I have been supported and nourished by a continuous yoga practice since 2000, and teaching for nearly 15 years.

I have a multidimensional approach to teaching, and am passionate about teaching yoga for women’s health, well-being, agency and resilience. My interest in the therapeutic aspects of yoga to assist populations that have experienced trauma was strengthened by my time working in Rwanda in 2008/2009 for a medical NGO; teaching yoga as an adjunct to HIV treatment and psychological support for female survivors of the ’94 genocide. I founded the Movement for Healing Yoga Programme for female survivors of gender-based violence in 2017 as a natural expansion of the work I’ve been doing with private clients over the last decade. It’s core ethos is to provide a women-centred, compassionate and respectful space in which survivors in the community can access yoga practises to support their daily lives.

Some of my yoga training includes Women’s Yoga Therapy, and Pregnancy Yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Yoga Therapy with Sarah Litton, Trauma Centre’s Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Trauma Informed Yoga for Survivors of Sexual Trauma with Zabie Yamasaki, and Yoga Nidra Meditation (iRest) with Richard Miller. I am devoted to continued study and training in the area of gender-based violence from multiple pathways including Yoga and Western clinical approaches. I have been a faculty member and mentor on the Yogacampus Teacher Training Diploma in London since 2010. I am a member of the Yoga Nidra Network in the UK, and the international iRest Yoga Nidra community.

My lived experience as a female, a mother, a minority, and a survivor have formed my firm belief that yoga should be an inclusive discipline that transcends barriers of physical ability, economics, religion, and cultural and gender identity. These practises need to be made available to everyone in our community.

My own yoga practice is influenced by many paths and not exclusive of one particular lineage. I’ve found constancy and enjoyment from the repetition and grace of the self-practice Astanga form for many years, I am nourished  and supported by restorative and female-honouring rituals of movement and breath, and I am constantly welcomed back to myself through my yoga nidra meditation practise. Yoga provides a framework of stability, healing, and cognitive enquiry for me and serves as an anchor to support my practice of Motherhood and Human Being. I was born in Manila, raised in Sydney, and now reside and teach in London.