Remember: Don’t take life too seriously

I began practicing yoga because I couldn’t spell Pilates, but quickly came to appreciate the benefits of the practice – increased flexibility of body, peace of mind, and free tea.

I took my first class at age 18, following a groin injury sustained at a Guns N’ Roses concert (don’t ask). I soon discovered that yoga was both a source of enjoyment and a way to find peace and balance. That’s really what kept bringing me back to the mat. And that’s what I most enjoy sharing with my students.

Like my students, I’m still figuring out this whole yoga thing myself. I’ve been teaching yoga for years, but I’m still learning. I strive for the highest levels of professionalism, but I still manage to mix my left and right up at least once a class. Thankfully yoga has also taught me humility, self-acceptance and humour, so you can expect occasional swearing, a few (bad) jokes, and for me to trip over my own feet from time to time.

I’m from the UK, but I’ve been teaching yoga in Prague since 2010. My style is best described as adaptive Hatha yoga – which is a fancy way of saying that I specialise in planning classes and modifying poses based on the needs of the individual.

Everybody’s practice looks different. I want you to ask and listen, try and fail, fly and fall. Ultimately, I don’t care if you don’t know your astavakrasana from your vrksasana, but I do care that you walk out of class with your head high, ready to unleash your good yoga feelings on the world.