Story In Numbers
1000+ plus happy hours spent working with my clients
15 year love affair with Tibetan Buddhism
31 years old
5 years working and travelling the world with the circus
5 months in India studying Buddhism and Meditation
5 years sober and living clean
3 more essays to complete my Counseling and Psychotherapy Qualification
2 Passports, USA Born, Welsh-raised
1st class Hons degree from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
1 year teaching dance and movement at a refugee camp in Berlin
1 month running the woman’s dance and movement program at a refugee camp in Athens
1 language Well Spoken – English, 2 not so well, yet 😉 – German and Tibetan
Personal & Professional Training
Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coaching Certification
Yoga & Mindfulness for Addiction, Minded Institute London
Total Yoga Nidra Facilitator Training, Yoga Campus London
4 Day Workshop With Kino Macgregor, Jivamukti Berlin
7 Day Ashtanga Intensive with Laruga Glaser, Yoga Rebellion Berlin
Rainbow of Desires (Boal) facilitator training, Cardboard Citizens, London
Yoga Nidra Immersion Weekend, Yoga Campus London
Vipassana 10-day Silent retreat, Germany
Meditation 101, FPMT, Online
4 Month Tibetan Language Immersion, Esukhia, India
Why I do it
Here’s the thing. I know what it is like to struggle with your body (and mind) and not know what to do. I try and be the person that I myself I needed in my past. I had no idea my path was to do this. I thought I would be a writer or a linguist, maybe a TV presenter or a theatre Director. This was never the plan, that’s not how life works.
As a youth I did gymnastics, trampolining and athletics. As an adult I have been through the mill of gyms, aerobics, dance workouts, running, cycling, spinning, pilates, yoga, interval training, you name it I’ve tried it and I’ve also done a lot of nothing and hiding from it all. I despaired, hated, violated, rejected, battled and resisted my body for as long as I can remember, not looking in mirrors, not wanting to be seen and my behaviour patterns were unhealthy.
But now, the years of re-training myself, my habits, my mind, changing my lifestyle, working hard, asking for help and support has paid off – in a big way – the journey continues, as ever. I am not fixed; I am not fine; I have not reached any pinnacle; I have so much ahead of me and there is daily, sometimes hourly maintenance to do, but I overcame some major, longstanding hurdles, and now I help other people do the same.
I have suffered with disordered eating, addiction and depression and work daily and consistently to keep myself happy and healthy. There is maintenance involved, it isn’t always easy, but I have a lot of experience in how to do this, how to keep myself ‘up’ and safe and stop from slipping too far down again.
I have learnt and trained and experienced a lot and I live to share this with my clients. I LOVE what I do and working with people to help them on their journeys. I am a coach and a facilitator, not a teacher or a guru. I help you access what is already inside. By no means do I claim to know it all or have a quick fix – this isn’t the way it works. Anyone that tells you otherwise is lying.
The body is an incredible thing and we owe it to ourselves to love it and nurture it. If we look after our body/mind, our experience of life is transformed.
I have quit drinking and smoking and taken up yoga, fitness and dance in the past 5 years. I know how hard it can be to break bad habits and learn good ones, but it can be done and I can help you do it.
I am kind, encouraging, committed and compassionate. I am not a slave driver, but I will make you work and address your problems face on, with constructive feedback, dialogue and a smile. Reshaping our body, and the life it lives, is a difficult thing to do and I make it a positive journey that people want to be on.
I know how much your life can change if commit yourself to a new way of living, achieve your goals, overcome problems, challenge yourself , see growth and transformation both internally and externally. For me feeling strong in my body and learning to like what I see when I look in the mirror has changed my life. My movement and fitness journey has meant that I’ve lost weight and grown muscle, but that’s not the point of all this, it’s a by-product. By learning to look after myself and love myself, I have created a healthier being to move with.
In the past I struggled and despaired and hid my body and hated it, but through balanced nutrition, food freedom, Buddhism, realistic expectations, self love and kindness, movement, yoga nidra, positive dialogue with myself and a consistent practice I am no longer in a desperate battle. I have found methods that work and I can help you do the same. I also encourage you to do your own reading and research and empower yourself with knowledge and other people’s stories and practices.
Everything I do is made with love.
It is my mission to empower women to get ultimate body confidence and food freedom so that they can live a life they love.
No one is excluded – transformation is possible for everyone. I believe with all my heart we can create new pathways, move beyond unskillful, detrimental habits and develop unshakeable confidence & compassion and resilience.
I combine my passion and training in Nutritional Coaching, (Fun) Fitness, Buddhist Psychology, Yoga Nidra, Mindset & Habit Forming Psychology and Sense of Humour into a unique coaching experience.
I LOVE people, learning, sharing, supporting, coaching, moving, laughing and finding ways to enjoy life, even when it gets hard. That is when we grow.
I have struggled with my body, overcome many obstacles and built a life I love and I help other women do the same. You can do the same.
Everything I do is made with love.x