Meditation and yoga teacher, writer, mentor & recovery warrior.
Curious, flawed & beautifully messy human being.
Well, hello there! I'm Deborah
I’m known for my infectious curiosity for exploring the glorious and beautiful mess of being human, and how meditation & yoga - through insight, connection and deep, deep listening – can helps us to navigate this wild ride.
Whether attending one of my classes, retreats, workshops or teacher trainings - UK or international - expect an invitation to go deeper into yourself and discover more joy.
Hope to see you soon !
My Story (so far) Deborah is a seasoned leader and teacher, with a knack for meeting people right where they are, with deep insight and a compassionate heart. After an ‘eventful’ start to life, she triumphed over adversity and beat addiction in her early twenties. Like many, she knuckled down into a career with very grown-up jobs. After 15 years in the corporate sector (IT and Banking) and studying an MBA, she headed off on sabbatical to South America seeking something more meaningful. Already a trained yoga and meditation teacher, she went on to found Whitespace Yoga and Wellbeing Centre and was CEO for 10 years, before stepping down at midlife to immerse herself in teaching and facilitation; the thing that lights her up the most! She still has a seekers soul, but the journey for a long while now has been inward; always inward. A London escapee, Deborah currently lives in a sleepy village in Buckinghamshire UK, surrounded by 800 acres of STUNNING woodland that you can get lost in for days! To be continued…..
About my Teaching As well as teaching classes for 18 years, I’ve been curating and leading trainings, workshops and retreats for 12 years. I'm passionate about creating experiences in casual learning settings that can help change people’s lives — be it in a studio, on retreat or in the workplace. I help people reconnect to and reclaim their humanity, so they can rediscover the vitality in their lives and relationships. My style is friendly and down to earth, accessible to people from all walks of life, and always with a sense of lightness and humour (diving deep and laughter are not mutually exclusive!) I'm a Mindfulness Teacher (MBSR, Bangor University) and also studied with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield - going on to work for them as a Mindfulness Teacher and Mentor at Cloud Sangha. I attend regular silent retreats to deepen my own practice. With a keen interest in working with trauma and addiction, I've also studied with Ralf Marzen, Dr Gabor Mate and Richard Schwartz to better understand how yoga and meditation can support this aspect of our human experience. I'm a Somatics Movement and Senior Yoga Teacher/Trainer in multi-disciplines (Hatha, Flow, Yin, Nidra and Restorative). I like to weave these practices together to help regulate the nervous system - healing stress, addiction and early trauma – to bring greater balance and sense of calm our body and mind. I believe only then, can we see clearly and show up fully. I love to write, and have featured in OM Magazine, Amrita Magazine and Yoga Magazine, as well as being the resident Wellbeing columnist for Circus Magazine. Drawing on over 23yrs of practice and 18yrs of teaching, I’m on a personal mission to share the benefits of delving into these practices in community. By offering these experiences, the space for healing connection opens up to empower others - not to change themselves, but to be fully seen in all their glory. I believe when we change the way we see ourselves and each other, we can affect some sort of change or perspective that makes our world better.