A BIT ABOUT ME
Dedicated to Wellbeing
I have always been passionate about contributing in ways that make positive change in the world. In 2005, a severe life-changing illness enabled me to begin to connect with this more deeply. It forced me to take stock of my life and my values. I moved away from my design background and began to really connect with my life purpose, to empower others to also connect with their life purpose and with what well-being means for them.
Today I teach Pilates & meditation, offer Embody Love Movement® workshops and train other women to become ELM Facilitators in the UK and around the world, and I am a certified TRE® provider. Here's how that happened...
I discovered and fell in love with Pilates, having experienced firsthand just how powerful and transformative the method and movement as a whole can can be, and so completed my teacher training with Body Control Pilates in London in 2009, in order to share this incredible gift with others.
Over the years, my teaching has become more and more about well-being, rather than just about fitness. I love to encourage mind/body connections, to enable healing from injury (emotional and physical), to offer a useful tool during times of illness and to encourage the practice of self-care and building self-awareness.
Having practiced meditation since 1995, and training as a meditation teacher at Adore Yoga in Sydney, Australia, mindfulness wove it's way into my teaching. Today I teach Pilates as a Somatic-awareness practice – to me it is mindfulness in motion.
In 2015 I met Dr. Melody Moore – clinical psychologist, yoga teacher and founder of the Embody Love Movement®. I trained with her, initially as an ELM facilitator, then as a facilitator trainer. Our mission is to dismantle the societal conditioning that informs us that the most important thing about women and girls is how they look. We work to to resource all self-identifying girls and women to reclaim beauty on their terms by building self-approval and cultivating compassion for themselves and others.
Most recently I experienced the healing power of TRE®, as designed by Dr. David Bercelli, and so trained to become a certified TRE® provider in London. As a firm believer that "the body keeps the score", this simple, powerful tool is a perfect bridge between my years of bodywork and psychotherapy training.
I am currently studying for an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy at The Minster Centre, London.
“I’m passionate about embodied self-awareness, integrity, authenticity and encouraging people to trust their intuition and to believe in their self-worth. I care deeply about inequality and injustice and so seek to contribute to meaningful and positive change – I believe that for me to experience true well-being in the world, you need to as well.”