Movement can be joyous, liberating and magical. 

I’m not someone who grew up naturally feeling drawn to movement. I was the awkward fat kid at sports and I felt nothing but dread when sports day came up.

But you know what? I learned that it’s not about how it looks, but about how it feels. I learned that my practice helps me let difficult emotions pass through me and I know that showing up on the mat supports my mental health and makes me feel stronger and more resilient.

And that’s exactly what I am here for. 

My Story

In the last few years my process of rehabilitation has led me to a more committed movement and creativity practice, which I am excited to share with others. I’ve been working for myself for eight years now and have always loved pushing myself, but in 2020 an accident stopped me in my tracks. Two orthopaedic surgeries later I am grateful for every step I can make, I am kinder to myself and I appreciate slowness and sensuality like I never have before.

I have found that regular movement & creative ritual, no matter how small, makes a big difference to my physical and mental wellbeing. Of course, there are no magic bullets – it takes a willingness to show up in whatever way we can. I’m passionate about making meaningful practices accessible and to faciliate movement far away from diet culture and shame.

I’m committed to experiencing as much joy and pleasure as possible

while I am in this beautifully imperfect human body.

My lived experience of chronic pain, disability & mental health challenges has helped me to develop deep reverence for human resilience and meaningful integration. I am curious about how our stories live in our bodies and about what becomes possible when we get to know our flesh & bones intimately.

Rituals have always been an important part of my life, so much so that I wrote a book about the ones I love the most. To me, movement as a daily ritual is about celebrating what’s possible, moving through what’s hard and simply finding little pockets of pleasure wherever I can. In my queer heart of hearts I know that life feels better when I move & create.

Background & qualifications

Academic

  • MA in creative media from the University of Brighton
  • BA combining mythology, philosophy & creative writing from the Open University
  • Currently enrolled – BA in culture, heritage and literature at the University of the Highlands & Islands

Movement, bodywork & ritual

  • Pilates teacher training with APPI – ongoing
  • Movement for trauma training level one with Jane Clapp
  • Jungian Somatics with Jane Clapp – ongoing
  • Healing Sexual Trauma: A Professional Training in Trauma-Informed Care with the Breathe Network
  • Breathwork facilitator training level 1, 2 & 3 with David Elliot
  • 200 hr yoga teacher training with the Sivananda school, yoga therapy training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and a thai yoga massage training at the Mudita school with Ralf Marzen
  • Life celebrancy training with the OBOD & death midwife training at the University of Vermont

Scope of practice

Academic

  • MA in creative media from the University of Brighton
  • BA combining mythology, philosophy & creative writing from the Open University
  • Currently enrolled – BA in culture, heritage and literature at the University of the Highlands & Islands

Movement, bodywork & ritual

  • Pilates teacher training with APPI – ongoing
  • Movement for trauma training level one with Jane Clapp
  • Jungian Somatics with Jane Clapp – ongoing
  • Healing Sexual Trauma: A Professional Training in Trauma-Informed Care with the Breathe Network
  • Breathwork facilitator training level 1, 2 & 3 with David Elliot
  • 200 hr yoga teacher training with the Sivananda school, yoga therapy training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and a thai yoga massage training at the Mudita school with Ralf Marzen
  • Life celebrancy training with the OBOD & death midwife training at the University of Vermont

My values

Autonomy

My classes offer you the freedom to choose what’s right for you

Community

I care about access & inclusion and the magic of small groups

Joy

I like to emphasise playfulness, pleasure and exploration

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