My own yoga story started at age 3 whilst attending pregnancy yoga with my mother in 1974. I came back to yoga in 1998 by practicing Iyengar and Hatha Yoga - but after my spine and knees were damaged in a car accident, it was Bikram Hot Yoga classes in the Bishnu Ghosh lineage that fixed me.
I taught in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Jamaica, Ibiza, and London before opening the first Bikram Hot Yoga Studio in Brighton - the very first to open in UK outside of London. That was back in 2002, and over the past 18 years I’ve also taught in team/corporate environments with clients including American Express and Crystal Palace FC.
My teachers were some of the best in the business: Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Nirlipta Tuli, Bikram and Rajashree Choudhury, Patthabi Jois, Doug Swenson, Richard Miller, Rusty Wells, Dr Robin Munro, Micah & Desi Springer, John Scott, Christian Scaraglino and Yogi Master Kumar - Rock stars every one!
I’m also qualified in Yoga Therapy and the restorative tool of Yoga Nidra Meditation. I’ve judged for the National Yoga Asana Competition, and mentored new/experienced hot yoga teachers and current/would-be yoga studio owners alike.
In 2011 I undertook my first 10 day Vipassana silent meditation in the Goenka style and I continue to sit and serve at Dhamma Dipa.
A highlight of my career was International Yoga Day 2017. I was honoured to teach over 450 people in one huge open air yoga class in Potters Fields to honour those who sadly lost their lives in the London Bridge terror attack and to show support for the London Bridge community.
Aside of maintaining my Beginners Series, I practice Advanced Class in the Bishnu Ghosh Method under World Yoga Asana champion Ky Ha. I'm a big believer in offering access to the next level after the original Beginners Series through the Intermediate Series, as taught by Christian Scaraglino. Inspired by Bishnu Ghosh (whose writings influenced the development of modern yoga as exercise), a younger brother of the yogi Paramahansa Yogananda and teacher to Bikram Choudhury, who combined weight-lifting with yoga; I've completed my Les Mills Bodypump initial instructor training and I'm a certified Strong Nation Instructor.
Founder of The College of Physical Education, Calcutta
I run annual Yoga Retreats in Spain, Thailand, Morocco, Goa & Egypt - and locally run 'Staycation Weekenders'. As creator of the original bespoke ‘Hot Raw & Juicy’ retreat label, my retreats are the first sober, conscious 26/2 sequence based raw food retreats incorporating yoga therapy, Nidra & Vipassana techniques. 'A cheeky week' is my Family Yoga Retreat offering kids and adult yoga holidays in eco-retreats and areas of outstanding natural beauty.
I've contributed to the opening of 9 hot yoga spaces, more recently creating my 'pop up' hot yoga studios where I led my own classes and workshops in Lewes and Eastbourne.