About Return to the Self
Since 2000, Yoga has inspired me, healed me and transformed my life into one of abundance! My early days of yoga were rich and exciting as I met many teachers and styles in my travels to different continents during my 10 years as an ‘English as a Foreign Language’ teacher. At the age of 25, I became a student of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, studying with senior teachers worldwide and establishing a firm foundation of direct yoga experience and knowledge.
I was never a gifted asana practitioner, but by age 35, I recognized how yoga had truly transformed me on a deeper level, restoring my own self-belief, cutting through the drama and reconnecting me to the divine. My life changed when I plucked up the courage to train as a Yoga Teacher at the wonderful Brahmani Yoga in Goa and since then work is no longer ‘work’! After teaching Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Kids Yoga in studios around the UAE for many years, I found my calling in Yoga Teacher Training. Inspiring those ready to go deeper on the yoga path is a passion and I have collaborated with my mentor Peewee Sanchez and Yogafirst Middle East since 2013. We have graduated over 200 amazing and unique students on our hatha flow 200-hour courses in the last 5 years. Through Peewee and Guru Pradeep Ullal of the Kevala Foundation, I have opened my eyes and chakras (!) to Kriya Yoga and the power of these practices in aligning our instrument to it’s divine potential.
After having my 2 kids (Caesar in 2013 and Ananda in 2015) I learnt first hand the value of prenatal yoga in supporting pregnancy and birth. I am now passionate about guiding women during the transformational time of pregnancy and supporting women to have a conscious and powerful birth experience. In order to have the greatest impact on women, I offer prenatal yoga teacher training globally to share this beautiful approach to yoga.
I am also a student of Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and am spreading the nourishing practices of womb yoga in order that women can reconnect and listen to themselves. In the new era of ‘householder yoga’ the voice and body of a woman in yoga is powerful. We are now writing a new page in the history of yoga with the female body and spirit, working alongside and reigniting the stories of bhakti and tantra practice. We find ourselves at a point in history where the divine feminine is a voice that needs to be listened to!
By opening up the pathways through yoga practice in whatever form is most resonant, we reawaken our lives, are guided towards greater abundance and return to the immense love and light of our true nature.
“With great love and respect I trust my inner teacher and bow to the masters.”
- ERYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) – Yoga Alliance certified teacher trainer
- RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) – Brahmani Yoga (Goa) 500hrs
- RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) – Yogafirst (Dubai and India) 500hrs
- Yin and Restorative yoga teacher
- RPYT – Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher
- RCYT – Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher
- MA – Master of Arts (Contemporary Cultural Studies) Goldsmith’s College, London