I’m passionate about women enjoying optimal health and well-being by living in harmony with their menstrual cycle. I don’t want you to suffer needlessly like I did and I want you to know that your menstrual cycle can be a help in your life – not a hindrance.
I struggled with my cycle for 30 years until I found that tuning into my cyclical changes and the optimal type of yoga at the appropriate time almost totally eliminated my period pain and premenstrual syndrome. I was amazed – and still am! My levels of stress and exhaustion improved as I learnt to go with my ebbs and flows, instead of keeping going all the time. To my surprise, I also discovered benefits to the menstrual cycle that I never knew existed, like times when I’m full of creativity, which I now put to good use in my day-to-day life. You can read my full story in the free Introduction to my book here.
I have been practising yoga for 21 years and, before my menstrual cycle adventures, I found it the perfect antidote to a hectic London life and a demanding career as an environmental manager in engineering and construction.
Here’s more about my expertise
A deep and personal experience of this work
I’ve spent the last 8 years meticulously tracking my cycle, living by it more and more each day, and creating and refining the yoga I do to meet the ever-changing needs of my menstrual cycle and me.
Inspired to spread the word
I struggled with my menstrual cycle for 30 years, not knowing that there were simple things I could do that would alleviate my difficulties. I don’t want other women to suffer unnecessarily like I did so I am inspired to share what I’ve discovered.
Assistant on the Women’s Quest Apprenticeship 2018
I was honoured and delighted to assist on the Women’s Quest Apprenticeship led by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer of Red School – and have also complete this course and their Unleash your creativity workshop.
Contributing tutor on Well-Woman Yoga Therapy course
I’ve also been a contributing tutor several times for the Well-Woman Yoga Therapy course (a module of the Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Diploma).
Extensively trained in menstruality and yoga
I’ve trained extensively with experts in menstruality (Alexandra Pope, Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer and Miranda Gray). I am yoga teacher having completed a 2-year British Wheel of Yoga accredited diploma. I have also completed Yogacampus’ yoga therapy modules in Well-Woman Yoga Therapy and Intuition and Ethics, Intimacy and Boundaries: How to be a yoga teacher and therapist. I am also a trained Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator.
Experienced mentor and trainer
I have over 5 years’ experience as a mentor in my previous career as an environmental consultant and also coached colleagues when I was an environmental manager. I have developed and delivered training programmes for over 11 years.