Dancing has always been a big part of my life. As a child most of my days were filled up with creating new dance routines or taking ballet classes and then as a teen I'd be up dancing all night, at raves. Dance has been my biggest respite. When I dance, I unplug from my worries, my self-loathing and my propensity to step out of the present moment. It allows me to experience more fully my essence, my heart and being in a state of oneness with the human and the non-human community.
At 15 I went to my first 5Rhythms workshop with the founder, Gabrielle Roth and I instantly resonated with her teachings. I discovered that 5Rhythms was an incredible tool for self-discovery as well as learning how to open my heart to myself and to others.
When I danced, I felt more alive. I felt at home. I had found a practice that spoke to me and from that first workshop, the 5Rhythms became my movement medicine.
My teens were a difficult time and having the support of my 5Rhythms practice and my regular class with Sue Rickards, was life-saving for me. When I was twenty, I did the foundation year for Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy, and that combined with my practice of the 5Rhythms gave me the confidence and ground work to write a book for teenage girls, called Sisters Unlimited - Every girl's guide, to life, love, bodies and BEING YOU, published by Random House.
It wasn't until I moved to Mallorca in my late twenties and had become a mother to two daughters and a step-daughter, that I felt ready to do the teacher training. I began teaching in Mallorca 15 years ago and at the same time I opened a dance and yoga studio in the centre of Mallorca called Earth Yoga. I left Mallorca at the end of 2011 and I now live in Oxford with my husband and our four teenagers. In 2014 we opened our first health food shop Wild Honey, and since we have opened two more. As well as offering tons of lovely produce our shops have become central well-being hubs for our community.
During the pandemic I stopped holding classes and instead gathered dancers to the woods to move together during this difficult time. Since then I have started a monthly Sunday morning class
I prioritise the ongoing journey of learning from other modalities and space holders who I feel in alignment with. I completed 2 years of Family Constellations training with Nicola Dunn in 2021 and I'm presently doing a Shamanic Training with Carol Day and the foundation year for Intuitive Herbalism with Nathanial Hughes.
I believe it's essential for us to learn how to practice self-care and I offer this in the spaces that I hold.