“Through free movement, we remember our essence as love; our dance becomes a prayer, an inner dance to honour the feminine spirit within us.”
A little bit about me…
My Yoga journey began over 20 Years ago when I was advised to take it up by my doctor after a difficult time of anxiety, stress, depression and panic attacks. I bought a book and started practising at home, it totally dragged me in, I loved how it made me feel. I began attending classes and workshops in and around York, practising mainly Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga.
After my divorce in 2005, I decided to go to college and train as a holistic therapist. I completed courses in Swedish body massage, aromatherapy, Indian head massage, crystal therapy and reiki mastership. I began holistic therapy work, but still, I was drawn to my passion for Yoga. I searched to find Teachers who taught the spiritual side of Yoga, very few were around at that time, so I decided to become the teacher I was trying to find.
I trained in Dru Yoga style, as I loved its inner stillness, the spiritual energy and focus, and I have been practising ever since. In the last couple of Years, Tribal Bellydance found me and also dragged me in! I have absolutely loved the confidence it has given me and how it has made me feel. I decided to train in the Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance style as I love the fun and community aspect of the dance. I now offer it to you as part of Radiant Woman as it creates such a lovely community of women.
More recently, after a diagnosis of hypothyroidism, through trial and error, I have been using all the tools I have to bring my body back into balance. This is giving me a deeper understanding of the body systems and how to heal and rebalance them.
Through life experience, further education in massage, aromatherapy and holistic therapies at NVQ Levels.
I am so thankful to all the talented strong woman from whom I have learnt:
Reiki to master level & reiki Drum with Catherine Birkenhead, Bridget Ogden and Rachel Deadman.
300 Hours Diplomas in Dru Yoga & 200 Hours Dru Meditation with Louise Rowen, Mona Fairholme & Nanna Coppens of Dru Yoga Worldwide.
Energy 4 Life Wellness Coaching with Caroline Shola Arewa.
Soul Midwifery with Felicity Warner.
Chakradance with Natalie Southgate.
Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance with Paulette Rees Denis and Deirdre Macdonald.
Sacred Cacao Medicine – Annu Tara.
75 Hours Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Kata Van Doesselaar in Ibiza.
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Cindi Lee.
Over many years I have gained much knowledge and wisdom to support women at every stage of life, and death. It brings me joy to share it with you through my Radiant Woman offerings; to share with you the benefits of yoga, meditation, dance & reiki.
My Radiant Woman website, classes, circles, workshops & retreats are here to inspire you onto a road of self-discovery, self-love and self-care.
It would be my absolute joy to guide you back home to yourself… Back to Love.
“The trouble is, we think we have time.” – Buddha