ABOUT  YOGASHONA

  • I've been living in Newton Stewart with my three kids since we moved back from Canada in late 2010. I feel blessed to now live in such a stunning little corner of the world.
  • I started practicing yoga regularly after the birth of my third child. I was recently separated, and the lone parent of three little ones. Yoga was an hour and a half of 'me' time every week that really made me feel great and helped me through some very challenging times, including overcoming my battle with alcohol addiction. I made friends in that class that are still good friends today. Initially I was going to class for the physical benefits I knew I'd get. I became stronger and more flexible. I had no idea that over time, as I began to delve deeper into a variety of practices such as pranayama, meditation and chanting, yoga would become the foundation of my entire life.
  • I am a level 1 coach in triathlon working with kids and adults at Newton Stewart Triathlon Club and The Triathlon Trust.   I occasionally work with Active Schools and Communities as a sports coach. I am a member of the parent council and actively involved in fundraising for my kids' schools.
    I'm a keen mountain biker and enjoy running and swimming.  I also like cycling around the quiet local roads if there's a coffee and cake stop along the way.  Occasionally I put all that together and have had a go at a couple of local triathlons.  I like reading, word puzzles, teaching myself guitar, walks with our dogs Bo and Bear, playing with our two kittens Mai and Binoo and travelling adventures with the kids.

 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING  & QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Yoga Foundation Course, Yoga Scotland 2012
  • 500hr Teacher Training Diploma,  Yoga Scotland 2013 - 2015
  • Yogic Living and Teaching Course, Yoga Scotland 2020 - 2021
  • Certified Vishoka Meditation Teacher, Himalayan Institute, 2021 
  • Yoga therapy for anxiety CPD qualification.