About Me

My mini-me at approx. 6 months

Hi, I’m Helen – a yogi, paddleboarder, wifey and mum!

Nick and I were very proud to welcome Holly to the world in November 2019.  I’m updating this almost 10 months later, and she is a little ball of fun, adventure, happiness and the best cuddles in the world! 

I’m just emerging from maternity leave (and like all of us, a global pandemic!), and I’m so happy to be back to teaching yoga and SUP again!  Please bear with me as my timetable and events slowly regrow. 

A bit more about me and my usual teachings:

I’ve been teaching dynamic flow yoga in Maidstone, Kent since 2008.  I love sharing my Ashtanga-inspired passion with people of all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities, and believe that everybody can benefit from a bit of yogic bliss on whichever level serves them best in their present moment.

To expand my own practice, and to broaden the knowledge and tools I have to share this path of yoga with others, I completed a 500-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with esteemed teacher training school, YogaLondon in 2016.

Alongside my traditional Ashtanga practice and classes, I also like to play!! This is where vinyasa, Hot Yoga, SUP Yoga and inversions come in.

My first experience of SUP Yoga was in 2013, and it became a life changing moment (in than one way, but that’s another story!)!  I trained to teach both SUP Yoga and SUP Fitness, and am now qualified with BSUPA as a Level 2 SUP Race/Tour Instructor.  I am also really proud to be a SUP Yoga Ambassador for Hatha Paddleboards

One of the very best things to come from 2020 is SUPTA – The SUP Training Academy, which I co-founded with the awesome Sasha Chisholm.  We teach yoga, Pilates and fitness instructors to confidently and safely take their studio classes out onto the water!  Find out more at www.supta.co.uk.  

It is my aim to make yoga and paddleboarding, in all their forms, an enjoyable, accessible and healthy experience for all, and to show my enthusiasm for and dedication to yoga, health, happiness and nature with every moment I teach!

Come and join me on this journey … there are exciting things to come!

Qualifications

  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certificate with Chi Yoga School, 2007 – 2008
  • 500-hour Yoga Alliance Certificate with YogaLondon, 2015 – 2016
  • SUPfit SUP Yoga Certified Instructor, August 2014
  • SUPfit SUP Fitness Instructor, June 2017
  • BSUPA Level 1 Ready to Ride Instructor, June 2017
  • BSUPA Level 2 Race/Tour Instructor, April 2019
  • whYoga Pregnancy Yoga Certificate, August 2011
  • Rooted in Yoga: 50-hour Functional Anatomy & Yin Yoga Level (I), February 2018
  • Approximately 6,000 yoga teaching hours to date