My yoga journey began whilst watching a friend practice yoga on the beach of Koh Tao, Thailand, in front of a beautiful sunset. With such a picturesque view, and a little taster of something different, it left me excited to get home and take my first class. Upon returning to London it wasn’t long before I embarked on my first Bikram class in Chiswick. It was something completely new, exciting, sweaty and very challenging, however, just halfway through class I had fallen in love with the practice.
Furthering my travels, I moved to Melbourne, Australia where I was lucky enough to be living opposite a studio in the centre of town. I found myself in the hot room nearly everyday which is where I really learnt about and felt the amazing benefits of the yoga. After 10+ years of back pain caused by scoliosis, regular intake of pain killers and many failing appointments with chiropractors, physiotherapists, acupuncturists and osteopaths, I had finally found something that was working!
The rewards have been endless both physically and mentally. My life has become more focused, calm, content and pain free.
I was once told ‘choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life’. So, in 2012 my growing passion for Hot Yoga flew me to LA where I completed a 9-week teacher training course. I often dreamt of having my own studio and after graduating, I returned to London where I have been working hard to make this dream come true!
I first discovered yoga when travelling with my friends in Southern India where I enjoyed early morning classes at sunrise and learning to meditate. I then went on to travel the rest of the world taking my new found love for yoga with me. From practicing on the beaches of Koh Tao in Thailand to the skyscraping studios in Sydney, Australia, I realised the great mental and physical balance yoga provides for a busy and social lifestyle, allowing you to feel relaxed and tranquil. I decided I wanted yoga to play a big part in my future and set myself an ambition to open my own studio and share what I had discovered.
On returning to the UK, I began my journey to becoming a Bikram yoga instructor. I travelled to LA and completed the Bikram Yoga Teacher Training Course. This was an amazing experience where I met some inspirational people from all over the world. Upon returning from my training course I have continued to teach all over the country gaining and developing my knowledge on the anatomy and theory of yoga whilst developing my own practice at the same time. I then continued to follow my ultimate dream of opening my own studio with my best friend and business partner Leanne. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Welcome to Hot Yoga House!