless nature by making it acceptable for me to travel!
Saltwater Yoga is about feeling the ocean’s influence wherever you are, even if you are far from the coast. For me the ocean evokes the unknown, the tides, the moon; it is fresh, bracing, cyclical. It is about fluidity and peace, but is also wild and demands respect.
I want to use Saltwater Yoga to share my experiences with yoga and the ocean and pass them on through teaching, even as I continue to be a student myself. The sea has give me patience, balance, and a greater understanding of the way I treat myself and those around me.
I did my initial yoga teacher training in Goa, India, after spending two incredible seasons with Soul & Surf in Kerala practising yoga every day. Since then I have studied alignment with the incredible Jim Harrington, trained with Qi-Yo Multiversal Yoga and continue to study anatomy and physiology.
I now teach Hatha Flow (slow, strengthening) surf-focused Vinyasa (strong, dynamic) and Yin (deeply held, meditative) in Newquay, Cornwall.
I am a person who likes to be outside (mainly in the ocean, but I’m partial to a nice bit of woodland too.) I also love eating and surfing (the last one means I can do more of the first one)