Hatha Yoga- open class
Kentish Town Congregational Church
10-week spring term: 3rd April till 5th June
Kentish Town Yoga Venue
Kentish Town Congretional Church, Kelly Street, NW1 8PH
The church is 2 mins walk from Kentish Town West station on the London Overground and a five to ten minute walk from Kentish Town and Chalk Farm stations on the Northern Line and Thameslink.
There is unrestricted parking after 6.30pm on both Kelly Street and Castlehaven Road. There is a toilet available which you could also use to change in.
I started practicing yoga 15 years ago out of curiosity and an instinct towards health and wellbeing. I had a stressful career in TV production and my yoga practice helped me to find peace and relax. My passion for the practice led me to train as a teacher and I haven't looked back since.
My first training was at the Sivananda ashram in Kerala where I spent three months immersing myself in the traditional practices of yoga. I then completed the British Wheel of Yoga training with Tara Fraser and recently completed a Yin Yoga training with Paul and Suzie Grilley. Yoga is an ongoing process of learning and I continue to study and practice with Tara Fraser. I have also trained as a Yoga Therapist with Yogacampus.
I have also been practicing Buddhist Mindfulness and Insight (Vipassana) meditation for the past 12 years and have attended retreats with various teachers in that tradition including Christopher Titmuss, Martin Aylward and Yanai Postelnik.
Apart from leading my own Yoga with classes in Kentish Town where I live, I teach yoga for a variety of yoga schools around London, including Triyoga, Yoga Junction, Down to Earth and Total Chi.
As well as the physical benefits of a yoga practice, my classes emphasize mindful awareness and include focus on the breath, flowing sun salutations, dynamic standing and balancing postures and long held passive yin style postures. I encourage my students to take this mindfulness practice off the mat and into their day to day lives.