Belle took up yoga 30 years ago, prompted by back pain as a teenager. Through regular practice she discovered a positive shift not only physically, but – like a bubble of oxygen rising up through turbulent waters – also in terms of clarity to choose the next best step forward.
Her desire to joyfully share this underpins her teaching since 2003 with formal teacher trainings including Yoga Therapy Diploma, Satyananda & Sivananda traditions, and extended study & travel in India. Many years of Astanga Vinyasa, Iyengar & Scaravelli practice also inform her yoga journey.
For the past 15 years, Belle has lead retreats internationally, bringing both her skills in practice & her experience of global travel to create safe & positive spaces for transformational yoga experiences.
Through Yoga Therapy, Belle safely adapts practices for those with compromised health & for whom individual or small group classes are more appropriate. Her Satyananda training in classical teachings of asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation & Yoga Nidra continue to be a rich seam to mine, especially when the ability to practice dynamic asana is limited.
Since 2006, her London base is the lovely studios & home of Siobhan Davies Contemporary Dance, running weekly classes, workshops & 121 Yoga Therapy.
Mantra has been at the heart of 20 years of Buddhist practice & as a singer songwriter, Belle enjoys sharing voice, guitar & song on retreats & in class.
Belle is part French & shares her joie to vivre to help students enjoy a sustainable, ever-deepening & integrated yoga practice.