I have been practising Yoga and Buddhist meditation for well over ten years and have personally experienced the transformative benefits of both practices.
I came to these practices quite late in life, at 49, shortly after having a hip replacement to alleviate years of chronic pain brought on by the consequences of a car accident. I have been practising virtually every day ever since.
Volunteering for several years with Samaritans made me realise that what I really wanted to do with my life was to help others directly, so in 2014 I made the decision to leave my career in Information Technology and dedicate my life to sharing these practices.
I have qualified both as a Yoga and a Mindfulness teacher and furthered my personal development with courses on Yoga and Mindfulness for Addiction Recovery, Pain Science, Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Yoga for Palliative Cancer Care, Yoga for Chronic Pain and Fatigue and Adaptive Yoga for people with disabilities.
I have taken the Buddhist Precepts at Samye Ling monastery where I received my Buddhist name of Karma Sonam Gonpo.
My classes are very open and approachable and for those with physical disabilities, I have founded Yogable, a not for profit offering chair-based adaptive yoga.
I have been vegan since 2011 and am happy to help anyone wanting to explore the joys and benefits of this compassionate lifestyle in a safe and nutritionally valid way.
In the press
Ayrshire Magazine article, January 2017