I have been studying yoga for twenty-six years and teaching for sixteen. My early training was in Ashtanga yoga, but I have been primarily influenced by the unique blend of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda—ISHTA Yoga—that is the creation of Yogiraj Alan Finger, with whom I study and work closely. In 2009, Alan conferred on me the title of Yogiraj. This means that I maintain the highest standard of yoga knowledge and teaching in the ISHTA yoga lineage, and it is a very great honour.
I teach for a wide range of needs and abilities. My private clients have included bankers, actors, athletes, pre- and post- natal women, mummies and babies, and the chronically ill. I have taught group classes from Beginner to Advanced.
Having moved to New York City from my native Canada, from 2001-2005 I taught private individuals, group classes, and teacher trainings at Be Yoga/Yoga Works. In the spring of 2006 I moved to London, where I continue to teach group and private classes in Notting Hill. These days my main focusis teacher training and mentoring teachers, and running advanced ISHTA retreats and workshops both in London and internationally.
My hope and aim in teaching yoga is to facilitate personal transformation, inside and out. Correct alignment through asana is the key to creating harmony and balance in the body, whilst pranayama and meditation are essential for inner peace and connection to spirit. Blending the ancient and contemporary sciences of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda, ISHTA teaching caters to the individual student’s needs with intelligence and authenticity.
I have written articles for Yoga Magazine UK and have had a weekly column in Metro newspapers worldwide. I have also been featured in Telegraph, The New York Times, Elle, Guardian, Tatler, BBC, Grove, Yoga Journal, Time Out London, and Vogue.