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My Experience
Trauma Informed Yoga for psychiatric in-patients

Small group Trauma Informed Yoga in a high-dependency women's inpatient unit.

2022 to present

Yoga Therapy: Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Working 3 days a week in the Clinical Neuropsychology Department at Salford Royal Hospital as a Yoga Therapist. Seeing patients for individual psychological body-oriented therapy and running one group intervention per week.

2019 to 2021

Community class: yoga for the mind

Weekly yoga class funded by Mind and Yoga Quota 

2017 to 2018

Community class: gentle yoga and relaxation for mental health

2018 to 2019

Accessible yoga and relaxation classes for people dealing with mental health difficulties within the community. 

Funded by Age Concern UK for 9 months

Supported and hosted by Creative Living Centre

Yoga for anxiety and depression

2016 to 2019

This 6 week course has run over 20 times at several venues across Manchester including The Yoga Rooms and Manchester Yoga Central.


Featured on BBC Sport for Sport Relief 2018.

Yoga for mental wellbeing


A class for members of the Creative Living Centre funded through the NHS / CCG. This ran for 15 sessions following a successful course of 6 sessions of yoga for anxiety.

Trauma Therapist

2014 to present

Body-oriented therapy for transforming trauma including PTSD, Complex PTSD and dissociative disorders one to one and in small therapeutic groups. 

Previously worked with: Manchester Rape Crisis (counsellor training), Creative Living Centre (for members of the mental health charity).

Yoga Teacher

2013 to present

I have over 4000 hours teaching experience in group yoga classes at the following studios:
The Life Centre 2016-2018
Manchester Yoga Central 2016-2018
The Yoga Rooms 2014-present
Creative Calm Yoga Studio 2017-2019
Bannatynes Gym 2013-2018
Ben Dunne Gyms 2015-2016
The Yoga Lounge 2014-2016

Massage Therapist

2017 to 2019

I have been doing Indian Head Massage since qualifying in February 2017. I used to do massage for mental health, pregnancy massage and postnatal massage including sessions for mental health charity Creative Living Centre.

Yoga for cerebral palsy

A specialist yoga class for adults with cerebral palsy and their support workers at Trafford Carers.


Yoga for back care


Regular weekly classes run for people with existing back conditions and those wishing to maintain their back health. Run at The Yoga Rooms and The Life Centre North.

Yoga for multiple sclerosis

A group of adults effected by MS arranged and funded by the Multiple Sclerosis Society UK.


Yoga for stress relief

Weekly class at Manchester Yoga Central.


Pregnancy and postnatal yoga

2015 to present

Regular classes and one to one sessions including birth preparation, yoga nidra and postnatal recovery. Studios: The Life Centre North and The Yoga Rooms.

Now only working one to one with those affected by previous Trauma or Mental Health.

Yoga and Ayurveda for digestive health

2016 -2017

A series of 3 half day workshops introducing students to Ayurveda for digestion including the doshas or body type, agni (digestive fire) and the energies associated with digestion. These successful sessions were run several times from Manchester Yoga Central and The Life Centre North. These are currently offered as one to one sessions.

Yoga for female survivors of sexual abuse and rape

A Trauma Informed Yoga course hosted and funded by Manchester Rape Crisis.


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