Experience

Below is a selection of industry related experience. Please check the Schedule page for a full list of retreats, workshops and classes.

Freelance Yoga Teacher & Thai Yoga Masseuse | Thailand & UK | July – Oct 2015

Freelance teacher for a variety of studios including Ocean Sound Koh Tao, The Yogarden Koh Samui and Barefoot Birmingham. Also providing Thai yoga massage.

Yoga Teacher & Massage Therapist | Ashtari Yoga, Kuta Lombok, Indonesia | June – July 2015

Teaching 12 x 90 minute classes per week – vinyasa flow, slow flow, yoga for surfers, partner yoga. Providing private thai yoga massage.

Yoga Teacher | Bamboo Yoga Retreat, Patnem | Dreamcatcher Resort, Palolem | Maria Guesthouse, Palolem | South Goa | January 2015 – April 2015

Teaching for three busy studios in South Goa, 15 classes per week plus private sessions. A range of classes including mediation, dynamic yoga, vinyasa flow and slow flow for groups of up to 25.

Lead Teacher | Dalmatia Events Yoga and Wellness Retreats | Croatia | October 2014

Teaching weekly retreats on the beautiful island of Vis on the Dalmatia coast – vinyasa flow, restorative yoga, mindfulness & meditation, daily reflections and discussions, art therapy.

Freelance Yoga Teacher | UK | May 2014 – Nov 2014

Teaching a range of weekly classes in Birmingham. Styles include Hot Yoga, Flow, Gentle Hatha, Ashtanga, Restorative, Pregnancy and Level 3 Power Vinyasa Flow.

Teaching 2 hour workshops on a variety of themes including hip openers and arm balancing.

Launched ‘Dance Yoga’ at UK festivals and workshops over the summer.

Yoga Teacher & Host | Surf Maroc, Morocco | Aug 2013-May 2014

Full time contract planning and leading week long surf and yoga retreats in beautiful Taghazout, Morocco. Teaching two yoga classes a day (a mixture of dynamic, restorative, partner yoga, meditation, pranayama) to groups of up to 20 residential students. Hosting duties included booking activities for guests, managing logistics (arrivals and departures), keeping the accounts, managing the villa and the local staff and hosting breakfast and dinner… and surfing of course.

Yoga Teacher | Barefoot Birmingham, UK | Oct 2012 – Aug 2013

One of the original teachers at this busy inner city yoga and wellness studio. Teaching 7 weekly classes of hot yoga, power yoga, beginners yoga and candlelit yoga. Other duties included managing bookings, reception work, and studio admin.

Dance, Yoga and PE Teacher | Baverstock Academy, Birmingham, UK | Sept 2010 – July 2013

Teacher of GCSE and BTEC Dance and PE including 8 months as Acting Head of Dance. Introduced yoga into the school, delivering classes to both students and teachers.  Completed a 10,000 word research project for my Masters in Education on the impact of yoga on students’ well-being.

Dancer and Multi-skilled Entertainer | Self Employed | July 2003 – present

Various UK and international contracts working as a dancer, fire performer and stilt walker. Clients included The Scissor Sisters, Jonathan Ross, Glastonbury Festival, Hed Kandi, Pacha, Ministry of Sound, Gatecrasher and many more

Industry Qualifications

2015 – Thai Yoga Massage Certification – The Sunshine School Chiang Mai
2014 – 500hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training – Brahmani Yoga Goa
2013 – PGCE Masters in Education
2012 – 200hr Yoga Teacher Training – Himalaya Yoga Valley Goa
2011 – GTP Secondary PE (Graduate Teaching Programme) with QTS (1st class)
2003 – BA Hons Dance & Professional Practice (1st class)
2000 – A-Level Dance (A), BTEC National Diploma Performing Arts (Distinction)

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