Based in London UK, I am qualified in and teach all ages from children to adults the arts of acrobatics, handbalance, and flexibility. My knowledge and skills come through a lifelong journey, through Artistic and Acrobatic Gymnastics, a few decades of performing handbalance and contortion internationally, and through the peace and healing I found in the yoga world. I am now happily passing on my wealth of knowledge on to others.
Qualifications and Certificates
British Gymnastics Coaching Qualifications: Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, Acrobatic Gymnastics, General Gymnastics.
British Gymnastics Judging Qualifications: Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, Acrobatic Gymnastics
Yoga Teacher Training: Sampoorna Yoga India 200hr
Crystal Healing: Philip Permutt L1+2
BSc(hons) Physiotherapy: Leeds Metropolitan University (please note I am not currently a practicing physiotherapist and am not currently registered with the HCPC)
Enhanced DBS: Expires 3rd August 2023
Safeguarding Award: Expires 9th September 2024
Teaching Insurance and Public Liability: British Gymnastics, Equity, Yoga Alliance, Insure4Sport (all current and active)
Gymnastics and Acrobatics Teacher
I grew up in the gymnastics and acrobatics world. A competitive gymnast since I was 7yo, I participated and competed in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, and in Acrobatic Gymnastics. I was taught over the years by numerous amazing senior and high performance coaches in several different clubs. I received my first British Gymnastics coaching qualification in 2000. I have gone on to receive further qualifications in teaching Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, General Gymnastics, and Acrobatic Gymnastics, as well as judging qualifications in Women’s Artistic and Acrobatic Gymnastics. I have taught general and squad/competition gymnastics in several different clubs. I currently teach freelance and for Tekne Gymnastics.
Handstand and Contortion Teacher
I have performed professionally as a contortionist and handbalancer at events all around the world since 2005. As well as performing then I love to pass on my knowledge by teaching others the beauty of handstands and of contortion/flexibility. I began training these arts in the UK in the days before social media and adult classes the UK in them existed, my expertise arises not only from today’s wealth of available information, but also from years of personal training and research, intense anatomy study (I also have a degree in physiotherapy), and a lot of conversations with other experts in the field. Over the last 15 years I have been lucky enough to live and train alongside several world class handbalancers and contortionists who I have also learnt a lot from in an exchange of knowledge. I currently teach on a freelance basis.
Yoga came into my life in 2009 and I am truly thankful for the journey and healing it continually gives me. I have been fortunate to have learnt from some absolutely amazing teachers in London, and from all around the world, all of whom I give much thanks.
My personal practice began with Bikram Yoga, where I practiced both the 26+2 sequence and the Adv Sequence, becoming UK Asana Champion on three occasions, and 2nd Place in the World Asana Championships in 2016. My journey then took me to practice numerous other styles of yoga, and to develop an avid interest in energy and crystal healing. In 2017 I travelled to India and received my 200hr teaching qualification from Sampoorna Yoga.