Through a love of movement and a childhood of dance Sophie found yoga, having practised many styles, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha, Dharma and Hatha Raja.
After being introduced to yoga in her early twenties through an Ashtanga practise, she continued her practise with local teachers Adele Offland, Matt Ryan and Sherry Edwards.
Sophie completed first 200 hour training was a combination of Sivananda and Ashtanga with Sun Power Yoga in 2016.
Her practise led her to find the Dharma Yoga discipline and through this practise she found her teacher Andrei Ram and completed her 200 hour in Hatha Raja Yoga in 2018 and 2019.
“It’s not about teaching, is about sharing life’s practice. It’s not about instructing, is about leading the collective. It’s not about yoga, is about protecting, fostering and cherishing life’s treasure. It’s not about to be the one who knows more, it’s all about serving-all.” Andrei Ram Om
Her own practise and studies are always continuous, under her teacher Andrei Ram and local friends at One Yoga in Chorlton, with the guidance of the fantastic Andrea Everingham.
Half Malaysian, half English, Sophie enjoys using elements of Chinese medicine and meridians into her restorative classes. Her urge to explore this ancient practise more, as well as to deepen her knowledge with further training will be taking her to Asia in 2021.
Here you can find information on where I teach, weekly classes and monthly workshops in South Manchester, as well as retreats in the UK and Europe.
What Yoga means to me,
The word yoga in Sanskrit comes from the root ‘yuk’ to yolk, a union, so I encourage you to share you own yoga journeys, please feel free to read, comment, like and message or even join me on my journey or even pop to a class and start your own yoga journey!
My classes are light hearted and designed to help bring a sense of balance and equanimity to your body and mind. The real practice of yoga is not how many shapes you can make on the mat but the way you move through life, the asana practice is designed to make you feel good, to keep your body healthy and you mind clear and allow you to find stillness within.
Practicing yoga means you often find yourself in a period of self reflection, on a journey towards self realisation and inner stillness. The journey you take allows you to learn how to change your perspective, how to address any of life’s obstacles with compassion – using your yamas and niyamas (the first two limbs of yoga).
The practice allows you time to find space in both the body and the mind, space that allows you to develop an inner light and feeling of wellbeing, and the ability to send this light out into the world bringing a little brightness into the dark.
I look forward to meeting you and sharing this amazing and ancient practice with you.