Dancing has always been my love. Whether it was pretending to be a ballerina through my primary school years, or raving my arse off through all of my teens, I have always found dance to be my biggest respite. When I danced, I unplugged from my worries, my self-loathing and my propensity to step out of the present moment, into the future. I experienced more fully my essence, my heart and being in a state of oneness with the human and the non-human community.
When I was 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 amazing tool for self-discovery and for 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 centred around dance and from that very first workshop, the 5Rhythms became my 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 12 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. Five years ago we opened two health food shops called Wild Honey, which have become a central well-being hub for our community.
As well as teaching two regular weekly classes and workshops, I facilitate women's groups and retreats.
I prioritise the ongoing journey of being well in myself and I have nearly completed 2 years of Family Constellations training With Nicola Dunn and I am presently doing a Whole Body focusing 6 month course with Kay Hoffman. I am also doing a year long sexuality course for women with Jewels Wingfield.
I believe it's essential for us to learn how to prioritise self-care and I offer this in the spaces that I hold.