Hi there! So a bit about me. I’m the Founder and Creative Director of the award winning Yeotown Wellbeing Retreat in Devon and Yeotown Kitchen in London. I’m also a long time, passionate Vinyasa Flow Yoga teacher and qualified Positive Psychology Coach, though you may not know it from my impatience with long queues at the Farmer’s Market and devotion to lie-ins! Fortunately my aim is authenticity and not perfection. A survivor of the exploding Los Angeles yoga scene, I’ve always believed in making my way through life with humor and laughter and my yoga classes and coaching are certainly no exception. I’m an E-RYT500 and hold a Diploma in Coaching from the University of Cambridge and a certification in Applied Positive Psychology Coaching.
Born in Ottawa Canada, I’ve pretty much spent most of my life studying creative movement and its use as a form of self-expression and self realisation. Upon graduating high school, I moved to California for University and this is where I first discovered yoga. I also began working in the music and film industry during this time while simultaneously cultivating a rich and diverse yoga practice. As my studies and passion for yoga grew steadily more intense, I gradually moved into teaching. After studying with many recognized teachers around the globe including completing a 500hr YTT with Shiva Rea, my primary methodology is Vinyasa Flow Yoga. I infuse my classes with Positive Psychology studies and encourage a character strengths approach by building on what’s strong versus focusing on what’s wrong.
In 2010 I Co-Founded the award winning Yeotown, a haven of health in Devon, England dedicated to sustainable and balanced living. In 2018 I expanded my Yeotown brand into London in the form of a MindBody eatery complete with cafe, juice bar and ‘Meditation Station’. Now with two locations, one in Marylebone and one in Paddington.
I’ve studied hard and worked harder and have established myself as one of the UK’s leading Vinyasa Flow Yoga instructors with a roster of high profile clients and popular group classes at London’s esteemed triyoga studio. I also travel the globe conducting yoga & surf retreats, Yoga Teacher Training courses and master classes/workshops. I’ve been fortunate to have been featured on ITV1, BBC Radio and in publications such as Tatler, The Sunday Times, YogaJournal, OM Magazine, Harpers Bazaar and Yoga Magazine.
I joyfully divide my time between London and Devon where I share my life with my surf loving husband and our two adorable cheeky little girls.
After all I’ve experienced in my life, I’ve come to realise that the grass is not only not greener on the other side but that there is NO other side! There is only one side and that’s the inside, and the grass is always greenest where we water it. So don’t worry about comparing yourself to others, it will only make you miserable. Take a moment and reflect on what’s going good for you right now and build on that. Build on your strengths, don’t wallow in your weaknesses. We all have our flaws, no one is immune but some people are more resilient than others and you’ll be much happier in the long run building your strength of resilience, grit and gratitude than trying to be perfect and all the time.
What can I say, some people are born lucky in love! I am surrounded by it and take none of it for granted. From my two baby girls, my loving husband to my crazy, funny sisters, doting parents, awesome friends and passionate students. I am fully aware of how fortunate I am and of the love and light that surrounds me and informs my life on a daily basis. I believe we are attracted to people for their seeming perfection, their shiny veneers and masks they may wear however it is their flaws, their imperfections, their confessions of insecurity, hurt and vulnerability that actually make us fall in love.
Don’t forget though that at the end of the day it has to start with self-love! I am super comfortable to say I really do love myself and with my many interests that pull in me in various directions, I always make sure to slot in loads of self-care. Above all though, let your mind be kind to you…