Based in the beautiful Lake District, I teach yoga because … I love it! A long-time advocate for movement medicine and a holistic approach to health, I integrate asana, meditation, pranayama and philosophy in a way that inspires students to take their practice off the mat and into the world. I like yoga because it makes us feel better. And when we feel better, we act better.
I’m a strong believer that each student is everybody else’s teacher, so I always do my best to connect with everyone in a group and stay open to possibility in order to create classes where everyone feels supported and involved. I want people to feel like they can practice with their whole self present – no gloss or pretence required. I LOVE to guide and assist people on their own paths to reclaiming their wholeness.
When not teaching yoga or working with animals (I’m a also horse vet and with a strong focus on horse and dog acupuncture), I can be found writing, climbing, riding, adventuring in the mountains with my unruly pack of huskies, taking photos, making fresh vegan food and being outside whatever the weather.
I have been a student of yoga for 15 years, and took my first 200hr RYT course with Gloria Latham, Ara Cusack and Cameron Gilley of Semperviva Yoga on the tiny island of Kythira in Greece. My wild heart and lifelong love of learning have since led me to take an 85hr Ashtanga foundation course with David Swenson and in 2014 I travelled to a remote bamboo forest in China to complete a 200hr RYT Ashtanga training with John Scott.
verb: Drift; 1. to be carried slowly on a current of air or water
Drift is about moving through life carried slowly and gently on the current of our often-forgotten breath. Connecting to our breath through yoga gives us the key to peace, strength and the power to connect to the ultimate guide – our own intuition.
Drift is about helping people to work through what hardens them and weighs them down so they can travel through life lightly and with grace, open to opportunity and embracing challenge and change. Positive transformation isn’t about adding more to our lives, it’s about letting go of what doesn’t serve us. Confidence and clarity don’t come from relentlessly trying to find or change ourselves, they happen when we stop resisting life and allow the exceptional brightness of our true selves to shine through.