I discovered yoga in 1994 when a friend asked me to come along to a class with her. I thought it would be fun and it was. It was also extremely challenging, humbling and hugely rewarding. I was hooked. From then yoga became a constant in my life, I enjoyed going to regular classes, building up my practice and the understanding that yoga was benefiting me emotionally and mentally as well as physically. It was a natural step to look into training to be a teacher. 

Iyengar teachers go through rigorous training – a minimum of two years – to become an Introductory teacher. I qualified in 2003 and from the moment I taught my first class, I have relished my change in vocation.  I continued my studies, completing Intermediate Levels 1 and 2 by 2007. I studied for a month at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India and was fortunate to be taught by BKS Iyengar in Colorado,USA, which was a wonderful experience. 

As well as my own regular practice I continue studying by attending classes, workshops and professional development courses. I teach classes in West London, workshops and retreats and also teach private lessons.  I enjoy encouraging people with their practice, encouraging them to push themselves and making it fun. I am aware of peoples’ different requirements and like to make the classes available to all.

- Jackie