Thank you so much for taking the time to find Padma Yoga. Padma is the Sanskrit word for the lotus flower. Symbolic within yoga and other Eastern traditions, the flower grows out of the mud and blooms in perfect beauty above the surface of the water. The blossoming of the lotus is like the promise of the spiritual path; it offers us the possibility to bloom, even from the muddiest waters. It shows us that we can overcome suffering, to find beauty and bliss through our journey of enlightenment and self-realisation.
It was this desire to look at 'my stuff' - conscious or otherwise - that led me to yoga. I've been practising for nearly twenty years and teaching for the last fifteen. My teaching journey has taken me from Ireland, via my home county of Lincolnshire to the beautiful Calder Valley. After living in Halifax about 20 years ago, I've had something of a love affair with Hebden Bridge! So in 2018, my husband and I finally made the move to our happy place.
On a personal level, yoga and good mental health are two things which I feel really passionate about. I particularly love the transformative quality of the practices. When we feel stuck mentally and emotionally or our physical health isn't so good, yoga can help us come back to our centre. Through a regular practice, we begin to listen to our own needs and learn to trust ourselves on a deeper level. It's been hugely beneficial for me and I hope it will be for you too.
Please feel free to have a look around the website. I'm still adding bits and pieces as my teaching unfolds in Yorkshire. If you have any questions or would like a chat, please get in touch. Give me a ring, drop me an email or get in touch via Facebook.
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Weekly classes are at the heart of my teaching. When we find a yoga practice and a teacher that we love, yoga has the capacity to change us for the better. Whether you want to start or continue your journey...
Yoga has so many benefits, there are times when it's better to attend a specialist yoga course. Whether you want to improve your mental health, learn to meditate, prepare for birth or tone your pelvic zone...
Workshops are a great way to broaden our understanding of yoga. During a workshop we spend more time exploring the wealth of yoga practices, perhaps learning how we can use the teachings off our mat...
Create time to dive a little deeper in to your yoga practice, with one of our fabulous retreat weekends.
Take a look at dates for Lincolnshire in Autumn 2019 and Yorkshire in Spring 2020.